GBS PLTW News

March 16, 2015

Welcome to the Glenbrook South High School Project Lead the Way Newsletter!

Welcome to the Glenbrook South High School Project Lead the Way Newsletter! This newsletter will share information about the engineering program at GBS, including highlights of student work, speakers, and events. Please visit our website for more information and follow us on Twitter @GBSEngineering.

Salesforce Foundation Makes Donation to Help STEM Initiatives!

Thank you to the Salesforce Foundation who recently donated $1,000 to help STEM initiatives at Glenbrook South! Salesforce is a global leader in cloud computing and customer relationship management. Thank you to Mr. Mike Jortberg, Director of Services at Salesforce and parent of Class of 2019 Matthew Jortberg, who was able to secure these funds for our program! Please contact Mr. Sinde or Mr. Duzan if you or your company would like to donate to the GBS Engineering program.

STEM Partnership Team Meeting

Thursday, April 9th, 6:30-8pm

Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, IL, United States

Are you a professional in the STEM industry? If so, please consider attending our next STEM Partnership Meeting. This partnership team is a way to provide direct feedback to teachers and students, guiding them to a different way of thinking and possibly solving problems. It is important to us that we provide a top notch, innovative, real-world engineering experience for students. If you attended our last meeting, please look for an evite which will be arriving shortly. Please contact Mr. Sinde or Mr. Duzan for more information.

STEM Learning Community Accepts Class of 2019!

Glenbrook South is excited to welcome members of the Class of 2019 to the STEM Learning Community! Thank you to all that applied and remember, anyone that did not get accepted is encouraged to sign up for PLTW classes to pursue your interest in engineering. Click here for more information about the STEM Learning Community.

STEM Learning Community Students working on their Optics Museum Project

GBS Project Lead the Way Optics Museum Time Lapse

Upcoming Course Topics

Students in Principles of Engineering Demonstrating Their Fluid Power Project

Engineering Fluid Power Project

Scholarships for PLTW Students!

Did you know that many colleges and universities offer scholarships for PLTW students? Students who have participated in PLTW in high school programs are eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship, renewable for four years (up to $4,000 total) at Bradley University. Click here for more information.

Class of 2018 William Sander

William Sander, class of 2018, is a member of the STEM Learning Community enrolled in Introduction to Engineering Design and Honors Physics. After school, William does STEM outreach and is a coach of the Science Olympiad team at Maple Middle School. William and his father are currently constructing an Arduino Materia 3D printer in their spare time. Please follow his blog to see the latest happenings with William!

Society of Women Engineers

New for the 2014-15 school year is the GBS chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). The Society of Women Engineers is a national organization that for more than six decades has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Click here for more information about SWE.

GBS Engineering Alumni

GBS Class of 2014 graduate Charlie Castelli is currently enrolled in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan and is interested in majoring in mechanical engineering. Charlie is taking classes in multivariable calculus, solid mechanics, and aerospace engineering. While at GBS, Charlie took Computer Aided Drafting, Engineering Physics, as well as PLTW Principles of Engineering. In addition to these courses, Charlie was selected as the 2014 Engineering Student of the Year, 2013 Glenview Youth of the Year, was the Vice President of Interact Service club and was a head lifeguard at Apache Day Camp in Northbrook. Charlie is currently looking for an internship for the summer of 2015. Please feel free to contact him directly with any and all opportunities.

Recommended Website

Are you looking for a fun hands-on project to work on? If so, consider buying a project from Brown Dog Gadgets. These make great gifts for engineering students and fun for the whole family.