NEED Project's Annual Youth Awards Program for Energy Achievement
Youth Awards Signature Project
Exemplary community energy education Energy engineering and design School energy efficiency
- Multi-faceted outreach project that is student-driven
- Covers several energy content areas and activities
- Completion of a 15-slide digital slideshow that showcases goals of projects, activities completed, and results achieved
- Projects are uploaded to the Youth Awards Project submission web site
- Projects will be judged at the state and national levels with the opportunity to attend the National Recognition Ceremony in June
- Special recognition may be given to projects that excel in one the following areas:
STEM Expo Planning Meeting
Weare meeting each Tuesday from now til the STEM Expo on 23-Jan-2016 toplan for this amazing event. Meetings are Tuesdays from 2:10 - 3:30 inRoom 1164. Please come out and help us plan for a great event.
Please clear your calendar and volunteer for the day:
We have a great volunteer opportunity on 12-Dec-2015 at the FTC Robotics Competition.
Time 8am - 5pm. Don't delay, folks always ask at the last moment.
We are in need of the following roles and approximately 30 people:
- Judge Queuing
- Robot Queuing
- Safety Glasses
- Practice Field
For more details and a Powerpoint on how to sign up, please see thispage (we know the sign up process takes a little work, but it isrequired by US FIRST).
sharing .... Two celebrations for Veteran's Day
Two celebrations for Veteran's Day:
Wear Blue: http://www.wearblueruntoremember.org/
Green Light: http://www.greenlightavet.com/
New report finds human-caused climate change increased the severity of many extreme events in 2014
Humanactivities, such as greenhouse gas emissions and land use, influencedspecific extreme weather and climate events in 2014, including tropicalcyclones in the central Pacific, heavy rainfall in Europe, drought inEast Africa, and stifling heat waves in Australia, Asia, and SouthAmerica, according to a new report released today. The report, “Explaining Extreme Events of 2014 from a Climate Perspective” published by the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society,addresses the natural and human causes of individual extreme eventsfrom around the world in 2014, including Antarctica. NOAA scientistsserved as three of the five lead editors on the report.
A Mapping Challenge
Thepollution of our waterways with nutrient run off results in algaeblooms that endanger aquatic life by reducing oxygen levels. In theUnited States, this problem is particularly acute in the Great LakesBasin and Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
To raise awareness of this critical problemand engage local high school students in exploring possible solutions, acoalition of government agencies and private industry has created theVisualize Your Water Challenge.
In this competition, students will usedigital mapping technology from Esri with data from the USGS, EPA, andother sources to analyze local water quality. They will then create amap that tells a story about the problem and suggests possiblesolutions.
Feed, Nourish, Thrive
Feed,Nourish, Thrive, this website and portal to online educationalresources, is a campaign aiming to raise awareness regarding the direneed for more young people to enter careers in food and agriculture.
Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS)
For high school juniors,Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) is aninteractive online learning course with a space mission design and humanspace flight theme, culminating in a one-week residential SummerAcademy at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton for those studentswho qualify. Offered at no cost to the student, VASTS consists of eight modules and a final project to be completed from December 2015 through May 2016under the guidance of licensed master educators. Based on success inthe online coursework, students may be selected to attend a SummerAcademy where they interact with NASA scientists, engineers andtechnologists to design a human mission to Mars. Students whosuccessfully participate in VASTS can earn 2 college credits for theonline course and 2 additional credits for the Summer Academy.
For program information and application: http://vasts.spacegrant.org
Virginia Space Coast Scholars
The Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) is a program for sophomoresfocusing on the earth and airborne science, engineering, and technologyintegral to current missions at NASA Wallops Flight Facility and theMid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. This dynamic (and FREE) program,designed by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), inspiresstudents who possess technical and/or scientific interests and aremotivated to learn about the many different opportunities that NASAoffers.
The VSCS program features two key elements:
1.) an on-line science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experience featuring five modules; and
2.) a seven-day residential Summer Academy at NASA Wallops FlightFacility on Wallops Island, VA where selected scholars will learnfirst-hand from NASA professionals and their partners about the latestcutting edge technologies and missions.
For more information, please contact Kirsten Manning, Education Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- FREE Program for 10th Grade Students
- Online modules covering NASA aircraft, balloon, and rocket missions launched or managed at Wallops Flight Facility
- Online course runs from December 2016 through April 2016
- Highly successful students will be selected for a week long Summer Academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility (Chincoteague, VA)
- Application Deadline: November 8, 2015
- http://vscs.spacegrant.org/ for application and more information
NCWIT Aspirations in Computing
Apply for the Award for Aspirations in Computing
Earn scholarships for college
Find computing internships
Connect with a large network of other technical young women
Apply to be an AspireIT program leaderhttps://www.aspirations.org/participate
While we go through the application process, all students are welcome to our lessons this Wednesday.
Time frame 2:30 - 4:30pm.
Please be prepared to take notes (you need one notebook / binder / computer notes specific to Cyber).
ILITE Cyber Defense Applications
ILITE Cyber is not accepting applications. For details, please see:
Due date: 11:59pm 16-Sept-2015.
ILITE Robotics Returning Students Form
All existing members of ILITE Robotics MUST complete the Returning Students Form by the 11:59pm on 15-Sept-2015.
School Year 2015-2016
Welcome to School Year 2015-2016. We have been designing great technology experiences all summer just for you!
These APPS will improve your productivity
How to Write a (Barely) Passing College Paper
15 Million Devices Infected With Mobile Malware
found that "increasingly applications are spying on device owners,stealing their personal information and pirating their data minutes,causing bill shock." Mobile spyware, in particular, is on the rise. Fourof the 10 top threats are spyware, including SMSTracker, which allowsthe attacker to remotely track and monitor all calls, SMS/MMS messages,GPS locations, and browser histories of an Android device.
Mobile infections increased by 17 percent in the first half of 2014, raising the overall infection rate to 0.65 percent.
FULL ARTICLE: http://www.darkreading.com/study-15-million-devices-infected-with-mobile-malware/d/d-id/1315477
FTC Competition 11-Jan-2014
FTC Regional Robotics Competition 11-Jan-2014
Teams: 194, 354, 392, 1885, 5264
Bus Departure: 5:30am from Door #19
Expected Return: 8pm, please be available all evening to pick up student (most appreciated!!)
Dress: RESPECTFUL, as each team has determined
Food: UVAwill offer a lunch for each student. Please be prepared with food anddrinks for breakfast, dinner, alternative lunch and DRINKS for theentire day. This is a LONG day, you may need a warm thermous, or energydrink.
Pack and Ready to Go: You need to be ready to go by 4pm Friday!
Parent Document and Permission Slip are located in FILES under FTC SY2013-2014. This should contain all other information that you would be interested in.
PARENTS, you are ALL INVITED to attend!! You are always welcome with your students.
The "Teenage Brain"
Professor Drake Contact Information
571-261-4726 (please do NOT distrub class)