West Point Center for STEM Education, CSE, with STEM Workshop AIAD Cadets Conduct Outreach with The Tiger Woods Foundation
14-18 July 2014: Cadets Peter Desimone, Spencer Collazos, Lauren Scales, Christal Theriot and Gabriela Barrera Gutierrez working with the West Point Center for STEM Education Director for CSE, Ms. Cathy Bale, and traveled Los Angeles, California to conduct a week long STEM Workshop with a 75 high school students. The STEM Outreach was held at the Tiger Woods Learning Center. During the week-long event, Cadets mentored the students as they designed virtual bridges used the West Point Bridge Designer, interpreted construction plans to build standard bridges with K’NEX sets, learned about cantilever bridges, and ethics. The cadets also have the opportunity to discuss cadet life, their West Point experience and the importance of STEM education with the students.
Tiger Woods STEM WorkshopWest Point Center for STEM Education, CSE, with STEM Workshop AIAD Cadets Conduct Outreach with The Tiger Woods Foundation: 9-14 June 2014: Cadets Austin Wilding, Thomas Matty, Marco Zamora, Brian Harvey, Joshua Simpkins and 2LT’s Megan Coley and Hyangshim Kwak working with the West Point Center for STEM Education Director for CSE, Ms. Cathy Bale, traveled Los Angeles, California to conduct a week long STEM Workshop with a 120 5th grade students. The STEM Outreach is being held at the Tiger Woods Learning Center. During the week-long event, Cadets are mentoring the students as they design virtual bridges using the West Point Bridge Designer, interpret construction plans to build standard bridges with K’NEX sets, learning about cantilever bridges, flight and fitness USMA style. The cadets also have the opportunity to discuss cadet life, their West Point experience and the importance of STEM education with the students.
The West Point Center for STEM Education (CSE) hosted a booth at USA Science and Engineering Festival on 26-27 April 2014
Faculty members and cadets demonstrated the West Point Bridge Designer software and handed out information about West Point to students attending the festival at the convention center in Washington, DC. More than 150 thousand people attended the festival. Faculty included the Director of CSE, Catherine Bale, BG (Ret.) Stephen Ressler, Lori Sheetz of the Network Science Center and cadets, Simon Fraser, Jennifer Alonso and Megan Coley.
CSE and the Civil & Military Engineering Club supported the White Plains Annual Engineering Expo on Sunday, March 30th
Six cadets from the Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering and one cadet from the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering presented at the event with models of K’Nex sets for bridge building competitions and twelve workstations for the West Point Bridge Designer program. Hundreds of parents with their middle and high school students cycled through West Point’s station (one of the largest at the expo). Cadets aptly answered questions about the admissions process to West Point, what life is like as a Cadet, how they enjoyed studying engineering, and what they hope to accomplish in their future Army career. The event was a huge success; the Cadets received numerous accolades from those present on their fun and hands-on exhibits as well as their ability to inspire these young students!
The West Point Center for STEM Education (CSE) hosted a booth at the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering, San Diego, CA on 22 March 2014
Cadets and faculty members demonstrated the West Point Bridge Designer software and handed out information about West Point to students attending the festival at PETCO Park. More than 23 thousand students attended the festival and more than 2,500 students interacted with cadets and faculty members at the CSE booth. Faculty included the Director of CSE, Catherine Bale, MAJ Steven Elgan and cadets, Simon Fraser, Joe Cotton and Megan Coley.
STEM for Girls Workshop
More than 80 students from the tri-state area participated in a full day workshop on 8 March 2014 at the United States Military Academy.
Academy faculty and cadet mentors engaged the students with exciting hands-on learning modules to include designing robots, 3-D modeling, building bridges, learning about Physics and Chemistry and designing engines.
The purpose of this high technology, interactive workshop is to encourage girls to stay engaged in STEM, to introduce students to the United States Military Academy and to provide them with a realistic, engaging introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics designed to encourage them to continue to pursue these areas academically and professionally.
“We wanted you to know that our daughter, Sydney, loved the STEM workshops. She was amazed at how it opened her eyes to an interest that she did not know that she had! We signed her up because we knew she would love it, and it did not disappoint. Thank you very much for the opportunity and we look forward to more STEM events in the future. Please keep Sydney in mind when opportunities such as these become available within your program and beyond.”
Jen and Larry Decker
West Point Center for STEM Education, Conducts STEM Outreach with The Tiger Woods Center at McKinley High School in Washington, D.C. on Saturday 2 November 2013:
Cadets and faculty members traveled to Washington, D.C. to conduct a STEM Outreach Workshop for more than 190 7th-12th grade students on Saturday. C&ME Cadets Angela Bapp ‘15, Kendall Hamm ’15 and GENE Cadets Jaun Rivera ’15 and Sallena Samuel, ’14, Geography and Environmental Engineering Professor, COL Steve Fleming and CSE Director of Outreach, Cathy Bale, conducted a workshop at McKinley High School. The event was sponsor by The Tiger Woods Foundation, a non-profit organization whose aim is to provide educational programs and training to underrepresented minorities. During the daylong event, Cadets mentored the students as they learned about – GPS and Surveying, Overhead Remote Sensing and Stereo Viewing (stereoscopes and anaglyphs), and Terrestrial Imaging (Immersive Imagery and Geo-tagging Smart-Phones. During the Exposition students also learned how to use the Bridge Designer Software and how to register for the qualifying contest which begins in January. The cadets also had an opportunity to discuss cadet life, their West Point experience and the importance of STEM education with the students.
2013 Black Knight Alley Outreach
Cadets Jennifer Alanso and Simon Fraser spent the afternoon teaching students how to use the West Point Bridge Designer and talking about CSE programs at the Eastern Michigan game on October 12, 2013.
2013 Chicago Upward Bound Workshop
The West Point Center for STEM Education and Chicago's Upward Bound program sponsored a workshop September 28, 2013 at the University of Chicago. West Point cadets and faculty members spent Saturday teaching students about physics, robotics, photography and bridge design.
LTC (Res) Kevin Knuuti shows students Students learn about STEM & photography. Cadet Jason Ko demonstrates physics.
how to use the Bridge Designer Software.
2013 West Point Bridge Contest Winners
ASCE Director Jim O'Brien and COL Stephen Ressler
pictured with 2013 Bridge Contest winners Aniket Zinzuwadia and Brady Ingersoll
West Point Bridge Design Contest 2012
West Point Bridge Design Contest 2012 Finalists
The West Point Elementary School STEM Day
MAJ Kathryn Purchase demonstrates tension and compression