Friday, February 13, 2015

February 13th EYE

Quite a bit has happened with EYE in the past week! On Wednesday we met with representatives from the Ballard Elementary to begin our process of moving forward with their second Saturday Engineering Program, which will be held on March 28th. We have continued work on our February 28th “Music in Engineering” Saturday Program, securing and meeting with our stations leaders as well as beginning to gather our high school volunteers. We were also contacted by professors of education from Skidmore College who were interested in having their students volunteer at our program as a way to observe how engineering concepts can be integrated into other subjects . The next step in planning is to finalize our high school volunteers and finish putting together all of the activity bags. Also this week, EYE attended the Division Street STEM Expo and showcased our Slow Racer activity where students have to move a ping-pong ball down a pegboard as slowly as possible. All of the students were very excited to participate and the only complaint we received was that there weren’t enough pegboards for all of the foot traffic we had! On Saturday, EYE had a table at the Saratoga Reads LEGO Fest where students could either build a LEGO Maze or create a structure to survive the “drop-test”. Both of these events really helped EYE spread our name and reach a new set of students! On Wednesday of this week, EYE had the final meeting of the second session of Dorothy Nolan LEGO Club. The problem this week was to build a tower as tall as possible, without any human support.