"We educate for and act on behalf of justice and peace in the world."

"We educate for and act on behalf of justice and peace in the world."

Sister Sister Mary Corripio, back row, far left, with STEM Symposium participants from Japan

An international gathering of students realized a hallmark expression of Notre Dame de Namur learning communities: Infusing classroom experience with global perspectives and integrating classroom learning with civic and cultural interactions.

In July, the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, Philadelphia, PA, sponsored an International Sisters in STEM Symposium. (The Academy is a sister school to Cincinnati, OH-based Mount Notre Dame High School, The Summit Country Day School; Dayton, OH-based, Chaminade-Julienne High School; and Hamilton, OH-based, Stephen T. Badin High School.) 

Library table of students Classrooom group of students

The week-long symposium welcomed young upper and middle school women attending schools in Argentina, Canada, Japan, Peru, Taiwan, the UK, and the US to engage in solution-based learning collaboratively. More than 120 students participated in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics seminars addressing topics like “Achieving Net Zero,” “Global Health Issues,” and “Designing Dignified Communities.”

"Our idea of God's goodness is never comprehensive enough." -- Saint Julie Billiart

Human comprehension of God’s goodness may be limited. However, the breadth of potential to explore and solve complex problems is endless.

A Symposium goal to “inspire young women to solve issues that transcend borders” was realized, noted Sister Mary Corripio, SNDdeN, Japan. “It [was] a wonderful undertaking, and I am sure all will have long-lasting memories,” she said.

Written by Staff, Anne Brown Miller.