Two Vegas Teachers Chosen for Siemens Fellowship | News
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Two Las Vegas high school teachers are participating in a summer scientific research program through the multinational Siemens Corporation.
Stephanie Spirisa of Northwest Career and Tech Academy and Sarah MacNab of East Career and Tech Academy are among 40 teachers nationwide selected for a two-week Siemens Teachers as Researchers fellowship.
The program works with teachers to spur interest in research and inspire students to pursue science and technology careers. Program officials say the two teachers will complete short-term projects alongside some of the nation's top scientists.
The program operates from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., and Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Siemens is a large electronics and electrical engineering conglomerate. The company's foundation organizes the fellowship program.