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Friday, June 1, 2012

Yesterday's first ever Engineering Symposium at Frisch

June 1, 2012 
Dear Parents,

What an amazing event we had yesterday at Frisch!  The excitement and enthusiasm of all the students was evident as Frisch held the first ever Engineering Symposium. Attended by over 100 students and faculty from five area schools, this event was the culmination of our science engineering elective. Here are pictures from the event: SciTech Engineering Conference at Frisch

Throughout the year, the passion and energy of the students could be witnessed daily in our engineering lab as students worked diligently in teams under the able guidance of Mrs. Rifkie Silverman to acquire the skills and conceptual understanding of what it means to be an engineer.  This elective course, which was supported by the Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education, will be offered to both 9th and 10th graders next year.

As is always the case, our students can best describe what the year was like for them.  Below is an excerpt from an article written by Benjamin Glass (’14).

“Over the course of this year, I have gained an immeasurable amount from our class. At the start of the year, programming was an enigma to me, and potentiometer was a term from science fiction. Today, the secrets of these terms are open to me. Our work in class with Arduino microprocessors has led me to begin learning JAVA on my own, and I will be taking a class in C programming this summer at Columbia. From the students of the Frisch engineering class: a hearty thanks to Mrs. Silverman, who put her all into directing us throughout the year, and to Dr. Furman who helped get the engineering class off the ground along with Mrs. Silverman”

As they say, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Below please enjoy this exceptional videography produced by our budding young filmmaker as well as a member of the engineering class, Tamar  Palgon ('14).

I am looking forward to continued science exploration with your children next year.

-Dr. Mindy Furman
Chair – Science Department

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