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
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.
Tags: ACE mentors
ACE mentors is starting up again for this school year.
ACE mentors is a chance for high school students to work with adults in the architectural, construction, and engineering fields. Over the year students learn about what each field does and gets to apply them on small projects throughout the year. ACE mentors also gives students chances to network and learn what a real career could be like in their future.
TOMORROW there will be an informational meeting for all Aerospace and Engineering students that are interested in the program. The meeting will be held in room 1741 either before school at 7:30 or after school at 3:05
Meet an A+E alumni and learn what he does today.
Tags: e-hours, open house, Volunteers
Aerospace and Engineering (A+E) is having their Open House, Tuesday November 5th, 2013. The open house is from 5:30 to 7:00 and will be held at Olathe Northwest.
If you’re an 8th grader or are a parent with an 8th grader interested in the program, come visit our school and see all we have to offer through our 21st century program. Take a tour of the A+E facility to see our classroom environment and learn about the programs classes. Meet all the teachers that our apart of our A+E family and hear from students in the program what they think about the program. Learn more about our Electrothan, Battlebots, and First Robotics teams at the school and see the many projects that all the students have a chance to participate in like towers and catapult competitions.
If you’re a student in the program this year, we are looking for volunteers as well to help out with the open house. It’s a great way to get e-hours and let potential students learn more about the program from your viewpoint as well. We are also looking for parent volunteers that are willing to help us out. There are plenty of jobs for students and parents to help the program run a successful open house.
Tags: A+E projects, open house, towers
Open House is just around the corner, which means towers! Juniors have been working hard designing and building towers to support the most weight. They design the towers in CAD (Computer Aided Design) and print out a full size scale on the plotter. Using various sizes of balsa wood the Juniors put together a free standing tower that is 50 inches tall and can support twice of its own weight. Testing goes tower after tower until the last one stands. Nobody knows who can support the most weight. Come out and watch the destruction first hand.
On September 23rd, the A+E Core team hosted a Social for the A+E Program. Overall, the social was a great success. We were able to come away from the social with a nice profit, and also show the freshman a good time while also giving them some insight on the Electrathon team, and also on the KU formula car. However, we did run into some issues throughout the event. The biggest issue was timing, we should have had the social for a max of 2 hours, having them leave around 5:00 because 5:30 was way too long to entertain freshman. Also we need to have some back-up ideas to help fill in time if a situation arises. The KU car broke down at the beginning of its demo, making it hard to keep the freshmen’s attention. We were able to start a game of capture the flag to help fill the time.
Suggested Timeline for 2014
3:00-3:15- Ice Cream
Need to log E-hours but don’t know where to go?
Well look no further. Here’s how you do it.
Go to the e-hour tab at the top of the website.
There you will find the link to the Google form so you can log your e-hours.
Now that you know where to go, you can start logging you e-hours. Remember that only the event counts for e-hours. Transportation, eating, and sleeping don’t count towards your hours. So start logging the hours you have that way you can get credit -and get your endorsement.
This Tuesday Electrothon kicked off their fundraising at CBAC this Tuesday (9/17) by supporting the Olathe Northwest soccer teams. Electrothon made over one hundred dollars for their hard work Tuesday.
Electothon, First Robotics, Battle Bots, and the A+E Core will be working together this season to raise funds by working the soccer concessions at CBAC. Come support not only the boys soccer teams this season but the A+E program by coming out to CBAC and buying some concessions.
The Battlebots season is underway, with the team already completing their Preliminary Design Review. Battlebots is resurrecting two previous robots: Oz, a horizontal spinner with a record of 2 and 2, and Relentless, a vertical grinder with a record of 0 and 2. The team is also designing two new robots this year, one a vertical drum bot and another, a vertical blade spinner. Wesley Adams and Tanner Jackson are the Project Managers this year, each in charge of one rebuild and one new bot. They are also starting their first fundraiser for the year; they are selling premium coffee beans grown in Guatemala. They are buying the coffee beans straight from the organic farmers and bringing them here, skipping all the middlemen. The coffee is priced at $10 for a 12oz bag, but half of the proceeds go back to the farmers to improve irrigation systems, while the other half helps to support the Battlebots team! Good luck to the Battlebots team as they work to finish their Final Design Review in October, and progress to the fabrication hoping to start in early November!!
If you want to hear more updates about our battlebots team or our interested in their amazing coffee, follow us on twitter @battlebotsonw.