Comets and Rockets!

Posted by Rise High on March 7, 2018
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We initiated our module on Space Systems at SCCC! Once we learned about comets, the RPI Engineering Ambassadors helped the students make their own comets that mimicked the key components present in real comets. Cool stuff! The students also learned about rockets and followed a systematic approach to getting the right conditions to make sure that their rocket reached the required height. Very important in a real life application. So much fun!

Lighting up a city!

Posted by Rise High on February 28, 2018
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What a fantastic closure to our Energy module! Rise High students learned more about different ways to build circuits, and then worked on their final projects. They used the power-generating turbines that they had designed in past weeks to light up a city that they wired! Each team had to design the city so that important buildings, such as the hospital and the police station, did not lose power in case of a storm. Each

Learning about Energy

Posted by Rise High on February 28, 2018
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Rise High started their module on Energy! Our partnering institution, Schenectady County Community College (SCCC), hosted us. The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Engineering Ambassadors are leading this module for the next 3 weeks. The students are learning about different types of energy, different types of turbines, and circuits. The student will wrap up the module by building a city and lighting it up! We can wait to see these cities!

First Day of Rise High!!

Posted by Rise High on February 28, 2018
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The big day is here! We were so excited to welcome the first cohort of 6th graders for Day 1 of Rise High! Our partnering institution, Clarkson University Capital District Campus, hosted us in their grate facility in Schenectady. We broke the ice among students and mentors with a fun activity on Communication – important skill for everything we do at Rise High, and in life. Students and mentors teamed up to compete. Mr. Mark

Parent-Student Orientations

Posted by Rise High on February 28, 2018
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The students applied to Rise High, and the very first 6th grade cohort has been selected! Rise High held a Parent-Student Orientation in each middle school of the SCSD to meet the parents and students. We are eager to get started. Even the younger siblings were excited for their older siblings!