Thursday, 26 March 2015

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Intro to Engineering Receive Their Donors Choose Equipment!

There are few things more satisfying to me than to hear a student go from, "What's that?  I don't want to hurt myself!" to "That was fun!  Can we do some more??"

The Introduction to Engineering students receive their first Donors Choose package and get right to work!  The package contained three small scroll saws to be used on their kinetic gear project.  Every student practiced their skills on cardboard in preparation for using wood.  


Monday, 23 March 2015

ARGS Technology Sophomore Wins Outstanding Innovation Award!!!

ARGS Sophomore Courtney Boyd wins the Special Judges' Award for Outstanding Innovation at the Junior Sciences & Humanities Symposium (JSHS) held at James Madison University last week! Courtney presented her original design for a submersible using biomimicry.

The Symposium was sponsored by the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force.   According to the JSHS website, the symposium's purpose was the following:

"The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program invites high school students to submit a paper on an original research investigation in the sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics. JSHS schlolarships are awarded to finalists in the regional symposia paper, or poster, competition to recognize excellence in STEM."

 Congratulations, Courtney!  We are very proud of you!!

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Friday, 20 March 2015

Great News!!! First Donors Choose Project Completely Funded!!

Thank you so much!  Thanks to your donations, we have completely funded one of our projects through Donors Choose!  Donors Choose does not send money, they send  the supplies requested in our project list directly to ARGS!

If you are still planning to donate, there are only three days left (until March 23, 2015) to take advantage of the 100% matching of your donation by Donors Choose (up to $100)!  With the dollar-for-dollar matching provided by Donors Choose, every donation is worth double the amount.

To trigger matching donations (until March 23, 2015), simply type "SPARK" into the promo code box at the checkout.

Thank you so much again for your support!

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Saturday, 14 March 2015