Thursday, 27 April 2017

ARGS Junior Named DERI Fellow!

ARGS Junior Aimee Loviza!  She has been awarded a Dean's Early Research Initiative (DERI) fellowship by the VCU School of Engineering!

This fellowship will give Aimee the opportunity to participate in research with a VCU engineering professor over the summer, as well as attend a scientific conference!

Aimee is the PR sub-team captain of the ARGS Robotics team and has been spearheading our team's community outreach efforts!

Tech Juniors Visit Hamilton Beach!

Engineering and Design in the Real World

Junior Technology majors got a glimpse of how marketing, business, industrial design, and engineering work hand-in-hand when they visited Hamilton Beach in Glen Allen, Virginia.  The students learned about everything from packaging design to testing to how recipes are created in the test kitchen!

A huge "Thank you!" to everyone at Hamilton Beach for taking time out of their day to educate our students!

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Scenes from Robotics Season 2017

ARGS Robotics

Well, we can't expect to go to Worlds every year!  Even though we were very lucky to have been to the FIRST Robotics World Championships in Saint Louis for two of our three years of existence as Team 5546, we didn't make it this year.

However, we accomplished SO much this year on so many levels!  We had more spirit and participation than we ever have and our community outreach has been tremendous.  The robotics team has started running monthly STEM workshops at the Petersburg Public Library and we have formed a great relationship with Petersburg Parks and Leisure

We are STILL actively working on outreach and we need your help!  If you are able, please donate to A.R.T. 5546 so that we can continue our programs!

Here are some great photos from our events!

Cheering us on at the Central Virginia Event

March STEM Workshop

Robot Demo @ ARGS

Volunteering with codeVA at Richard Bland College

VCU Programming Contest!

VCU Programming Contest

For the fouth year in a row, ARGS programming students took part in the annual VCU High School Programming Contest at the VCU School of Engineering.  Two teams of ARGS students took on the challenge of solving problems using Java and competed against teams from high schools across Virginia and Maryland!  

Everyone had a great time and learned a lot!  We can't wait until next year!


ARGS wins third place in GE's GhostRed competition!!

Four ARGS Tech students formed a team  called the "Dragons" and competed in the GhostRed Capture the Flag (CtF) hacking event sponsored by GE at VCU's Cabell Library!  They were the only high school team participating among teams of college students and professionals!  The only teams to beat their score were from VCU and UVA!!

Each member of the team was awarded a $50.00 Amazon gift card for their efforts!

Congratulations on a job well done!!