During the month of February, Timberline 8th graders who had met their first semester GPA goals got to attend a 9th grade Explorations in STEM class at Skyline High School. The class was in the middle of an architectural engineering home design project led by a Ph.D. student from CU-Boulder. Students were excited to see that Skyline High School also has engineering fellows from the CU TEAMS program. The project was interesting for students to see because it involved using many tools to do woodwork, drawing using Solidworks, and solving interesting math problems.
University of Colorado College of Engineering students have partnered with Timberline's 4th-8th grade science teachers to bring engineering activities into the classroom and to expose students to the opportunities and careers available with an engineering degree. Most recently, the engineering fellow paired with our 6th grade classrooms was able to integrate science, engineering, and math in a mining activity to demonstrate how our natural resources get depleted.