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Got Grit? Contest Winners Engineer Compass/Sundial

by Peter 30. April 2019 10:01

Got Grit Announcement 3-19 

Jacob and Jordan demonstrated that they've Got Grit

Got Grit? Contest winners, Jacob and Jordan, designed and fabricated a custom compass/sundial apparatus, with instructor, Martin Bryant, at Southern Lee High School. The engineering team was required to build at a specific 43.75º angle to match the sun’s shadow at North Carolina’s latitude. They displayed GRIT by overcoming 3D printing complications, friction and broken magnets. They also created a unique method for magnetizing the compass needle.

Have you Got Grit? Enter the contest.

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ITEEA  awards Gilford High School Program Excellence Award

by Peter 15. April 2019 10:47


Program Excellence Winner


At the recent annual conference for the International Technology and Engineering Educator Association (ITEEA), the Program at Gilford High School was recognized as one of only 37 programs worldwide to earn the prestigious Program Excellence Award in 2019. Dan Caron received this award for the fourth time, at four different schools, over the last 25 years. Sponsored by the ITEEA and Paxton/Patterson, the Program Excellence Award is one of the highest honors given to Technology and Engineering classroom programs on the elementary, middle or high school levels. It is presented in recogni-tion of outstanding contributions to the profession and students. Schools from all over the United States and around the world compete for this honor. Each year, the Program Excellence winners are recognized at the largest conference for Technology & Engineering Educators in the world. This year, the program at Gilford High School was recognized at the first general session of the conference where the award plaques and pins were presented.

Courtesy Gilford Steamer.

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