IWA is partnering with HISD and Catapult to bring a new program to our campus, STEM. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program will focus on the Engineering Design aspect of developing important critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Click below to learn more and apply!
IWA hosted the 7th annual Look 'n Lead Middle School Leadership Conference. Thirty-eight IWA students put on a day of programming designed to help the students identify their strengths, social justice passions, and leadership style.
Fifteen AP Computer Science Principles students attended a Computer Science Fair put on by TEALS, a Microsoft Philanthropies program that partners with IWA. Students spoke with women from Conoco-Phillips in a Women Talk Tech session, competed (and won) a hacking competition, and operated robotic fingers.
Mr. Lindner, a meteorologist who has worked at the Harris County Flood Control District since 2003 and during Hurricane Harvey, shared what it was like to be thrust into the spotlight for doing his job, and gave advice for the girls that no matter how prepared you are in life, you have to be ready for the unexpected.
Thirty-one IWA students and four faculty members travelled across the pond over Spring Break for a memorable trip to England, Belgium, and France.
This year's event included over 30 professional women from throughout the Houston community who gave insight and perspective on a myriad of careers including law, forensic pathology, graphic design, computer science, cinematography, physical therapy, neuroscience, engineering, geology, finance, and more.
Congratulations to Miranda Wilkes ‘19 for receiving the Houston Affiliate Award from the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT). Over 4,000 girls from all over America applied to the program and Miranda was one of 100 accepted students in the Houston area.
“Love at first sight.” These are the words that Ms. Josie Postel used to describe her feelings about Incarnate Word Academy. She had been teaching math, history, and art at Resurrection Catholic School with several Incarnate Word Sisters when a friend of hers encouraged her to interview for the art position at IWA. When she arrived at the interview, she was surprised to find that it was a Mass Day, so on a whim she went over to Annunciation Church while she waited. “I was so struck by it. I thought, ‘This has to be the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. What an opportunity for these girls to go to this beautiful church.’ After that, it didn’t even feel like an interview. It was more like they were ready for me to come and I felt that it was the place for me.”
One of IWA’s newest course offerings is a general engineering course developed by the University of Texas at Austin as part of its “Engineer Your World” program. Thus far, students have created pinhole cameras, reverse engineered a flashlight, analyzed data by brewing coffee, used CAD ( computer aided design) to 3D print prototypes and redesigned a building to be earthquake safe.
A big congratulations to our Impact Dance Team who were awarded Overall Grand Champion in class, Judges Award for Excellence, Ascension Challenge Winner for Best Team Players, and Academic Excellence Award for highest GPA average!