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A Model Science and Technology Internship Program for High School Students

Dinner and social hour begin ar 7:00 pm with an approximately hour-long presentation and question-and-answer session to follow. There is a suggested contribution of $3 for non-students.

Our Open Seating Policy will be in effect for this event.

Venue capacity = 80 / Estimated day-of RSVP turnout = 60%

A Model Science and Technology Internship Program for High School Students

Dawn Adams, Ph.D.
Internship Coordinator, The Center for Advanced Studies
Wheeler High School, Cobb County School District

The Center for Advanced Studies at Wheeler High School has successfully placed more than 1,000 students in internship positions from stem cell research to The Discovery Channel's “Flip That House” and many more in between. Dawn Adams, the internship coordinator, will share her insights and experience with the program, which prepares tomorrow’s leaders to move through their college years with ease and beyond. Several the center's alumni will share their experiences as interns and describe how these experiences have influenced their career paths.

About Dawn Adams
Dawn Adams has been a public educator for 25 years in the Cobb County School District and is the creator of the internship program that has been adopted by The Center for Advanced Studies at Wheeler High School. The internship program was a key factor in the school's receiving the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Certification, which has been awarded to only two high schools in the state.

In addition to her responsibilities at Wheeler, Dawn works with school districts in other parts of the country to help them create similar internship models. She is a frequent speaker at The National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Math, Science and Technology. Dawn has also created science curriculum for the Center for Disease Control and the Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities as well as the GIFT (Georgia Fellowship for Teachers) Program at The Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dawn began her career teaching 1st-grade students and gradually moved through all grades until she reached 12th grade, where she currently resides.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish it had covered how it fit into the big picture Cobb county school system, not just how wonderful the students are.

    November 12, 2012

  • Marc M.

    What an inspirational talk about a remarkable accomplishment in science education! Thank you, Dr. Adams, Dr. Stark and all the Wheeler Magnet School alumni who attended.

    November 10, 2012

  • Iris L.

    This is great! Looking forward to hearing from Dawn and the alumni. STEM is crucial, but I would like to advocate for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Mathematics) to supplant it. We must foster the creative capacity and artistic value if we wish to solve the greatest challenges of the 21st century and not merely perpetuate the status quo of the last century... Art + Science = WONDER! :)

    November 7, 2012

  • susan

    Great to see this program I was a science buff as a child it would have been wonderful to have internships programs available. Thank you for being an advocate for bright young minds!

    October 29, 2012

    • Marc M.

      Susan, it's a pleasure to offer this program. We plan to do more like it in the future. Thanks!

      October 29, 2012

  • Suzy T.

    I have been a student of the public school system in Georgia. Please consider attending this event and being an advocate for children and teens interested in the scirnces!

    October 16, 2012

    • Marc M.

      You tell them, Suzy!

      October 16, 2012

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