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CTE Student Apps Highlighted in ABC News TCS Marathon Coverage

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Four CTE high schools participated in an app challenge at the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon.

Just before the start of this year’s TCS New York City Marathon, ABC-TV news reporter Amy Breeze filed a story about the TCS goIT Technology Awareness Program. Students from four high schools — Chelsea CTE High School, the Academy for Software Engineering, Thomas Edison CTE High School and the Bronx Academy for Software Engineering — created a series of apps to support the marathon.

Watch the video.

Nine CTE High Schools Place Winners in the Citywide Graphic Arts Competition

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Over a hundred CTE students await the judges’ results during lunch at the CityTech Atrium during the annual Citywide Graphic Arts Competition.

Every year, the Graphic Arts Industry Advisory Commission, the New York City College of Technology (CityTech) and industry partners sponsor a citywide competition for graphics students in Desktop Publishing & Graphic Design, Web Site Design, Digital Video Production, Digital Photography, Package Design and Student Filmmaking. Last Friday, over a hundred graphics students gathered at CityTech’s labs to compete in the thirteenth annual Finals.

For each of the live competition categories, students were given a themr on-site and had four hours to produce finished work. Photography contestants took photos in downtown Brooklyn  neighborhoods. Video students shot and edited their spots using live and web-discovered material. All competitors worked from the same basic resources. For the Desktop Publishing & Design category, the winning piece — a poster promoting Harlem Week — will be used by the sponsor, the United Federation of Teachers, in signage and ads this summer.

Of the eleven high schools that submitted contestants through the two Qualifying Rounds in April and May, nine schools took home trophies, cash and prizes. The First Place winners in each category will be hosted by the New York Times Production Department with a networking dinner with Times executives and a tour of the pre-press, printing and mailing operations in College Point, Queens.

The list of winners and their work will be posted to the Competition web site this week. For next year’s event, organizers are planning a new competition category in Digital Illustration.

Chelsea HS Launches Interdisciplinary Network Science Collaboration

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The emerging field of network science studies complex networks such as telecommunication networks, computer networks, biological networks, cognitive and semantic networks and social networks. Chelsea CTE High School students are collaborating on a wide-ranging multidisciplinary program involving Cisco Networking Academy, the New York Hall of Science and Stevens Institute of Technology to bring network science ideas into high school curriculum preparing the next generation of scientists and policymakers. Cisco and the New York Hall of Science are CTE Council Members.

A story in the Huffington Post describes the program:

Changing The World One Network At A Time

By Stephen Miles Uzzo, PhD., VP, Science & Technology, New York Hall of Science

Marie Zwickert of Cisco writes about the event and the press coverage:

…Thanks to the leadership at Chelsea CTE High School and the enthusiasm of both their instructor (John Tebbitt ) and Academy students, the collaborative experience this summer at Boston University was very successful for all constituents. The team of students continues their research this academic year along with mentors from Stevens Institute. The students research will be showcased next summer at Boston University with an elite group of scientists. Chelsea’s students were stellar participants and Stephen attributes their success to the foundational skills learned in Cisco NetWorking Academy…

Read the full story about NetSci High.

June CTE Spotlight

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The latest edition of the CTE Spotlight newsletter from the Department of Education is now available on-line. The second issues of the PDF publication includes:

  • An in-depth feature on the Academy for Careers in TV and Film, a CTE high school in Long Island City that includes a student-led film production company.
  • A guest column by Francoise Jacobsohn, Vice-Chair of the CTE Advisory Council and Equality Works Project Manager for Legal Momentum, detailing the New York City Pipeline Project to support gender equity in CTE.
  • An interview with Food and Finance High School senior Lazarus Lynch, who organized the first annual Youth Hunger Summit at his school in April, packaging over 10,000 meals for underfed New Yorkers.
  • Roundups of CTE competitions and articles and reports on career and technical education.

The Spotlight was designed and produced by students of Chelsea Career and Technical High School under the guidance of teacher Scott Fowler. We thank the students, congratulate them on their graduation and wish them the very best of luck.5

For more information or to suggest story ideas for future issues, please email editor Nicholas Martinez.