It's been a while since my last post...I have to admit that I have found it challenging to fit the FordPAS Engineering curriculum as well as all the projects into one trimester at Adair County High School! The next big event for ETCA Juniors (Gamma class) is a trip to the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, KY! I get to visit my old stomping grounds and give the tour. Some LWC students will be going with us to the plant this time. The LWC students are venturing out into the manufacturing world to better understand labor relations...the union/management relationship. This was one of the main reasons (probably the only reason really) that I left General Motors. I have spoken to these students as a guest speaker on what it was like to work in that environment on a daily basis. I hope everyone learns something that benefits their futures on Monday!
The Engineering class will come to a conclusion on the first week of November. I can't believe how time has flown! We have two fun projects to complete in the curriculum in a few short weeks....the Lego Activity (operator instructions and technical writing) and the Clay Pot Disaster (Reverse Engineering a failure to figure out what happened). I love these two projects!
When we are not working on these projects, we will be making our first batch of biodiesel with the drywash system installed.
The ETCA Engineering class joins forces with the ACHS Science Club and agree to work together on recycling at ACHS! Enjoy some pictures and captions in the slideshow below!
Our own Stefanie Tarter, who teaches the Academy's Intro to Energy Class, is the host of the new Lindsey Wilson College Magazine (TV show) that airs every Monday for a month at a time. There are a few shots in the slideshow below that documents LWC's Communications Department filming the ETCA students in action!
Enough for now!