Engineering, Science & Robotics

Science vs. Engineering:

Even Years we have Engineering Fair ~ Odd years we have Science Fair

What's the difference?

For 2016 Engineer Fair:

  • Engineering Projects due at school Wednesday, Feb. 17th 8am.
  • Judging is Wed. & Thurs. afternoons, Feb. 17&18th.
  • No parents or students in the gym at this time.

Awards: SH Award Ceremony will be Thursday, Feb. 18th, at 6:30pm.

  • Awards of one (or two!) Best in Show and multiple First, Second, Third places, and Honorable Mentions (by grade and/or engineering category) will be given based on a judging rubric using the Engineering Design Process.
  • A Best in Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention (one of each) will be given for Project Board Artistic Design.
  • Top 10% of projects (based on numerical grade) will be invited to Tri-CityCollegePrepHigh School for Northern Arizona Regional Fair. (Projects brought to Tri-City on February 25th. Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 26th, 5pm.)

Helpful Documents - just click:

The Engineering Design Process was introduced and practiced in 4th - 8th grades.

Requirements:

  1. Astronaut (and pod) drops 10ft.
  2. Astronaut lands in standing or sitting position.
  3. Successful through three drops

Constraints:

  1. Materials include: tape, cardboard, robotics' game balls, weights (magnets or rocks)
  2. 60minutes
  3. Lego astronaut

 

After School Science & Robotics

Middle School “Cyber Panthers”, competition team, Wednesdays, 3:15-5pm and Saturdays (TBD) (permission slip for Cyber Panthers click here)

Elementary (4th & 5th grades), Tuesday, 3 – 4:15pm (competitions and Saturdays are possible) (permission slip for Elem Robotics Club click here)

After school Science Club for primary 1st - 3rd graders. Meets two Thursday at month, 3:15 - 4:15pm (permission slip & schedule click here)

Parent involvement is necessary for success; more information will be in the Thursday school newsletter.

Let’s work as a team this school year and support our students in Robotics & Engineering!

Mrs. Beverly Aviles is going to be heading-up our Robotics and Engineering program this year. She is joined by Mr. Steve Cunningham and Mrs. Jane Gentzen. Mrs. Aviles has a Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering and a BS in Math and Chemistry. She was a computer programmer and analyst for years. She has developed and led the summer science camps for the past six years. Last school year she ran the hands-on science labs for the Middle School curriculum.