are taking place on Thursday, May 18th from 7:00 am - 10:00 am, Exit Interviews provide students with an opportunity to practice their interview skills. If you are interested in helping our seniors and volunteering at this annual event, please contact Mrs. Gravel at email@example.com. We are extremely thankful for all the support from our Butcher Community.
It seems like just yesterday when the Class of 2017 first stepped into MMSTC as freshmen. You were a little nervous and at times, overwhelmed. At some point, you probably wanted to give up--You had more homework and projects than any of your other friends. You seemed to get less sleep. But you did not give up. You persevered. You challenged yourselves. Some of you grew taller (not to mention any names...Andrew, Jack, and Daniel...) Since that day, way back in 2013, you have all inspired us. You have motivated the MMSTC community to dig deeper and try harder. You set the bar. You, Class of 2017, are going to be the ones who use your powers for good and make a positive change in the world.
Grace Hsia, class of 2008, comes back home to share her expertise as a physics judge for our annual MMSTC science fair. She said she remembers what it was like to be in their shoes, presenting her science project and how nervous she was back then. Now a graduate of University of Michigan 2012 with a B.S.E. in Materials Science Engineering and a Master of Entrepreneurship from Uof M College of Engineering and Ross School of Business 2013, she is Cofounder and CEO of Warmilu LLC. In 2016 she was recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30: Manufacturing and Industry Honoree for her contributions to improving Manufacturing & Industry in her work at the University of Michigan and Warmilu. So what is Warmilu? Warmilu is a non-electric warming technology company sharing warmth to help reduce infant mortality and morbidity from hypothermia and provide pain management. Grace is pictured with her invention here.
Other science fair judges who were MMSTC alumni include: Aaron Setlak, class of 1994, Athletic Director of Cousino High School, Tony Grittini, class of 2007, now working as the Physical Properties Administrator, Dow Corning Corp./Global Capital Engineering. Ryan DuTour, class of 2010, Transmission Analysis Engineer at GM, and Dylan Twardy, class of 2013, soon graduating from Oakland University with a B.S. Engineering Chemistry degree.
We are so proud of all of our alumni!
Vision Statement: Butcher Educational Center uses a holistic approach to educating our specialized populations using innovative curriculum, technology, and real life applications while fostering a sense of community and integrity.
Mission: The mission of the Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center, in partnership with families and communities, is to create the best innovative environment which fosters excellence and vision in teaching, learning, and discovering the relationships of mathematics, science, technology, and society.
Home Schools: Center Line High School, Clintondale High School, Cousino High School, Fitzgerald High School, Fraser High School, Lake Shore High School, Lake View High School, St. Clair High School, Sterling Heights High School, Warren Mott High School
MDOT Bridge Challenge
9th and 11th grade students worked in teams of 3 to construct bridges to see what structure would be the lightest yet hold the most weight compared to its weight in a strength-to-weight ratio. Qualifying teams traveled to Grand Rapids for the MDOT Bridge Challenge to compete against 69 other teams. One of our 11th grade teams took 4th place overall! Congratulations Sandy, John and Suyailim!
The Steel Armadillos 818 took First Place in the Troy District Competition!! This is the first win for the Steel Armadillos since 2009. The team is comprised of students from all over the district and has four sub-teams; build, media, programming, and electronics. The team was hard at work over the course of the build season and with an Imagery Award from the Centerline District and their 1st place win at Troy District, Team 818 competed in the Michigan State Championship at Saginaw Valley State University. With their robot "Wednesday", this team realized that TEAMWORK really does make the STEAMWORK!
Juniors and seniors had a thrilling time skiing and tubing together on one of the best days of the winter. The sun was shining, but the slopes were great! The first hour of our adventure took us to the tubing hill. It was an All-MMSTC-on-the-hill hour. Next, we took a ski lesson and hit the slopes. Thank you to Mr. Supal and Mrs. Dewey for organizing such an awesome event!
Broom Ball and ice skating... what could be better? Whether students were just learning or seasoned hockey players and figure skaters, spending a couple hours together as an MMSTC family is always a good time. Who was the MVBBP (Most-Valuable-Broom-Ball-Player)? Mr. Supal, of course!
Freshman classes did a great job with the giving tree. Our Butcher Community is bonding together to help out a local family in need. Thank you to all the programs here at BEC for making one family's holiday season just a little brighter.