Our Lady of Guadalupe in Elizabeth, NJ invited Mother Seton faculty members Mrs. Katherine Sullivan and Miss Louella Estillero to be guest speakers at their STEM fair on February 24, 2017.
Mrs. Sullivan has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Engineering Management from NJIT. She has taught at Mother Seton since 1994 and currently teaches Physics, Chemistry and Engineering Design. In the Engineering course, students are empowered to develop 21st century skills necessary to create, design, and innovate real world challenges and solutions. Mother Seton is one of 11 schools in the Archdiocese of Newark that offers this new course as part of its curriculum.
Miss Estillero has a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Northeastern University and is teaching mathematics at Mother Seton. Her love for programming started in college when she took computer science courses and was further fueled this summer when she participated in an intensive training for teachers. During this training, Miss Estillero wrote programs in a variety of computer languages, built and tested circuits, and programmed electronics to perform different tasks. In addition to teaching Mathematics, Louella also teaches Exploring Engineering, a two-year program. The first year is dedicated to coding, and the second year is spent working with electronics. Mother Seton is one of four schools in the Archdiocese of Newark, the only one in Union or Essex County, to offer this course. All freshman and sophomores take this class.