Congratulations to Christine Carlson of IBM who helped get students from Chanhassen in line for our most recent SFSP award. Students there are doing 2 projects – both look likely to help build skills and do good!
The projects in their words:
Recreating the Hovercraft: Hovercraft could be a widely useful means of travel in that perfectly smooth roads are not needed. However its use has been niche so far due to safety concerns. If safer, hovercraft could be used in wider contexts, including for example emergency transportation over ice, and so its use could be helpful to first responder personnel. This would help the community by providing a new efficient means of travel which does not require roads.
FTC: The FIRST organization, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, was founded to inspire students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. This team’s objective is not only to compete in this years’ competition but also to raise awareness of engineering opportunities at Chanhassen High, bring robotics and technology into the classroom, inspire other students in the school district via demos and presentations, and to mentor another beginning FIRST team not only on engineering, but also on teamwork, time management, fiscal responsibility, and marketing.