Empowering Future Innovators: MMA Inducts New Members Into National STEM Honor Society

Empowering Future Innovators: MMA Inducts New Members Into National STEM Honor Society

During this year’s All-Academy assembly on January 31, 2024, MMA inducted 11 high school cadets and eight middle school cadets into National STEM Honor Society (NSTEM). NSTEM recognizes middle and high school students who excel in coursework for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

New high school inductees were required to complete a minimum of four STEM classes with a B or A for MP3 and 4 of the academic year 22-23 and MP1 – 2 for academic year 23-24. New middle school inductees were required to complete a minimum of three STEM classes with a B or A for MP3 and 4 of the academic year 22-23 and MP1 – 2 for academic year 23-24.

Existing members must maintain academic excellence measured against additional STEM courses, ACT scores, STEM enrichment activities and overall academic and disciplinary excellence. NSTEM membership privileges are the same as those who achieve Delta Phi or National Honor Society.

Congratulations to the following cadets!

New High School Members

  • Cadet Batbileg Batta
  • Cadet Avin Hernandez
  • Cadet Blake Krull
  • Cadet Alex Laszlo
  • Cadet Sean Mumm
  • Cadet Russell Olson
  • Cadet Brayden Phelps
  • Cadet Joseph Roach
  • Cadet John Trippe
  • Cadet Preston Vo
  • Cadet Zijie Zhou

New Middle School Members

  • Cadet Jeff Clingenpeel
  • Cadet Michael Emminger
  • Cadet Humberto Junquera
  • Cadet Matthias Koester
  • Cadet Jayden Lewis
  • Cadet Bryan O’Dwyer-Moore
  • Cadet Ethan Winters

Existing Members

  • Cadet Erick Bond
  • Cadet Mbaye Diagne
  • Cadet Ky-Mani Erskine
  • Cadet Gabriel Iglesias
  • Cadet Jacob Pehle
  • Cadet Michael Pfeifer

Chapter Officers

  • Cadet Bradley Thumbi – president
  • Cadet Malachi Imrie – vice-president
  • Cadet Gabriel Iglesias – secretary
  • Cadet Evan Batson – treasurer 

The National STEM Honor Society™ (NSTEM™) was founded in response to the growing demand for innovative STEM education. It provides students with opportunities to develop their passion for STEM disciplines and inspires them to pursue these subjects as careers and as lifelong interests.

MMA’s NSTEM chapter directors are Mike Harding, dean of academics, and Major Michael Pemberton, science department chair. MMA faculty member Chris Schafer ’89 serves as the MMA NSTEM chapter advisor. 

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