Tuesday, September 29

NSBE Univ. of Penn STEM event this Sat. 10/3 from 10am - 3pm

NSBE Univ. of Penn STEM event this Sat. 10/3 from 10am to 3pm...

Curious about Science!? Still deciding on what to do after high school? Want to visit and world
renowned IVY League School? Love free food!? Well this event is just for you:
You can register using the link below:

My name is Moses Adenaike, and I am the National Society of Black Engineers 
Pre-College Initiative (PCI) Chair of the University of Pennsylvania Chapter. As the PCI Chair, it is my mission to get both middle and high school students interested and engaged in STEM 
(science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) related activities. The purpose of this effort 
is to expose young students to another avenue of success in which they are not already actively 
engaged. In this day and age, especially in disadvantaged communities, sports and entertainment 
are often glorified as the ultimate career paths. Having been exposed to the field of engineering 
and science for years now, I can confidently say that this is not the case. Through this STEM 
Conference, I intend to expand the minds of these students and show them that STEM fields 
have the capacity to be interesting, innovative, cool, fun, profitable, and above all world 
changing. By the end of the conference, you the student will have hopefully gained a bit more 
insight into these fields and be willing to get involved in the future. Also did I mention very 
awesome free food!? Space is limited and slots will be granted on a first come first serve basis. 
Also email me Moses Adenaike at upennnsbepci@gmail.com with any questions! 
Thank you

Sample Schedule:

10:00 AM - 10: 15 AM Arrival, sign in 
10: 15 AM Keynote Speaker 
10:45am Walk to first station 
10:50-11:45am First Lab session
11:45am Walk to second station 
11:50am-12:35pm Second Lab Session 
12:35pm-1:15pm Lunch 
1:15pm-2:45pm Panel 
2:45pm Closing remarks 
3:00pm Dismissal

Wednesday, September 16

Saturday Engineering Program at Penn for HS students

Saturday Engineering Program at Penn for HS students, Seehttp://accessengineering.seas.upenn.edu/studentapplication/
Deadline was 9/13 but try to apply anyway if you are interested, I have a feeling they will push back the deadline.  This program begins on Sat. Oct. 3rd.

Saturday, September 12

Game on! FTC season begins...

Thanks to Venise, Qadirah, Sean, and Austin for representing both FTC teams at the kickoff this year.  See these leaders for their interpretation of the rules and brainstormed solutions so far.

I ordered half a game field today for practice!  Let's hope we can afford it, budget is coming soon...

All team members must watch and read the rules. See video and rules:

Friday, September 11

FTC Kickoff Schedule for 9/12

Koehler will not be there until 10:45 AM, you are welcome to arrive earlier for the tour, see below.
FTC Teams,
Thank you for registering for the Pennsylvania FTC Season Kickoff in Philadelphia hosted by Temple University. We have a lot of information to share with you, plus of course the unveiling of another great FTC game.
As a reminder, Temple University is offering a tour their Engineering Building before our FTC Kickoff event starts. Please join Dr. Jamie Bracey (Director of STEM Education, Outreach & Researchhttp://engineering.temple.edu/department/stem-education-pennsylvania-mesa) and her team to learn about the interesting research and projects Temple Engineering students and faculty are working on.
The schedule for the Kickoff in Philadelphia is below. Please see http://www.ftcpenn.org/ftc-events/2015-2016-season/pennsylvania-ftc-season-kick-off for full details.
9:45 Team Check-in
10:00 Temple Engineering Tour (starts in auditorium)
11:00 FTC Kickoff Welcome and Opening Remarks (auditorium)
11:10 Pennsylvania FTC 2015-2016 Season
12:00 Game Reveal / Rules / Q&A
12:30 Light Lunch
1:00 Team Collaboration
2:00 Event Complete
I look forward to seeing you on Saturday!
Dave Hackett
Pennsylvania FIRST® Robotics

Tuesday, September 8