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.
This incredible group of students from Phenix City's Central High School showcased the prototypes they developed as part of the 2017 BUILDERS Academy
Applications are open for the 2018 BUILDERS Academy!
It has been a long hiatus for us, but the BUILDERS Academy is gearing up to start again for 2018! We will be posting updates on our student BUILDERS from 2017 soon. They have been working through the year in completing their prototypes and will be ready to showcase them to world soon. A handful of them will return as mentors for the 2018 campers.
Student applications are due April 30, 2018.
Participating teacher have already been selected, and they went through the camp training workshop earlier this week. They had fun anticipating what their students will do during camp. Here they are, proudly showing their cardboard, tape, and garbage bag briefcase prototypes!