The ACE team at Stratford STEM kicked off our year with some team building exercises. We worked together to “cross the Cumberland River”.
We also cracked the code to launch the UFO auto pilot back to earth by lining up in birthday order without using our voices. To embrace the challenges, lines of communication and problem solving strategies were developed between mentors and students. We will use these new found connections to develop an awesome project this year!
Cane Ridge High School ACE teams
The Aces – are beginning the research on our theme of ” Resilient”. These students have completed their interviews for project positions within their class that they will hold throughout the year while working on their project. While the After Aces ( afternoon program) team has completed a scavenger hunt around the school to open their eyes up to particular construction details are required or their school has. Those students have research the theme “Resilient” and Resilience” and found it was much more hard work than anticipated in developing ideas for a project of interest.
MLK Students visited the new Bridgestone Americas headquarters downtown and rode the buckhoist up to level 15. After learning about the pour sequence and the process of shoring and reshoring, the students each took home a bag of concrete mix and were challenged to create something that was lasting and had a function. They each tried their hand at pouring a small widget—and in doing so, learned the importance of form release!
This week the team visited HCA where Greg Stein explained how hospitals have to remain online and maintain critical systems despite whatever disasters may strike. It was great for the students to understand “resilience” through this lens of the largest healthcare owner and operator in the country. As they left that meeting, they were challenged with finding and sketching a place in Nashville that has endured and adapted to thrive despite adversity.