Houston High School's Clare Jordan chosen for prestigious Georgia Tech opportunity for young innovators

From alarm clocks to running water to iPhones, innovations in invention clearly mark the daily routines of all our lives. Where we would be without the STEM thinkers that created these technologies is hard to know, and knowing where these exciting thinkers will take us from here is even harder.


Clare Jordan is a valued member of the Houston High School Skills USA VEX Robotic Team.

However, one thing is sure; it is incredibly important to GMSD that our students are equipped to join these ranks of engineers, scientists, inventors, and mathematicians and create innovations of their own. One student planning to utilize such intellectual equipment is that of Houston high-schooler, Clare Jordan.

Clare has been an exceptional STEM student since she began middle school and was nominated for this academic devotion, as well as her leadership capabilities and potential in the engineering and technological fields, for an extremely rigorous summer STEM camp.

She was selected to enroll in the highly regarded National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) Engineering and Technology Program at Georgia Tech. This prestigious program takes place only on the campuses of nationally regarded engineering universities and grants students the opportunity to explore college and career opportunities in the field.


The NYLF Engineering and Technology boasts an interactive program in which students apply personal and academic strengths and skills to use in direct, hands-on activities.

At NYLF, Clare and her fellow students will get firsthand experience, putting their knowledge to the test, by participating in an incredibly interactive curriculum and exploring a variety of emerging fields. Classes will teach on a variety of STEM subjects like sustainable design, 3-D modeling, web and game development, robotics, electrical engineering, and more.
The NYLF Engineering and Technology boasts an interactive program in which students apply personal and academic strengths and skills to use in direct, hands-on activities.  Some of the activities listed on their website include a helicopter electronics workshop.

Christa Phillips, Clare’s STEM teacher and nominating benefactor, said this of her hopes for Clare’s week at camp, “I am very confident in Clare’s engineering skills and knowledge to this point, so it is my hope that she will continue to hone and perfect those skills. I also hope she gains leadership skills and participates in opportunities to mentor other students who have not been able to have the extensive STEM experience she has".
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