Concourse D – Segment C
Presenter 1: Hannah Watts & Donna Combs
Reverse Job Fair
Students will complete a digital portfolio as well as a display board to showcase their strengths, work experience, and educational history in relation to their desired future job. Various employers from the community will be invited to participate in the Reverse Job Fair. During the job fair employers will conduct informal interviews with the students. The Reverse Job Fair will provide experience and exposure with skills necessary to obtain a job for students with intellectual disabilities.
Presenter 2: Donna Combs
Comfort Pillows for the Young
Children who must stay overnight at the hospital becomes scared and always enjoy having something to calm their fears. BHS students will use Math skills to make 40-50 pillows to give out at the local hospital for children who are 13 and under and admitted for an overnight stay. They will also plan, purchase and cook a meal for their family after donating these pillows. These activities will not only improve their math skills but give them real-world lessons for life situations after high school.
Presenter 3: Haridas Chandran & Annette Younger
VEX Robotics A Tool To Engage Students in STEAM Curriculum
Students in the STEAM classes will focus on designing and constructing a VEX robot that can be used performing different tasks. The main objective of this project is to engage students in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics in a fun manner and provide hands on opportunity to explore and experience for themselves. This engagement will naturally encourages team work, problem solving skills and leadership role in this young age. Students will be involved in using techniques learned in arts discipline to design a model of the robot that will be used for this project. During each stage of building a unit they will check the operations of the functions by connecting the brain of the robot and writing codes. In doing this they will also learn the concepts in computer engineering field. Finally they will connect the controller to the robot and operate the robot through the controller. Using the constructed robot students will collect the data regarding the speed of the robot by measuring the distance and time taken for a specific time period. They will also collect data on the gear ratio required for specific actions. Students will build codes to perform various operations. Completion of this project will allow students to go for VEX robotic competition within the state or out of state. This robot can also be used by the JROTC group to showcase their talent at the Army USA skills competition. Experience learnt from designing, construction and coding by STEAM students can help JROTC students to perform well in their competition.
Presenter 4: Charles Hackney
An evolution of The Arts
In our increasingly digital society, the definition of what we consider to be art is constantly evolving. As a result, new mediums are frequently being created. One of the newest and most popular mediums is 3D printing. Its popularity has increased dramatically with the addition of Art into STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics), to change the acronym into STEAM. 3D printing is a very versatile medium, and can be used not only for art projects such as sculptures, it can also create functional items and models. Through a donation by our school’s technology teacher, I have access to my own 3D printer. As a result, I would like to expose my students to this medium and incorporate 3D printing into my art curriculum, in order for them to become proficient in using this new technology. In addition, using 3D printing could also a way to incorporate interdisciplinary learning in art, as students would be using skills related to other STEAM subjects.
Presenter 5: Sterling Harris
Adventurers’ Guild Level 2
Literacy is a continuing problem among most high school students as many report that they hate reading. As reading is a skill that is imperative in developing further reading, writing, and critical thinking abilities, skills must be practiced in order to achieve improvement. Students are often frustrated by their poor reading ability and abandon it altogether, which leads to a vicious cycle wherein they never improve the skills associated with reading. I intend to continue the strategy I developed when I created the BHS D&D Club upon my first year at BHS. I will also employ an ARI Grant to purchase more materials for our rapidly expanding club, to facilitate increased growth and provide new student leaders (i.e. Dungeon Masters) the means to create their own worlds, design their own adventurers, tell their own stories, and run their own games, with other students participating as adventurers.
Presenter 6: Gabriel Polly & Makayla Stambaugh
KVEC Student Senate
Presenter 7: Brandy Hackney & Teddy Martin
Let There Be More “Free” Light
Special education teacher collaborating with the tiny house grant from Knott County Central High School.