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UCONN First Year Excellence in Innovation Award

Recipient: Christina Valera

Christina, a 2016 graduate of the Bio-Tech School, is a sophomore Physiology major. During her involvement with the Innovation House, she has worked to develop a blood pressure bracelet that automatically tracks blood pressure every two hours and relays this information to an easily accessible app. Christina was inspired by the health issues in her own family and motivated by the fact that many elderly people cannot track their own blood pressure and are alone for long periods of time. The app developed by Christina is able to contact emergency responders if the blood pressure is too high for safe biological function. Christina is also very involved in the Learning Community Innovation Zone through workshops and personal projects.


The American Alliance of Museum's blog article on the Lifelines project, featuring BioTech's Gabriela de Paula Click Here


There are 55 teams from across the country that are going to help NASA gather information on the upcoming eclipse and Fairchild Wheeler's Engineering School sent three students on the Connecticut team which will be in Paducah, Kentucky. The team is sending up a camera 80 thousand feet and will also be collecting data for environmental experiments.
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The Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP) Mission 11 was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday. One of the 21 student experiments on board came from four students at the Aerospace/Hydrospace Engineering and Physical Sciences School at the Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet Campus in Bridgeport.
The team included Jucar Lopes of Milford, Uchenna Oguagha of Bridgeport, Kiana Laude of Trumbull and Raysa Leguizamon of Bridgeport. Entitled "Microgravity's Effect on Immune System Response of Model Species: An Interaction between Daphnia magna and Pasteuria ramosa," the experiment looks at the effects of microgravity on the human immune system.


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Fairchild Wheeler competed in the National Teams Competition in Orlando. Click here for pictures


Graduation Pictures


2017 Ring Dance      Click Here for pictures



Ms. Veillette was the recipient of the 2017 Kathy Silver Award at the Daniel Trust Foundation. The Kathy Silver Award honors and recognizes and educator who goes above and beyond to help their students succeed in school and in their personal lives. Ms. Veillette was nominated by Biotech Senior Madelyne Medina.

Biotech Senior Madelyne Medina received the "Exemplary Community Outreach and Involvement" Award at the CTSkills21 Expofest 2017 in the Capstone Challenge. 18 Seniors across the state submitted their Capstone projects and competed in different categories. Madelyne's Capstone project focused creating a unit of study for the DNA Structure and Function course to educate about Colony Collapse Disorder, Honeybee Husbandry and Bee Genetics. The goal was to increase community awareness surrounding the honeybee's rapid decline and how to get involved in research to avert their possible extinction.


Pictures from the Global Fest and the Brazilian Students' Visit
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Fairchild Gives Back - Fairchild Wheeler Aerospace junior, John Gasiorowski, took it upon himself to collect donations of gently used clothes for the purpose of donating them back to our local community. On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017, John made his first donation of clothes to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. 417 pounds of clothes were donated, and John plans on continuing to grow the project through his senior year.
Fairchild Wheeler's Competitive Sciencee Team has qualified to compete at the TSA's (Technology Student Association) NATIONAL TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science) in Orlando. Click on the link to see their GoFundMe Page Click Here
Three students from the Information Technology School, Jacob, Ethan and Mikael, qualified for the National Merit Scholarship program based on their PSAT scores. The students had to finish in the top 3% of all students taking the test across the country in order to qualify for the program.

Fundraising Page for the Math Team going to the National MathCon Finals in Chicago Click Here

IT 10th Grader Steve Siveyer came in 2nd Place in the State Science Fair. He also won the awards listed on the right.
Congratulations Steve!
* CASE Urban School Challenge Awards with Aetna, IBM, & Travelers -2nd Place High School - $400 and Plaque
*Energize CT/eesmarts Future Sustainability Awards - 1st Place High School - $500 Cash, Plaque, and Trip to Compete I-SWEEEP, Houston
*UTC Aerospace Systems Awards for Excellence in Engineering - Finalist - Engineering Senior High

Eight students from Fairchild Wheeler earned a spot into the State Science Fair Competition held at Quinnipiac University. Those students where 9th Grader Ezekiel Cruz and 11th Grader Natanel Garcia from Aerospace; 10th Graders Steven Siveyer, Praneeth Sundararrajan and Cecilia Merlo along with 11th Graders Jordan Chisholm, Jada Worthy and Kenny Wright all from Information & Technology. Out of the eight students, 10th Grader Steven Siveyer became a finalist in the State Science Fair. Winners of the state fair will be announced on Saturday March 18, 2017.

Make donations to the Fairchild Wheeler Campus Achievement Foundation. Click Here


Shubham Singh, Kenneth Wright and Christopher John qualified for MathCon 2017! To qualify as a finalist students had to be in the top 576 out of 49,685 contestants. The finals will be held on Saturday, April 22 at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Congratulations to 12th grade Debate Team members Archeline Youte and Jennifer Aguilar for their victory against Central Magnet at the NAACP/Juneteenth African Heritage Month Debate on February 28th at Housatonic Community College.



Natanael Garcia (Aero) and Jordan Chisholm (IT) were both awarded Presidential Scholarships to the University of Bridgeport for finishing First and Second in the City of Bridgeport Science Fair

Senior T-Shirt Fundraiser - Click Here for info

City-Wide Science Fair
Bridgeport had the Science Fair for it's nine high schools and selected sixteen finalists who will go on to the Connecticut State Science Fair. Fairchild had seven of the sixteen finalists.

11th Grade Finalists
First Place - Natanael Garcia - Aero
Second Place - Jordan Chisholm - IT
Third Place - Jada Worthy and Kenny Wright - IT

10th Grade Finalists
Third Place - Steven Siveyer - IT
HM - Praneeth Sundararajan and Cecilia Merlo - IT

9th Grade Finalists
First Place - Ezekiel Cruz - Aero
Third Place - Dexroy Ashlsey Jr - IT

11th Grader, Jada Worthy, is one of forty four girls in Connecticut to win the National Center for Women and Information Technology Award for Aspirations in Computing. The Award Letter says "You are being recognized for your computing-related aspirations and for your demonstrated outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology/computing. Your solid leadership ability; exceptional academic history; and forward-thinking ability distinguish you as a remarkable young woman." Jada will be honored at a reception at Central Connecticut State University.


Relay for Life Fundraiser Click here for detals

The Bridgeport Public Schools lottery was held on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 10:00am.

Science Fair Winners
Aero
9th:
1st: Ezekiel Cruz
2nd: Kenneth Walsh
3rd: Corey James
HM: Eric Gurski

10th:
1st: Mark Hammer
2nd: Yasmine Charles & Julian Melendez
3rd: Natasha Blake & Anika Green
HM: Tie: Chris Ohlin & Justin Rodrigues
and Ben Madison & Juan Marin

11th:
1st: Jon Mears
2nd: Natanael Garcia
3rd: Shubham Singh
HM: Shane Connolly & Joe Patrick

Bio
9th:
1st: Tobias Cotto, Curtis Murphy & Elisha Brockenberry
2nd: Brian Carcamo, Quiniesha McQueen & Gladys Ramirez
3rd: Greta Baryshevtsev, Jake Martin, Megan Minifie
HM: Tie: Linhan Nguyen & Robert Castrillo and Saurana Joseph

10th:
1st: Abigail Kolakowski
2nd: Shubhangy Raghavan
3rd: Maja Cuprys
HM: Tie: Erin Murray and Laurel Cook

11/12:
1st: Joel Monge
2nd: Kendall Drake
3rd: Derek Persad
HM: Gabriella Berg

IT
9th:
1st: Habibul Huk & Matthew Schwartz
2nd: Delroy Ashley Jr
3rd: Ethan Roberts
HM: Kurtis Koopmany

10th:
1st: Praneeth Sundararajan & Cecilia Merlo
2nd: Jacqueline Leal & Keyna Morales
3rd: Steven Siveyer
HM: Ashli Lowe & Ajane Bulloch

11th:
1st: Jordan Chisholm
2nd: Jada Worthy & Kenny Wright
3rd: Noah Rogers & Emre Adyin
HM: Nick Gleason



Prom News - Click Here

Uchenna Oguagha, an Aero senior, represented the campus at the Bridgeport Public Education Fund's (BPEF) Annual Fall fundraising event, where she gave an amazing heartfelt and insightful speech to a packed hall at the Bridgeport's Holiday Inn. At the end of her remarks she received a standing ovation.
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50 teams across New England competed this Saturday at the Yale Physics Olympics, including three teams from Fairchild Wheeler Campus. Each team completed five challenges. The Faraday-Child Wheelers earned 1st place in the surface tension challenge with only 0.1% error difference. The Mass-ters were in a three-way tie for 2nd place before the tie breaker. Great representation by our students!
Congratulations to Ms. Klingler and Ms. Ma and our students!
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The multitalented teen Julian Shively, who in April won first place honors on cello at the Greater Bridgeport Symphony's first competition for young string players, switches to piano on Sunday, May 15, for a concert with the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras. Julian is a 10th grader in the Aero school. Click Here for story.



Five Fairchild Wheeler students were chosen to compete in MathCON, a prestigious academic competition hosted by Concept Schools in Chicago on April 23rd.
They bested more than 45,000 applicants across 41 states to qualify for the Chicago event.
10th grade:
Erik Koether - 7th place Nationally (Bronze Medal)
Shubham Singh - 10th place Nationally
Kenneth Wright - 12th place Nationally
Alec Mehra - 22nd place Nationally
11th grade:
Anubhav Dhar - 13th place Nationally
Winning students recognized at the
Bridgeport Board of Education meeting.


Mr. Klein was honored at the Barnes & Noble Milford store, Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 at 4PM. Mr. Klein was the winner of the My Favorite Teacher Award contest. Students throughout the area were able to nominate their favorite teacher with a poem, essay, or personal letter and Mr. Klein was the district level winner and will now be entered in the national competition. Mr. Klein was nominated by Cody Scanlan.



Victor Bullerin, Cody Scanlan, Jahzaari Mullings
Quintin Rollins and Dr. Victor Black

Four seniors from IT designed and created a Phone App, "StatFinder", that will allow high school athletes to post their stats online and be recruited by colleges. Their App was selected as a finalist at the University of Bridgeport Faculty Research Day for undergraduate and graduate college students. Forty projects from a total of 177 were chosen for presentation at Bridgeport City Hall on April 7 from 5 - 7 pm. This event will be hosted by the Mayor's office and the Downtown Special Services District. CT Post and Channel 12 News will be covering this event.


Fairchild had six students qualify for the State Science Fair, and two students from IT, Steven Vanzyl (11th grade) and Steven Siveyer (9th grade) qualified for the Finals. Click here for pictures and State Science Fair Finalist page.



This was the first time Fairchild Wheeler competed in the TEAMS' state wide competition. Click here for the description and some pictures.



The Fairchild Wheeler Campus Science Team competed for the first time at the Northeast Regional Science Bowl. The team had five wins and finished 5th in the tournament in the fuel cell competition. The team's advisor was Ms. Kristine Ma. Click Here for pictures

City Wide Science Fair


IT students Andrew Barosa (3rd), Steve Vanzyl (1st), and Gianna Barrada (2nd) swept the 11th Grade Awards in the City-Wide Science Fair, winning scholarships to the University of Bridgeport. Erik Koether of the Aerospace School finished first in the 10th Grade division. Fairchild also swept the 9th grade division with Shubhangy Raghavan (Bio) finishing first, Bhargava Hritush (Aero) finishing second, and Emma O'Clair (Bio) finishing third.



Cam Phelan, an 11th grader in IT, has been selected as a 2016 Connecticut Affiliate winner of the National Center for Women in Information Techology Award for Aspirations in Computing. Her award will be presented at a reception at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on Tuesday April 19th.




Anubhav Dhar a Junior at Fairchild Wheeler's Aero/Hydrospace Engineering and Physical Science High School, has been awarded a summer internship with a $3,300 stipend for the 8 weeks of the program. If he chooses to return the stipend increases to $3,800.00. He will be assigned to the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory in Groton, CT.




FWC Science Fair Winners 2016
11th Grade Winners
1st Place: IT: Steven Vanzyl
2nd Place: IT: Andrew Barbosa
3rd Place: IT: Gianna Barada
Honorable Mention: IT: Cam Phelan

10th Grade Winners
1st Place: Aero : Erik Koether
2nd Place: Aero: Shubham Singh
3rd Place: IT: Elijah Rodriguez
Honorable Mention: Biotech: Marie Frese

9th Grade Winners
Aero Winners
1st - Hritush Bhargava
2nd - Leo Bryers
3rd - Ben Madison
Honorable Mention - William Garay

Biotech Winners
1st Place: Raghavan Shubhangy
2nd Place: Emma O'Clair
3rd Place: Neilissa DaGraca
Honorable Mention: Sharanyan Rashavan

IT Winners
1st - Steven Siveyer
2nd - Mike Smith
3rd - Tejas Kulkarni
Honorable Mention - Nicole Frese


Science Fair Pictures!



Debate Team
Congratulations to the Fairchild Wheeler Debate Team for winning 13 of 19 debates against Central High School on Friday. For those who are interested in joining, practices are on Tuesdays from 2:15 to 3:30 in E114.
Debate Team Members are : Harrison Elliott, Zoe Hunt, Noah Clark, Matt Farrelly, Jase Valle, Nick Satta, Jhonatan Mayen, Jason Clark, John Gasiorowski, Marie Frese, Samantha Wilson, Anna Merino, Graham Bonnell and Anthony Julian


National Honor Society Induction Pictures. Click here


Multicultural Fair Pictures     More Pictures


Physics Olympics Results (2015)


Relay for Life Pictures (2015)Click Here


Nick Torres, History teacher in the Engineering School, was the recipient of the 2015 Theodore & Margaret Beard Excellence in Teaching Award. This award honors up to two exceptional Bridgeport public school teachers with a cash gift of $25,000. It is one of the largest teaching awards in the nation.The award was presented on May 6, 2015 at the Inspiration Awards ceremony, a joint event of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and the Bridgeport Public Education Fund that recognizes outstanding teachers in Bridgeport public education.



Fairchild Wheeler has been named one of the Top 5 UCONN ECE High Schools in the state with 238 students enrolled in UConn ECE courses!

Fairchild Wheeler Campus currently offers twenty six courses for which students can receive college credit. These courses are available to students in all three schools.

AP Computer Science Principles
AP Computer Science with Java
AP Calculus
ECE Calculus 1
ECE Calculus 2
ECE Programming in C for Engineers
Multi-Media Field Productions
Intro to Multi-Media Productions
AP Capstone Seminar
ECE Statistics
ECE Writing through Literature
ECE Biology
ECE Physics
ECE Chemistry
ECE History II
ECE Academic Writing
ECE Environmental Science
AP Spanish Language
ECE Intermediate Spanish Composition
ECE Composition and Reading for Spanish Speakers
Principles of Engineering
Digital Electronics
Civil Engineering and Architecture
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Aerospace Engineering
Engineering Design and Development








Fairchild Wheeler has won the MacConnell Award at the Association for Learning Environments Annual Conference in Philadelphia.

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Latest Post from Brazil!
Eight Bio-tech students from Bio-Tech, along with Mr. Bouffard,headed down to the Amazon rain forest in Brazil on November 18th for a two week scientific and cultural exchange. You can read their blog here



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