STEM students make presentation at DSCC
Tuesday night at Dyersburg State Community College, STEM students from both Northview and Three Oaks presented parents, DSCC staff, DCSS President Dr. Karen Bowyer, and all welcomed guests with a visual presentation of projects they have been working on since the beginning of the 2017-18 school year.
Present with students at the event, were STEM instructors Mike French and Jimmie Martin, as well as Northview principal Lynn Garner and Three Oaks principal Matt Stafford.
Students spent roughly one hour discussing a variety of engineering projects they had been engaged in such as the construction of robotic arms and cardboard kayaks, which were capable of withstanding roughly 200+ lbs when placed in water.
French and Martin say their students are currently learning a simplified version of the quadratic equation in order to learn more about calculating projection.
Teachers also emphasized that students in STEM classes were learning, not only engineering concepts, but those of teamwork and workplace safety.
Following the presentation, students illustrated some of their projects to the audience with a demonstration of a catapult and robotic arms.
Student presenters from Three Oaks Middle School included: Tyler Rogers, Reece Terry, Madilyn Kitchens, Mae Garner and Simon Mulliken.
Student presenters from Northview Middle School included: Aaron French, Taylor Cantrell, Shayla Hanson, Cambry Hollingsworth and Cole Horner.