Saturday, February 27, 2010

St.Clare's of Staten Island Holds Public Forum on Smart Moves Research

Hi Norm,
St. Clare's School held a public forum at its Great Kills (Staten Island) school in late January to present its Smart Move research to the community. Below is a link to an article on the FLL team's segment that appeared in the Staten Island Advance. The event drew over 200 guests and featured a special guest speaker, Mary Mattingly from the Waterpod Project.
Our four FLL teams focused on transportation options for our school, ranging from a bike program for older students, to cars with hybrid or air compression engines, and solar-powered buses with improved seat belts. The story deals exclusively with the bike proposal but each team focused on a specific idea.
We also had our new Jr. FLL teams there (eight teams) showing all kinds of projects like solar powered kiddie cars, tree houses that could accommodate special needs children, new safety features for ferries, special emergency devices to help people exit from buildings on fire, and more.
Our older FTC students were helping oversee the younger teams for me and assisting with all technical aspects of the presentation. It was a true collaborative effort!
Here is the link to the story:

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