7th Annual HUIC – 2017 STEM/STEAM Conference
June 2, 2017
AOS selected to present a workshop at the 7th Annual Hawaii University International 2017 STEM/STEAM Conference during the week of June 5, 2017 – June 10, 2017. The Hawaii Education and STEAM Conference promotes an academia well versed in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math and Education which is a key portion of the public education agenda of the United States. The conference intends to stimulate competitiveness and our nation’s future economic prosperity through encouraging and inspiring more of our best and brightest academics in the study of Education and STEAM fields.
Many successful Educational and Business conferences are held in Honolulu’s hotels and the new Honolulu Hawaii Convention Center. This gathering place serves as a platform for academicians, researchers and professionals worldwide.
AOS presented its award winning STEM/STEAM program to more that 100 participants in its workshops! The participants consisted of academicians, educators, educational administration/faculty and sports/nutrition professionals. According to its founder, Mrs. Jessica Saul, “Hawaii with its natural beauty and inspiring environment is the perfect setting to motivate those in the STEAM fields to think with their heads in the cloud as it signals nothing is impossible when it get comes to getting individuals to be active in mind & body”. AOS was honored to be a presenter and looks forward to more conferences like the annual HUIC STEM/STEAM conference.
2015 Recipient – White House Initiative On Educational Excellence
November 4, 2016
AOS was the proud recipient of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence – Bright Spots for Hispanics. This was the second presidential award received by AOS for its innovative and educational STEM/STEM “Art of Stepping” program. Previously, AOS received the President Obama Council on Fitness, Nutrition and Sports in 2010.
This award is significant as it demonstrates that AOS programs look to target or serve the Hispanic community and its mission aligns with the initiative’s key educational priorities of Early Learning, College Access, Latino Teacher and STEM/STEAM Education. Moreover, in order to receive this award AOS had to supply measurable goals to evaluate its effectiveness and impact on the Hispanic community as well as demonstrate an evidence-based approach. Lastly, this award illustrates AOS’ ability in addressing the educational achievement gap for Hispanic students, and how AOS as a “Bright Spot” recipient is helping to ensure academic and professional successes and life outcomes.
AOS is New York based but services large Hispanic communities across the country in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City. AOS prides itself on diversity as evidenced by it racially diverse workforce and offering programs to all communities. Overall, this award was accepted with a heavy heart by AOS Founder, Jessica Saul (Morales), who is Hispanic and was elated to see her program get such praise while simply giving back to her community!