What a semester! It's so satisfying to see your students focusing and working so hard to achieve their goals over time. Last Friday and yesterday, both my A and B day classes took time to give casual presentations to their peers to show off what they've been working on over the last two months. Some projects were detailed, finished products that also doubled as beautiful works of art. Other projects were still unfinished prototypes with wires poking into and out of breadboards. But no matter what state they were in, all students demonstrated proof of concept and had something to show. I am so proud of all of them! Next semester, we'll be jumping into our much larger, long term projects. I hope that this smaller one has prepared them for all the engineering skills they'll need: time management, group management, trouble shooting, modeling, prototyping, researching, and documenting. But more than anything, I hope that they all had fun getting creative and making something that was interesting and relevant to them!
“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”
I'm trying to expand the boundaries of the STEMpire by sharing my educational experiences and inviting meaningful dialogue about STEM education, Science, and life in general. And sometimes "inviting meaningful dialogue" means simply speaking your truth into the world and hoping that maybe somebody will listen and respond.