GBS PLTW News

December 20, 2014

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

Welcome to the inaugural 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.

Hour of Code!

GBS Engineering students participated in the Hour of Code during December 8 - 14, 2014. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. This event was started to provide more students with the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. Click here for more information.

Guest Speaker in the STEM Learning Community

On Tuesday, December 9th, Mike Jortberg (parent of a PLTW student) volunteered to speak with members of the STEM Learning Community and help with a coding activity with arduino boards. Mike is the Director of Services for Salesforce, a leader in CRM (Customer Relationship Management) products. Click here for more information about Salesforce.

A sneak peek into a Principles of Engineering class

Time Lapse of GBS Project Lead the Way

Upcoming Course Topics

STEM Learning Community - Application Now Available.

Do you know an 8th grader that will be attending Glenbrook South during the 2015-16 school year? The application window for the 2015-16 school year is now open. The application deadline is February 1, 2015. Click here for more information.
GBS Connects 2015 - sign up now to secure your spot!

Share your career with our students by volunteering to speak at GBS Connects 2015!

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 $3,000 scholarship, renewable for four years (up to $12,000 total) at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Click here for more information.

Class of 2016 Kayli Fradin

Kayli Fradin, class of 2016, is currently enrolled in Principles of Engineering after taking Introduction to Engineering as a sophomore. Kayli has helped start a chapter of the Society of Women Engineers at GBS and hopes to become a chemical engineer. Please follow her blog and twitter to see the latest happenings with Kayli!

Engineering Club

Engineering club will be competing at the Niles 219 Skyrise VEX Robotics Tournament on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Click here for more information.

GBS Engineering Alumni

GBS Class of 2014 graduate Max Leiser is currently enrolled in the College of Engineering at Purdue University and majoring in mechanical engineering. While at GBS, Max took Introduction to Engineering Design, Engineering Physics, as well as Woods I - III. In additional these courses, Max completed a Senior Project while restoring a 1978 Camaro Z28. Max 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 over the holidays? Check out Instructables for do it yourself projects with complete directions and supply lists.

Looking for a Last Minute Gift

Are you looking for a last minute gift for the holidays? If so, consider buying an arduino board. These make great gifts for engineering students and can be found locally at Radioshack or at the following links.