Chester County Briefly: November 30

Steve Krug and Elizabeth Masters.

aia-paKrug Architects

A. Stevens Krug, a West Chester architect known for his work in sustainable design, received the President’s Award from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Institute of Architects earlier this month.

“Steve exemplifies what it means to be a citizen architect,” said Elizabeth Masters, AIA PA President. “He advocates for issues that are important to him and to the residents of his community. He brings his ideals into his everyday practice in many ways, and has for many years.”

Krug chairs the Climate Change Advisory Committee, which promotes energy-efficiency statewide through high performance buildings, energy codes and financing, transportation, urban forestry, and other initiatives that save money, create jobs, and reduce carbon emissions in Pennsylvania.

“I am grateful that AIA PA recognizes and supports both the Committee’s efforts to affect climate change policy and my own professional efforts to create beautiful, sustainable design for my clients,” said Krug. “It sounds extraordinary, but if the Commonwealth committed to building LEED Silver structures, we would save money and eliminate 98 million tons of carbon in the next 15 years. That would mean a breath of fresh air for Pennsylvania’s children.”

ImmaculataU_logoImmaculata University

Immaculata University has announced the receipt of two major and complementary U.S. Department of Education grants of nearly $250,000. They will provide Immaculata undergraduate Education majors and graduate students focusing on K-12 education a chance to complete a portion of their student-teaching experience at schools administered by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Lima, Peru.

The grants, the Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad and the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages (UISFL) Program, will help launch Immaculata’s Global Perspectives in Education program.

“Immersion into a different culture cannot truly be achieved through a book or classroom-only instruction,” said Melissa Reed, Ed. D., Chair of Immaculata’s Education Division. “Our goal is to enhance the global competence of future school teachers by placing them in a real-world situation to absorb the unique perspective of another society.”

scoreChester and Delaware County SCORE

Chester and Delaware County SCORE has re-established face-to-face mentoring in Coatesville, targeting entrepreneurs and small business owners in the area. The new meeting place is conveniently located in the Benner Building on Lincoln Highway, which has ample free parking.

The move to this location reflects SCORE’s desire to help in the Coatesville revitalization, and is in cooperation with its partner Lincoln University. Visit the SCORE website to register and self-schedule a meeting with one of the organization’s more than 40 highly-skilled mentors.

ccpaweblogo40MATHCOUNTS of Chester County

MATHCOUNTS is a national enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory since 1983.

The MATHCOUNTS of Chester County Competition will be held on Feb. 4, 2017 at Great Valley Middle School and High School. The Sixth Grade Competition will be held on March 4, 2017 at Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center.

Chester County MATHCOUNTS has had a tremendous 32‐year history with 14 chapter teams placing first or second at the state competition. In 2016, Chester County had two teams (Tredyffrin‐Easttown M.S. and Great Valley M.S.) and one student from Lionville M.S. qualify to compete at the state competition.

Funding and volunteering has been dwindling for MATHCOUNTS of Chester County, and the mathletes needs your help. Click here to donate.

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