Fay and Bob went to the iMAGINE Festival kickoff cocktail party last week. Met old friends and made some new ones. It was really fun.
Fay and Bob met with students at Dorman High School in Spartenburg county on Friday Afternoon ( 50 minute drive from our house). Three very eager young men and their teacher will be meeting with Bob about flying and building quad copters. I met with a delightful young woman and her teacher. Kayla thinks she wants to be a prosthetist or something with orthopedics and wants to learn how to make a hand and teach others. I put together work plans for both groups and the students can decide what they want to do or not do. The school is only one year old and beautiful. This building is 10 – 12 grade and designed to be like a college campus. Our students have 1:30 – 3:30 every day to work on their projects. Bob and I were very excited to be able to work one on one with such eager and bright seniors. Never thought we would be mentors to kids!
Tomorrow, Tuesday, we give a presentation at New Tech@J.L. Mann high school to students and teachers who are looking for a community based project which there school can support. We will be going back later in the year to meet with students. Be interesting to see where that leads. Another Power Point presentation Fay had to prepare!
Sept. 15 we give a presentation to STEM Collaborative business partners. We want to make them aware of our program.
The new Next High School has indicated they are anxious to meet with us but so far no date set. Next is a pretty interesting new concept in how to educate kids. Check it out: http://www.nexthighschool.org/mission/ All new ideas for us and we definitely are trying to learn these new styles of education. No more stand in front of the class as the teacher gives the lecture!
Fay and Bob will attend the two day South Carolina State STEM Summit in Columbia in early Oct. and have a table to set up for our STEAM Team. We are is borrowing a printer to take too. Program sounds very interesting. “Diversity in STEM In and Out of School” Expecting 200 – 300 STEM Educators.
Oct. 10 we will be at Roper Mt. Science Center for Star Wars 2nd Sat. Free admission event. Remember, Luke Skywalker is missing a hand! 9 – 1. Expecting at least 1000 people.
Oct. 20 we have Tuesday OLLI Lunch and Learn presentation.
There are 2-3 middle schools we are waiting to hear back from on how they want to proceed.
Hard to believe we haven’t even been at this for a year! Pretty exciting.
This is a hoovercrft that Bob’s students might make. They can take movies with it, print replacement parts and perhaps do first person view with it. He is so excited. First–person view (FPV), also known as remote-person view (RPV), or simply video piloting, is a method used to control a radio-controlled vehicle from the driver or pilot’s view point. Most commonly it is used to pilot an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or a radio-controlled aircraft. Definitely safety and the rules of flying will be covered. We don’t want these kids to be on the news because they did something dumb!
This is the new hand we learned how to make a few weeks ago. It is called the Osprey. Easier to put together and hopefully more durable and works better.