Dr. Lily McNair, 8th President of Tuskegee University visited the BUILDERS Academy to learn about our students' progress. The students were thrilled to have her visit and were extremely excited to talk to her about their prototypes!
Shortly after students' arrived at the Academy, they worked in teams to create a sound-proof box that could muffle the sound of their cell phone. This year, they had a limited selection of materials and a standard-sized box. Students got very creative! As an added bonus, teachers created their own team and "competed against the students." The teacher team got very close to 0 dB leaking out of their box, but a student team got below 1 dB and took the lead! It was a great ice-breaking activity that set the tone for the rest of the Academy.