Eagles Create & Innovate!

This week our young engineers from Valley View returned to the classroom eager to get started on constructing their transit station!

Joseph decided to lead the group and with the help of our mentor, Zach began to layout the materials ahead of construction. Kevin, along with Sebastian took notes of the process and helped the rest of the group brainstorm ways they could fully meet the criteria. In this week’s session the Eagles decided they would include colors elements to their design in order to highlight their school mascot and proudly represent Valley View in the first ever South Phoenix Engineering and Science fair in May.

Zach encouraged their efforts, challenging them to come up with ways they could keep their design both beautiful and sustainable. They noted things like shading, overall structural support and also talked about the materials they;d use in real life. With their smarts, dedication and hard work, these innovators can work towards an engineering degree and possibly build this design in the near future!

Check out more of their progress on our Instagram page: @futureengineersaz and on find us on Facebook as Engineers of the Future. Go Eagles!

Eagles Begin the Design Process!

This past week our team of Eagle innovators focused on sketching and designing their ideas for Project 1. Their goal is to create a scale model of a transit station they would like to see in real life. Valley View will be one class among 8 who will be competing in the first ever South Phoenix Science Fair in May of 2019.

With that in mind the students brainstormed how they are going to build, keeping dimensions and color in mind.  They also considered shading and the overall look by identifying their strengths. The students settled on Henry deciding how shading will look, Sebastian drawing the final concept and Kevin was to take all of their ideas, staying on top of their budget.

Mentors Kyle and Zach offered their suggestions and helped them make sure the project meets the criteria. The Mustangs are well on their way into designing their transit structure, keep an eye out for more updates! Go Eagles!!

 

 

 

Where the Eagles At?!

Who is ever ready for high school? I know I wasn’t. But our goal with Engineers of the Future, is not only that our students get ready and making sure they understand the college application process.

This week, students focused on high school readiness. What does it take to graduate high school? What are the requirements? How many classes do they need? And just for fun… we got to play college BINGO! It was loads of fun. But the best part was getting the students to think about what their future is going to look like!

Are you ready for your future? Students like, Kevin presented their “Ten Years Later” letter to their friend, talking about what their life looks like now.

Kevin shared with class, what he wants his future to look like. He wants to be an engineer working in Las Vegas, just after graduating Harvard! Go KEVIN! His goal is to start out making $65,000-75,000 a year and to be married with 1 child. We can’t wait to see where Kevin’s future takes him. But we know it will be bright.