TMLA Selected for Amazon Future Engineer Program for 2021-22
TMLA has been selected to participate in the Amazon Future Engineer Program for the 2021-22 school year. Both AFE and TMLA are dedicated to creating a curriculum that will encourage young women to pursue a professional career in the fast-growing field of technology.
TMLA Computer Science teacher Mr. Anthony Gadaleta has been using the Amazon Future Engineer program the last couple of years. The main part of the program he has been working with affords him access to an online teaching platform called Edhesive. Amazon pays for TMLA’s use of this platform. Mr. Gadaleta has been employing Edhesive to teach AP Computer Science Principles the last two years and this platform also enabled him to offer AP CS A as an independent study for an exceptional student.
Mary Louis encourages student interest in technology by giving an iPad to each 9th year student, as well as in its Introduction to Technology course. TMLA Computer Science courses and the Art department`s Graphic Design program extend student tech expertise. TMLA`s award winning Robotics team is acknowledged as the first all-girl school team in the State of New York. With our Robotics team, TMLA has an established history as the springboard for young women aspiring to careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics.
Students who successfully complete the Edhesive AP CS course while maintaining at least a GPA of 3.0 and who have been accepted to an accredited four-year university can apply for a tuition scholarship award of $10,000 as well as internships to gain work experience. This opportunity is part of Amazon’s $50M commitment to Computer Science (CS) Education.
In addition students participating in AFE also receive a free membership to AWS Educate which provides them with free access to computing power in the AWS Cloud for their coding projects and content as they learn about cloud computing.