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From Fremd Student to Award Winning Engineering Teacher

When Michael Karasch looks back on the start of his freshman year at William Fremd High School, he admits he was not in the best position academically.    “My family moved to the area just before my freshman year,” said Karasch, who graduated in 1999.  “I was not on the best path coming into that year.  I was not getting particularly good grades, but it was a fresh start at a new school and Fremd embraced me.”  Following his college graduation, Karasch began working in computer programing, but did not&nb...

District 211 Engineering Program Prepares Future Generation to Lead the Way

Ever since she could remember, Palatine High School Senior Vivian Liu wanted to learn more about engineering. Her father, an electrical engineer, would come home and continue working on complex projects as she watched. Once she was old enough, he started to teach her about his work and by her sophomore year of high school, Vivian found herself delving into coursework that fulfilled her personal interests in engineering. The Engineering program In High School District 211 encourages students like Vivian, as well as students who have no previous exposure to the subject, to challenge themselves to solve real-world projects that engineers face each ...