On our last session for Spring 2019, our 6th graders visited University at Albany, SUNY to learn about different aspects of meteorology, including careers and important factors that affect and determine weather. They even made their own weather predications and gave weather reports on the green screen!
Meanwhile, our 7th graders got a visit from the Schenectady City School District Fab Lab Bus. We converted Clarkson University into a makers-space with a vinyl cutter, a laser cutter, and a 3D printer. The students learned about the technology of these different machines and got to think like a 3D printer. They also had the amazing opportunity of meeting our local GE scientist Marshall Jones – pioneer in the development of laser technology and inductee of the National Inventors Hall of Fame – who called the students from China!
Thanks to the wonderful group of graduate students from the Department of Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences, UAlbany for welcoming us, and for such an educational and fun experience! Also, thanks to Schenectady City School District and its STEAM Coach Katy Perry for enabling access to the Fab Lab, as well as Ellen Lin for the presentation. Thanks to Marshall Jones for the great opportunity to connect with the kids and Andrea Schmitz for making it possible. And thanks to our partner Clarkson University Graduate School for hosting us!