Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Engineer's Panel

This coming Monday, we will be giving our final presentation to a group of local engineers. Aegis is complete, and now we are just working on perfecting our presentation and getting all the little bugs out of the program. We only have five days of school left in our senior year, and everybody is very excited to show off all the work we have done since the first day of class. We have the final design done for the trophies that MIT asked us to make, and we are now printing out sixteen of them for the different InvenTeams that are being recognized by MIT.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Great Presentation!

The School Board presentation was a great success! All of the InvenTeam members presenting did a great job. After showing screen shots of how to create a student account to use Aegis, Tom Corona directed KC Bianco outside to test the application. KC walked outside and immediately clicked the button. A few seconds later, the alert popped up on the screen in front of the whole auditorium. It placed KC exactly where he was standing, and we zoomed in to show that it showed him standing a few feet outside the courtyard door. Then Tom hovered over the alert on the map and the information that we added to the student profile in the screen shots appeared. After that, KC walked back inside and Tom explained how he can simply disable the alert by clicking the disable button. A few seconds later, the alert disappeared. The next day, all members of the InvenTeam that presented received a personal letter from superintendent, Janice White, in the mail. She congratulated us on our work and passion in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).