How Engineering Is Used in Designing Planes: Scotlandville High Students Design Planes, Test for Buoyancy
- May 5, 2011
ExxonMobil representatives were on hand yesterday, May 4, at Scotlandville Magnet High School for a hands-on engineering activity teaching students about buoyancy. The event was part of a several daily projects planned during Engineering Week, which began Monday, May 2.
For instance, 10th-grade students (pictured, sitting left to right) Lakedra Bowman, Ka'Shay Winston, Monquel Handy, Raquan Handy and Johnathan Perry worked with Jeremy Burnham (standing) of ExxonMobil to design an airplane and learned about buoyancy as a fun way to understand the difference between product and process design. The students took candy and office supplies and made a prototype airplane (product design) and then figured out a way to mass produce the airplanes (process design). Calamities and upsets helped students understand that their process must be robust enough to handle a variety of changes if they occur.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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