In SVVSD's first annual District Design Challenge, Skyline took first prize in the "Skillful Practitioners" category with their team of four - Cara Luchies, Marie Kaufman, Ryan Johnson, and Amanda Giuliani.
9th-11th grade STEM Academy students were treated to a guest speaker last week. Olivier Brousse with 3d Vista took the time out of his busy schedule to teach our students about drones. He taught them about what components are necessary, what sensors are present and how they work, how Newton's 3rd law applies to their flight, and different applications of drones (search and rescue, aerial imaging, structural analysis, etc.). Students were excited for the opportunity to learn about this cutting-edge technology!
Skyline High School was excited to show off what they are doing in the classroom on a daily basis to folks from around the state through the Colorado Education Initiative Seeing is Believing tour. Shifting the focus from the teacher to the student is something the STEM Academy prides itself on, with students constantly applying their science and math knowledge to projects they create. When the group came through at Skyline, they were impressed with the freshmen STEM students working on an aerial observation project, biology students creating prototypes to remove excess atm
In December, Skyline was honored to host Senator Bennet. He toured our school and our students impressed him with the work they are doing! See below for the article from the Times Call, posted on December 21, 2015.
On June 4th, Innovation Center staff were invited to appear on local radio station KGNU's "It's the Economy" segment to highlight our STEM journey and experiences. Host of the show, Maeve Conran, asked insightful questions and sparked excellent discussion around where we've been and where we want to go. Guests on the show included Jeff Lund (Instructional Program Consultant), Becky Peters (Program Manager), LaJessie Dinh (recent graduate of Skyline's STEM academy and Innovation Center student worker), and Samuel Narvaez (current student at Skyline High School).