2014 Westar STEM Curriculum Innovation Awards were recognized during the KASB 97th Annual Conference the first weekend in December.
CLICK HERE to see a list of all 2014 award applicants.
Physics for All Students: Building a Bridge into STEM Careers
Wichita USD 259 | Hannah Kelderman, Science Department Chair | Wichita North High School
All students are now required to take biology, chemistry and physics at Wichita North High school. The school plans to use the CPO Science Lab Data Collection Starter Kit as a part of the curriculum to help teach real-world applications to non-traditional physics students. One of the goals is to help guide students into considering STEM careers.
Wichita USD 259 staff member Hannah Kelderman presented a breakout session during the annual conference on the project.
Parsons USD 503 | Bryan Walker, Student; Bruce Rea, Drafting and Design | Parsons High School
HUMVEE - Electric Humvee Charging Port
This is the next phase in a project started eight years ago. Students designed, engineered and constructed a three-fourths scale Humvee that uses only renewable energy to operate. The idea for a car-port style charger is now ready to go from concept to fully operational using solar panels as the renewable energy source.
The Humvee made for quite a display at the 2014 Conference!