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Got Grit Engineering

by Peter 8. May 2017 06:00

Decemmber Contest Winners


February Got Grit Contest Winners

Congratulations Anthony, Jonathan, Pavel, Brannoc, Madison, Tony, Josh, Isabelle, Antonio and Brianna. The 8th grade students, at Swansboro Middle School, were challenged by instructor Michelle Flint to create a working model that required the collaboration of multiple modules. The team designed the house in CAD, then developed a solar powered electrical system to run lights and a ceiling fan. Walls and landscape had to be fabricated and painted. Furniture was scaled down and 3D printed. The final project combined: Virtual Architecture, Alternative Energy, Laser Technology, Materials Processing, Environment & Ecology, and Digital Manufacturing.


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Lunar Robot Prototype

by Peter 28. February 2017 03:44

Lunar Robot Prototype

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Got Grit Contest Winner, Noah Terhune, engineered a lunar robot prototype that is capable of launching orbital transmitters. Stability and consistency proved to be a major challenge, requiring weeks of adaptations. Creating the pneumatic system, programming the movements and controlling the robot added to his struggles. Noah demonstrated GRIT by overcoming the difficulties and completing the challenge.

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Tags: STEM lab, STEM Education, STEM robot, High School Engineering, General

December Got Grit Contest Winners

by Peter 20. January 2017 05:08

Decemmber Contest Winners


December Got Grit Contest Winners

Deniz Telci and Jacob Weinstein

We are proud to reward the hard work and determination that Deniz and Jacob demonstrated. The team developed glider prototypes, in the STEM Lab at Reading Junior High School, with instructor, Rachelle Ferguson. Thanks for sharing your learning experience. Keep up the great work.

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Pitt County Schools showcase STEM labs

by Peter 8. April 2016 02:13

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Students in Pitt County are showcasing their work in STEM classrooms.

High school students at JH Rose in Greenville are part of a pilot program designed to bring STEM into the classroom.

Over $100,000 was invested in the program, which started at the high school this year. Students said the hands-on STEM lab helps them take their education to the next level.

“You gotta use more than a textbook to learn what you wanna do in life,” said Noah Romero, JH Rose junior. “This class gives you a hands-on experience and shows you what you would really be doing in the work world.”

Representatives from various school districts in the East toured the STEM lab, hoping to bring similar programs to other schools in the area.

Students in the STEM classes learn about architecture, construction technology, robotics and automation, and biotechnology.

-Kelly Byrne, WNCT-TV

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