E3 STEM field trip policy: In order to go on a field trip, an E3 STEM student must be passing (D- or higher) all of their current AVHS classes 24 hours before the field trip departure time. Once a student is placed on the “ineligible for field trips” list, they need to speak with a member of the E3 STEM staff to be removed from the list. The staff member will have a brief conversation with the student and also check their current grades on Schoology.
SFM Mutual Insurance Company Field Trip: December 12 (9:15 am – 12:30 pm). Attend this field trip to explore a wide variety of careers in the insurance industry. These include information services, analytics, actuarial, software development and quality assurance to name a few. Sign up HERE by Dec. 8.
Students attending this field trip will need to fill out this photo/video release for SFM, as they will be taking photos of this great event for their company newsletter and social media.
9:50 – 10:00 AM – Students arrive and are taken to the main training room
10:00 AM – Opening greeting and remarks on careers and what it takes to be successful (Dave Kaiser)
10:10 AM – Introduction of the three tracks offered for students to visit. Each track with take 30 minutes
Track one – IS Operations
Track two – Analytics and Actuarial
Track three – Software development and QA
10:15 AM – First track sessions start
10:45 AM – First track sessions end
10:50 AM – Second track sessions start
11:20 AM – Second track sessions end
11:25 AM – Closing comments and any questions (Dave Kaiser)
11:35 AM – Lunch with students and IS staff (Broadway Pizza)
Noon – Students depart
SPARCSdoesMicrosoft: Thursday, December 14 (8:30 am – 1:30 pm) at Microsoft in Edina, MN. Lunch is included. This activity is ‘rock-in’ fun, educational, and a great way to network with other students and professional women bit by the technology bug. Microsoft sure knows how to put on special event for aspiring technologists. You need to register in TWO places in order to attend:
- Register with SPARCS HERE by December 5th.
- Fill out the permission form with E3 STEM HERE so that you are included in our count for the bus after you’ve registered with SPARCS.
You’ll discover the newly remodeled innovation spaces doing hands-on activities:
- Data Analysis/Hands on Lab: Hands-on lab where you will learn the basics of how to access and present data from the Web and other locations using Microsoft Power BI.
- The Factory/Alley :Tour of how the internet of things and cloud computing applies to modern business
- Mixed reality/Artificial intelligence: Mixed Reality allows and enables creators, designers and developers to blend the physical world with digital content. In this session, you’ll see how Microsoft is working to make mixed reality part of everyday computing experiences.
- “Do You Hear Voices”: Are the voices in your head holding you back? Ensure the voices you hear, and the voice you use empowers you forward!
- MentorMash: Engage with female IT professionals to learn more about their work, their education and career path, and why they just love tech! Brought to you by Girls in Tech – Twin Cities.
Career Fair for IHCC/DCTC – IT, Engineering, & Business: February 6, 2018 (2:50-4:10; for those students needing a ride home, Mr. Lynch can drop you off in the school van after the group returns to AVHS). Meet with employers who are recruiting for internships and employment associated with Engineering, IT, and all Business-related areas. Free for students, veterans and the public.
Sign up for this field trip here. Deadline to sign up is Feb. 4.