January 31, 2022
A Slice of Pi (Store!)
Pi Store is a student-run snack bar right here on campus. Every night after study hours, the Pi Store is open for students to come and stock up on late night snacks. SGA representatives take turns running Pi Store. This allows SGA representatives to learn basic business skills while providing a convenient service for their fellow students. As SGA Sergeant at Arms, I coordinate the operations of Pi Store. I decide what snacks to buy based on what is selling out quickly and decide on a fair price for the items all while trying to make a profit! Sometimes it can be a lot of work, but it is all worth it to know that we are making a positive impact on the lives of our peers.

Students -- Next time you are hungry, stop by at 9 p.m. and experience what Dinali calls, β€˜The Party in Pi Store!’

SGA Sergeant at Arms
Ava Dowden
*Pictured: SGA Meeting
Announcements
Black History Month Starts Tomorrow
Tomorrow's assembly will be hosted by the ASMS BSU in honor of Black History Month. It will be virtual. Students, please join via the Teams link sent out by SGA Parliamentarian, Dinali Jayasena.
Drive in Style
We need 100+ more!!! -- You can now promote and support the school every day as you drive your car! Pre-commitment has opened for an ASMS license plate. We need 250 pre-commitments in order for the plate to become an official license plate. 
 
For every license plate purchased, ASMS will receive $41.25!  Attached is a photo of the license plate. Click here to pre-commitClick on the tab β€œ8/1/21 to 7/31/22” and find the ASMS Plate (4thone from top). Sign up today! 
It's a Bird! It's a Plane!
No! It’s the ASMS Prom Theme announcement! β€” Check out the video made by the ASMS SGA Activities Committee to announce the prom theme to the student body!
Student Updates and Opportunities
Careers in Civil Engineering Alumni Lunch and Learn
Students - Join us in the Media Room on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 12:00 PM -12:40 PM (Bring your own lunch from The Caf)

Tabatha (Class of 2007) and Daniel (Class of 2008) Dye met at ASMS and followed similar but different Civil Engineering education and career tracks. After they both graduated from the University of Alabama with their bachelors and masters degrees in Civil Engineering, Daniel and Tabatha moved to the Seattle area. Tabatha focuses on drinking water systems and water reservoir design, while Daniel focuses on transportation planning and engineering. Both are successful consultants working on a wide variety of projects and help mentor younger staff at each of their firms. Daniel obtained his Professional Engineer's license in 2019 and Tabatha obtained hers in 2021. 

If you would like to attend the Lunch & Learn, please complete this form. By completing this form you are committing to attend and be present on the16th.     
Careers in the Defense Industry Alumni Lunch and Learn
Students - Join us virtually on Thursday, February 24, 2022 12:00 PM -12:40 PM (Bring your own lunch from The Caf)

Greg Bacon (Class of 1995) is President of OASYS, INC., a 130-person small business headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama that provides engineering services to Department of Defense customers. After graduating from ASMS in 1995, Greg completed bachelor's and master's degrees in Computer Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He is a married father of three, an instrument-rated commercial pilot, a Certificated Flight Instructor, open-source software contributor, and 15-year redditor.

If you would like to attend the Lunch & Learn, please complete this form. By completing this form you are committing to attend and be present on the 24th. A Teams link will be sent later.     
Get Started!
ASMS students are competing in the CyberStart America game that can qualify them as National Cyber Scholarship Semifinalists! Currently there are 33 students registered from ASMS; 22 are on the leaderboard!! COLLABORATION is encouraged. πŸ˜„ The goal is to learn and have fun solving challenges. Currently at the Top of the ASMS Cyberstart Leaderboard are these students:
Ajay Wallack 71,300 points
James Weaver with 59,000 points
Brandon Hunt with 43,750 points
Tuyako Khristoforova with 22,600 points

It's not too late for other students to join as the game continues through April! Join here. Make sure to enter ASMS as your school. To join the ASMS leaderboard, go to groups and use the code "board-ordered-wings" - you'll be added to the ASMS Dragons team. Questions? Contact Ms. Gray (dgray@asms.net).
Make an Appointment Online
Students - You can now request an ASMS Counseling Appointment or contact the Nurse's Office online using the ASMS website (on the Student Life page under Health and Wellness).

Research Grad. Scholarship
A STEM Scholarship Opportunity is available to current female high school seniors! The Emmy Noether Awards are merit-based scholarship award is presented annually to (3) female seniors aspiring to pursue post-graduate degrees in STEM-related fields. The Gold Medalist will receive up to $75,000, and the two Silver Medalists will be awarded $25,000 each for qualified graduate-level programs (to be divided over a 3-year span). 

Requirements include: 
  • Female
  • Senior in High School
  • Lives in LA, MS or AL
  • Pursues a research-based graduate degree and career in a STEM field
  • 28 or higher on the ACT  
 
Applications are open January 15 – March 24th at noon and can be found at: www.thebrownfoundation.org/emmy-noether-award

You can also view the flyer: View Flyer                  
Around the ASMS Community
Cast Your Vote!
Featuring some fun in Honors Biology last week -- even during virtual learning! Each student was assigned a different eukaryotic organelle, and then they were tasked with creating a campaign ad for that organelle in our Cellular Presidential Elections. The campaigning was arduous and sometimes a little underhanded which resulted in a tight race between the Peroxisome (by Peyton Dimson) and the Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum (by Hakeem Menifee). But through it all the Smooth ER was victorious!

From the acceptance speech of the Smooth ER: "As your cell city president, I assure you that I have not forgotten my roots. If not for all of you, I would not be here, and neither would the cell. I promise to follow through on my promises and bring peace and happiness to cell city. Today is a time to celebrate my fellow citizens."
A Guest in A & P
Recently in Anatomy & Physiology, guest speaker Muhammed Shalan (in the blue box) taught students about protein metabolism while we are in the digestive unit. Muhammed is an alum of a previous A&P class, and students learned about essential and non-essential amino acids plus two more special ones!
The Progress Continues!
Check out the recent progress on the Outdoor Classroom construction!
Resources
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