Congratulations to one Glenbrook South student who has been accepted as a member of the Illinois Science Olympiad Youth Advisory Committee.
GBS Sophomore Hannah Lee is on a 10-person committee that is represented by students from high schools across the state.
The Committee’s purpose is to enhance youth leadership in the state chapter and strengthen Science Olympiad teams from across the state.
Lee said, “I decided to apply to the committee because as someone who was involved in Glenbrook South's STEM program and a couple of STEM-related clubs, I wanted to let younger students know about science related opportunities. Ultimately, my desire to educate and convince young students (especially young women) to join Science Olympiads and to encourage them to pursue STEM-related circles as high schoolers solidified my desire to apply.”
Lee will serve on the Committee through the end of the 2021 school year.
“I hope to help Illinois Science Olympians in building a larger sense of community between teammates as well as bridge the dynamics between new members of respective Illinois teams and the team that they join. We have also spent a considerable time discussing the negative impacts of COVID-19 on community, participation, and effectivity,” Lee said.
The committee is currently focusing on effective team practices, increasing the sense of community between all Science Olympiad teams, and providing teams with better resources to effectively prepare for their respective events at tournaments.
Illinois Science Olympiad is a career and technical student organization in the state and is affiliated with the national non-profit that is dedicated to advancing science learning and teaching for over 35 years.