Thursday 18, July 2019

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The Langley Crier
Summer 2018

"Chapter Meeting"

Meeting1 200pxOur May Chapter Meeting was hosted by Regent University Military Resource Center. We were very pleased that many Langley Airmen made the journey through the tunnel to tour Regent's State-of-the-Art Cyber Range. The Cyber Range offers over a dozen hyper-realistic customizable scenarios for hands-on training for Security Operations Center teams or cybersecurity professional on one of the world’s most advanced simulation platforms.

Meeting2 200pxIn addition to the Cyber Tour, outgoing VP of Aerospace Education, Bill Etchison honored AFA Langley Chapter 2018 local Teacher of the Year. The purpose of the program is to recognize classroom teachers at the chapter level for their accomplishments and achievements in exciting K-12 students about science and math (STEM) and preparing them to use and contribute to tomorrow’s technologies. This is a unique opportunity for chapters to reward special teachers who are furthering excellence and making coming to class an adventure. This year’s winner is Ms. Ellen Fiscella, faculty member of the Poquoson High Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department as well as a valuable member of the Poquoson school community. Ms. Fiscella is highly involved in STEM classes and activities through Advanced Drawing and Design, Technical Drawing and Design, Architectural Design and Engineering Drawing.

Meeting3 200pxNominated by Poquoson HS Principal Michelle Cihak, Ellen is described as "incredibly gifted at reaching all students through innovative instruction, both instructional delivery and student motivation are among Ms. Fiscella's strengths." She also devotes her time and effort to help students outside of the classroom. Ellen serves as a sponsor for Society of Women Engineers, responsible for planning and implementing enrichment opportunities to increase STEM interest among female students. Ms. Fiscella's students embrace the true meaning of STEM. In the past two years her students have combined science, engineering, mathematics, and technology on a daily basis to produce technical drawings, architectural models, product prototypes and practical solutions to everyday problems.

Her students have participated in several competitive learning experiences associated with the annual Apprentice School SNAME Boat Design Competition and High Schools United NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH) design challenge. Students have earned top placings in competitions and even patented award winning designs. Ms. Fiscella also established a Partnership with New Horizons which encourages ways to make a difference in the school community. Her involvement in the community provides unique opportunities for students and guest speakers to participate in her classroom activities to include NASA experts to assist in problem solving with equipment! She is continually seeking new avenues to engage students and prepare them for achieving their post-secondary goals.

Congratulations Ms. Ellen Fiscella! You truly are an outstanding and deserving Teacher of the Year award winner!

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