Anna Christenson (11th)
Jeffery Payne (11th)
Noah Imel (11th)
Varun Sarja (11th)
Carter Brasel (11th)
Chase Helling (11th)
Jack Perkins (11th)
Jacob Otten (11th)
Landen Frye (11th)
Ryan Lynch (11th)
Zachary Mac Donald
Lauren Roberts (11th)
Tags: A+E Core, community service, ehours
Once again, the A+E program is partnering with Lakemary to conduct our second annual technology recycling event! It will be held on Saturday, April 5th from 10a.m. to 1p.m. Lakemary is a group dedicated to serving children and adults with disabilities by providing employment opportunities through a variety of community services. This event will take place in the band parking lot located towards the southeast corner of the school. This year, we will not be taking TV’s due to safety concerns for the workers, but we will accept CPU’s, laptops, printers, computer accessories, ink and toner cartridges, cell phones, and batteries free of charge. However, there will be fees to be paid by those recycling computer monitors and hard drive drilling. Monitors will cost $10 (including flat screens) and hard drive drillings will cost $5. Let’s help take care of the environment and dispose of all that technology clutter!
Article by Alex Englen
Tags: apply, Capstone, sign up
To receive an endorsement at graduation for participation in the Aerospace and Engineering Program, senior students must participate in either two of the three available elective courses to achieve the Proficient Endorsement or involve themselves in an A+E Capstone or Senior Internship. Capstones include Battlebots, Electrothon, FIRST Leadership, or A+E CORE. Applications are required for participation and can be found under the (P:) Drive, Student Docs, in the Capstone Apps Folder. Application should be typed up, printed, and then handed in to the teacher of the specific Capstone students apply for. Students may apply for multiple Capstones and should set the order of preferred choice in the top right corner of the application. Students should only put Capstones of their interested in the list of choice. Note: if applying to be in more than one Capstone, address you are applying to be in both rather than putting in an order of preference.
Applications are due by March 13th and teams will be announced April 1st.
Article by Shelby Clark
F.I.R.S.T. (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics inspires tens of thousands of students every year by encouraging the development of technical skills, personal confidence, and by changing the perception of society to view science and technology as intriguing and vital aspects of our communities and lives. To accomplish these goals, students have six weeks to construct a robot to participate in a series of international competitions pitting the skill and mechanical aptitude of teams against each other. They also participate in award competitions that recognize the community service, inspiration and innovation outside of the robot’s arena. Olathe Northwest’s FIRST Team 1710, The Ravonics Revolution, continues to design and promote programs and initiatives to advance the goals of FIRST, and our own team’s Mission Statement and Core Values.
“Hey Ravens! A+E Core will be giving away a free A+E sweatshirt to one lucky A+E student that follows our Twitter page! Once our account (@ae_core) reaches 100 followers, we will pick a lucky follower to win the prize. So spread the word and follow for your chance to win!”
Article by Jorden Covault
It’s that time of year again! A+E’s annual bowling night is once again upon us. And folks, this year’s bowling extravaganza is shaping up to be one of the biggest and best ones in recent memory. The event falls on the Thursday night of winter parent teacher conferences at Olathe Lanes East (303 North Lindenwood Drive, Olathe).
The event will be held on February 13th and will start at 9:30pm and go until 11:30pm. The cost for the night will be $12 – which covers shoes, lanes, and goes towards ‘Canstruction’, a community outreach program that helps Harvesters to feed the needy.
Forms are due by February the 7th and can be turned in to Mrs. Metcalf (room 1741). On the forms you can put down two other names of A+E friends you want to share a lane with. If forms are turned in later than that date, or you show up at the event without one, the cost will be $15 dollars – so get those forms in early to save some money! Also, the snack shop will be open for us wonderful A+E folk so you may want to bring some extra money for that.
Let’s all have a great and fun night of bowling!
Article by Wesley Adams
Tags: A+E Core, application, juniors
As the new semester approaches, A+E Core Leadership Capstone is in search of 1-2 new juniors to join our team! The Capstone aims to foster an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. The leadership team will also strive to promote, support and communicate opportunities of participation for A+E students, A+E department, Olathe Northwest High School, and the surrounding community. Students who are interested can find the application on P:\Student Docs\Capstone Apps. The application is due to Mrs. Metcalf in room 1741 by Thursday, December 12th at 3:15pm. We look forward to seeing you next semester!
Tags: Bill Nye, Kstate, science
Come hear all about science and more from the man we all grew up to love watching in science class, Bill Nye!
The Union Program Council at Kansas State University is hosting Bill Nye “The Science Guy” at 7 pm Tuesday, December 3 in Bramlage Coliseum.
Tickets for non-K-State students are $10. Tickets for military are $8. . All tickets may be purchased at the Athletics Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum, by phone at (800) 221-CATS, or online to kstatesports.com. Additional fees apply. The ticket office is open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.
For more information, visit our website at www.k-state.edu/upc. Hope to see you at this great UPC event!
Georgia Campbell and Michael Miller - UPC Forums Committee Co-Chairs
Article By Amy Clark
Tags: CANstruction, Core
Canstruction is one of the many ways that A+E is reaching out to the community. During canstruction teams compete to design a three dimensional sculpture made entirely out of cans. Olathe Northwest is the only high school team that competes in the challenge. The rest are other engineering companies in the Kansas City area. The finished designs are on display in Kansas City. The build day is February 12th this year. It’s an all day event. The finished designs stay on display for a month. Best of all when the event is over all of the cans are donated to Harvesters. Olathe Northwest has competed the last several years. Our sculpture designs in the past include Donkey Kong and Mike Wazouski. This year the team is making a Despicable Me minion and we are taking it all up a step by making the design a 3D instead of a 2D design. We are excited to do this again and hope to get a prize this year.