FREE SPARCS – She Discovers IoT on Feb. 23: Calling all high school sisters in technology. Are you interested in learning how your toaster could text you when your pop tarts are ready? Or, how smart technology can be used to customize your bedroom lights, sounds, imagery, and temperature, to suit your mood and interests? These are just a few of the possibilities when devices are connected to the Internet of Things – a giant network of connected things and people. Worldwide, by 2020 it’s estimated that there will be over 26 billion IoT devices installed to improve people’s lives. Imagine the fun and excitement….and the job possibilities! Snacks, beverages, and lunch will be provided. When: Saturday, Feb. 23 8:45am – 3:30 pm. Where: MN State – IT Center of Excellence, 1280 Energy Park Lane, St. Paul. To Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SPARCS-IoT-2-23-19 Registration deadline is February 15, or until event fills. Contact Mr. Lynch if you get in and need a ride to the event.
Leidos Corporation Field Trip: Postponed to May from 8:20 am – 12:36 pm. Explore careers related to the development of air traffic control systems. Many of the professionals who work at Leidos focus on computer programming but not all of them. Leidos hires an AVHS senior for a summer internship every summer IF they have taken AP Computer Science. Keep that in mind for the future.
Thomson Reuters Job Shadow Field Trip: May 23 from 8:15 – 1:30 pm. Explore a wide variety of computer careers through job shadow experiences. 9 spots open. The rest of the 25 slots are designated for AP Computer Science course students. SIGN UP HERE
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.