Eastern Tech’s Math Chair and Computer Science Mentee Take Maryland Top Computing Awards

Teacher and Student win Computer Science Honors
Posted on 02/27/2017
Burton and Tang recognized by ET Principal

Baltimore, MD, February 16, 2017—On Tuesday, February 14, Eastern Tech’s Mathematics Chairperson Kim Burton-Regulski and Grade 11 student Samantha Tang (Engineering) received the prestigious 2017 Maryland Affiliate Winner Award in the teacher and student categories of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Educator Award for Aspirations in Computing. Both winners will be honored at an awards ceremony at the University of Maryland, College Park, on Saturday, April 1st, at the Computer Science Instructional Center (CSIC). Following the luncheon, award winners will participate in a hands-on workshop on Arduino Microcontrollers to develop new lighting systems. Burton-Regulski, who teaches JAVA and AP Computer Science, has been instrumental in designing and creating Eastern Tech’s new Maker Space from a previously unused shop area. One of her passions is to recruit more women into the fields of computer science and information technology. Her student and mentee, Samantha Tang, said of Ms. Burton Regulski, “She has been a great role model and an absolute inspiration to me from the minute she persuaded me to join the Girls’Coding Club. I am humbled by this award, but it feels great, as a girl, to be recognized for my work in computer science. I will be pursuing computer science in college and my career, and I wish more young women would be exposed to computer science and related fields at an earlier age.” In congratulating both award winners, Principal Anderson commented, “You both represent Eastern Tech well in its quest to become a model school of innovation for the 21st Century.”