Aug 7, 2020

Students Receive Top Scores in Manufacturing and Engineering Presentations

Students Receive Top Scores in Manufacturing and Engineering Presentations

 

Congratulations to the following MPCS students, who developed the top-scoring student presentations for the inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Virtual Internship.

  • Most Engaging Presentation: S. Baker, Fueling a Clean Energy Future
  • Most Creative Solution: E. Torp, Reducing Costs in SpaceX
  • Best Use of Technology: G. Terry, Design of a Hand Sanitizer Unit

Win-Tech, Inc., hosted the four-week virtual internship program, with curriculum geared to support high school juniors and seniors during a time where in-person internships throughout multiple industries were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The MPCS trio were among a dozen students from four local high schools, engaged in Zoom program days focused on topics such as engineering design, supply chain challenges, marketing, accounting, networking, and leadership. Students participated in exercises and discussions and heard from many subject matter experts from around the world.

“The incredible value of the program lay in the connections students made to manufacturing and engineering professionals from the United Kingdom and all over the United States,” says Allison Giddens, the founder of the program.

Students were asked to present on a manufacturing or engineering topic, or to incorporate a concept they learned from the program, into solving a problem or exploring a potential solution to meet the challenge. Teachers, administrators, parents, and judges were invited to call in and engage during the presentation, asking students follow-up questions and observing well-thought out analyses.

Industry professionals were inspired by the students’ presentations. Raam Shanker, Engineer and Founder of Equitus Engineering, said, “If anybody ever had any doubts about the future of the engineering and manufacturing sector, time to dispel these doubts, for the initiative, willingness, and ability shown by these youngsters leaves me with a lot more confidence about the future.”


Announcements

July 12 - Lower School New Family Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

July 14 - Lower School New Family Game Night, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

July 14 - Preschool/TK New Family Play Day, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

July 14 - Preschool/TK New Family Play Day, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

July 26-27 - High School Parking Assignments

July 30 - Senior Spots Painting Day

August 1 - PMI UP, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12
Murray Innovation Center, Graham Commons

August 1 - PMI UP, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12
Murray Innovation Center, Graham Commons

August 5 - K-Day, Lower School 101, Middle School 101, High School 101

August 5 - High School Social, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dozier Circle

August 5 - High School Social, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dozier Circle

August 8 - Preschool/TK Meet and Greet, 1:00 p.m.

August 9 - Back-2-School Night, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

August 11 - First Day of School, 7:50 a.m.

August 15 - Preschool/TK and Lower School Parent Orientation, 5:30 p.m.

August 16-17 - Picture Day

August 16 - High School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 18 - Middle School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 19 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis House Day

August 22-23 - Lower School CoGAT Testing

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 30 - Picture Make-up Day

September 5 - Labor Day Holiday, No School

September 6/7-9 - High School Retreat

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 26-27 - Fall Break, No School

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