June 2016

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STEM Program Growing

A growing number of participants enjoyed hands-on learning last week during the Second Annual Advanced Manufacturing STEM Academy. Cleveland State Community College's Athens Campus hosted 32 students - 26 from McMinn County and six from Meigs County, ranging from incoming sixth graders to high school seniors - during the Academy, which held a special graduation ceremony...

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Kaylee Hensley – Featured VW Mechatronics Student

Kaylee Hensley, an upcoming junior from Ooltewah High School, was selected by her CTE advisor for the Volkswagen Mechatronics Camp because of her talent and passion for welding.  Twenty-six students were selected to participate in the camp, but Kaylee is the only student who attended from Ooltewah. She is enjoying meeting her new peers because...

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VW Mechatronics Akademie

Opportunity Awaits The Mechatronics Summer Camp at the Volkswagen Akademie provided a unique learning experience where students are able to discover and highlight their strengths.  The camp’s activities emphasized aspects of physics, robotics, and mechatronics.  The camp’s leaders have developed activities designed to educate students in teambuilding and following instructions, which will make the students a...

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STEAM Camp students take products from idea to finished item

Thirteen local high school students recently completed a new STEAM Camp put on through a partnership between Bradley County Schools and Cleveland State Community College. Students took part in various hands-on activities to learn about the STEAM subjects — science, technology, engineering, art and math. For their final project, they created mock-ups of art sculptures which may be displayed...