Recipient, "2013 Outstanding Advocate for Science & Technology Award"
The Science Museum of Long Island recently named Maria Brown as a recipient of a 2013 OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARD. Maria will be honored on Wednesday, February 6th at the Westbury Manor for her outstanding contributions toward the advancement and education of science and technology.
Please help support Maria in her goal to raise a minimum of $1,000 for this important fundraiser.
Proceeds support the Science Museum of Long Island's programs and services for the children and families of the region!
A summary of Maria Brown's impressive list of accomplishments:
Maria Brown has been teaching science at Sayville High School for 14 years. She is currently the science research teacher and implemented the Research in Science & Engineering Program in 2007. She received a BA in Biology and a BS in Geology from the City University of New York at Queens College and a MS in Environmental Science from Long Island University. She has been certified as a Professional Wetland Scientist through the Society of Wetland Scientists since 1995 and was employed as an Environmental Scientist for 12 years prior to becoming a high school science teacher in 1999. Her passion is conducting ecological and sustainability studies in tropical rain forests and because of this,she has travelled with students to Costa Rica and the Peruvian Amazon since 2005. She is dedicated to creating STEM initiatives for students of all ages and has recently developed a Molecular Ecology Laboratory at the high school, developed a Middle School “Explorer’s Club”, and has collaborated and implemented an elementary aeronautical engineering program called SOAR in the Sayville District. The things she enjoys most is spending time with her family, exploring new places, skiing, hiking, kayaking, and listening to music.
The inaugural ADVOCATES FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARDS takes place on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 6pm to 8pm, at Westbury Manor. To register or for more information, call Tracey Gittere at (516) 222-0550 or TGittere@LegendaryEvents.net
When & Where
Science Museum of Long Island
Chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1963, SMLI is a not-for-profit science activity center located in Plandome on the Leeds Pond Preserve in Nassau County. The Science Museum offers enrichment workshops for children on weekdays and during school vacations. SMLI provides teachers and community leaders with field trips as well as programs that can be brought onsite to field locations. Activities at the Science Museum are typically pre-registered hands-on science workshops.