ADDING TANGIBILITY TO THE INTANGIBLE
As if our research hasn't been exciting enough, last Friday was Engineer's Day at NPHS. The entire Engineering Academy took a break from normal class scheduling to have the opportunity to talk to real engineering students and graduates. It was useful to get a chance to speak to real professionals of the engineering field. We attended lectures, participated in activities, and reinforced tenants of engineering we all heard on a daily basis. They encouraged us to "Dream Big" in the face of the world's immense possibilities, but also mentioned the Engineer's commitment to the improvement of society as a whole. This made me think of the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges, and our own VR research. The difference we would make would be the advancement of personal learning through the use of virtual reality. It was helpful to be refocused on the true purpose of our research.
In other news, all EDD students received a letter of recognition from Senator Mensch. It is an honor to be acknowledged for our hard work.
I also found a video of Bill Gates talking about the Engineering Grand Challenges, which is included below...
Here is a link to the Knight Crier's article of Senator Mensch's visit: