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Now I can salute at Girl Scouts!

Thank you to EIGERlab’s Center for Product Development! Not unlike other precocious first graders, Raegan Reynolds has a smile that lights up a room with her mesmerizing blue eyes. What makes Raegan ever so slightly different from her peers is her birth defect—her right hand did not fully develop. Raegan’s parents, Katie and Scott, have been pursuing all avenues in order to help Raegan with her challenge. “Insurance pays for only one prosthetic over the course of a lifetime, and we agreed that decision should be made by Raegan when she is an...

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FIRST Robotics

This year GHS is in its rookie year of FIRST Tech Challenge, an after school robotics program where students design, build and program an 18 inch cubed robot to compete in a game like challenge. This year’s challenge is to design a robot that can pick up two various sized wiffle style balls and drop them into cylinders at various heights. The RoboVikings meet every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 4-6 pm. Business partners interested in playing with robots and helping our students with mechanical, electrical or Labview programming are...

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Winnebago High School Robotics Team Tours NASA Robotics Facility in Texas

Winnebago, IL.; November 10, 2014 – Last July, Scott Rippetoe, coach of Texas Torque Robotics Team, issued a half-joking invitation to Scott Hill, coach of Winnovation Robotics Team, to compete at their off-season competition in Houston on November 8. Little did anyone know that quick note would turn into an amazing trip for 19 high school students. Both Winnovation and Texas Torque participate in FIRST’s high school robotics programs which are designed to show students that science, technology, and problem-solving are not only fun and...

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EMITT Takes Flight

Another story from Guilford’s EMITT Newsletter: Students at GHS are able to have a direct path into the aviation field through a partnership with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. This year’s class focuses on the different parts of a plane and how each part relates to the flight process. Next year students will focus on unmanned aircraft. Student Abby Lee said, “This class has opened up a lot of opportunities in showing me what kind of jobs are in aviation and what I can do in the field.” Flight instructor Suadad Alazzawi stated...

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Engineering…. Leading the Way

The third story from Guilford’s EMITT Newsletter: This year, students at Guilford High School have been engaged in a new engineering program taught by Craig Corcoran. The program includes Project Lead the Way, as well as an Exploring Engineering class. Students now have the opportunity to delve into the principles of several types of engineering, while engaging in problem-based learning and adapting principles into real world solutions. These classes allow students to explore the endless possibilities that engineering allows, along with...

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got woods?

The second story from Guilford’s EMIT Academy Fall 2014 Newsletter: On the heels of Guilford High School’s 50th anniversary celebration, many new construction projects are taking shape. For the past two decades the space designed for Industrial Arts in the original blueprints for Guilford High School have been used by our athletic teams and our physical education classes because there were no Industrial Arts courses offered at Guilford High School. That has changed with the addition of the EMITT Academy! Mark Anderson and Todd Neiber...

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Build It…. And They Will Come

Here is the first story from RPS 205 Engineering, Manufacturing, Industrial Trades and Technology (EMITT) Academy of Guilford’s Fall 2014 Newsletter Converting a weight room to a wood shop was not an easy process but that didn’t stop community partner John Ekberg from Circle Boring. Thanks to John’s passion and enthusiasm for providing meaningful hands on experiences for students in the field of Industrial Arts, Guilford was the proud recipient of multiple “Shopfest” experiences. At Shopfest, community volunteers from across the city...

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