10th Annual College and Career EXPO
Chester County Futures Annual College and Career EXPO was held on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Cabrini University. Over 250 students from Oxford, Kennett Square, Coatesville, and Phoenixville middle and high schools attended the jam-packed day.
On August 2, over 200 students gathered at Cabrini University for Chester County Futures' 10th Annual College and Career Expo.
Key Statistics from the Expo. Students:
- Toured 1 College Campus
- Met 18 Career Representatives
- Engaged with 43 College Representatives
- Attended 10 Career and Life Skills workshops
- Worked with 16 Volunteer Chaperones
Thank you to the Hannah Leigh Robb Foundation for sponsoring the Annual Expo and to Cabrini University for hosting this incredible day!
Lockheed Martin Camp
Our Futures AHEAD middle school students attended a two-day workshop on August 4th and 5th facilitated by six incredibly talented Lockheed Martin staff. The goals of this enrichment camp were for the students to brainstorm, design, and build a functioning stomp rocket! At Delaware County Community College campus in Downingtown, students were split into 6 groups along with a staff member from Lockheed Martin and CCF. Students began brainstorming their ideas about how to best build a stomp rocket.
Students and staff built prototypes of their rockets and made revisions as necessary. After two days of hard work, the student groups presented to the ERB (the Engineering Review Board). Each student explained their critical role to the development of the rocket. Students then had to face an array of questions from the ERB, such as why their rockets would launch at such an angle, why the rocket had “x” number of wings, what was the best and hardest part about working in a group, among other topics.
Rounding out the two-day camp, students and staff headed outside to display their creations. Each group took a turn as one student held the rocket in place and another stomped to blast it off! Every rocket designed by a student group took flight! The students were extremely proud of their creations and were very excited and grateful for working so closely with Lockheed Martin staff.
This enrichment camp focused not only on designing a rocket, but also on creativity, collaboration and caring about their work and their teammates. It was a great test for our middle school students to get real-world experience! Thanks to Lockheed Martin for their guidance, expertise, and volunteerism.
“We are so grateful to Lockheed Martin and DCCC for helping us create this exciting learning opportunity for our middle school students. The students remained fully engaged throughout the two days, not only learning how to build a stomp rocket, but also about the many educational and career opportunities in the engineering field.” -Marjorie Conner Dawkins, Student Programs Manager
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