ENGINEERING ACADEMY Weekly Updates

Week of April 12, 2021

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Engineering Academy Career Fair (Enrichment Credit Offer)

Saturday, April 17th, 9am

This is an online event.

Saturday, April 17, 2021, 9am-12pm, Zoom.

· For each 30-minute time slot, attendees may choose which presentation (A, B, or C) that they want to listen to. Each group will have a different Zoom link, and attendees may move around freely using these links.

· Each 30-minute session will include a 15-minute presentation, 10-minute Q&A, and 5-minute break.


· Academy students: For every 3 sessions you actively listen to and participate in (Q&A), you can earn one enrichment credit, for up to 2 credits.

All students, parents, educators, and professionals are welcome to attend, not just Academy members!
Find the speaker schedule and bios here.


CLICK HERE to SGIN UP


CLICK HERE for More Details

April 13 Engineering Academy Meeting has been canceled.

SPRING SEMESTER EXAM EXEMPTION CRITERIA 2021(Click PDF form below for more details)

Student's Spotlight

We would like to start highlighting our outstanding Academy students and their accomplishments in and outside of school. If your student has won an award, received a scholarship, participated in a competitive summer program, etc. please submit this Google Form. We will post your student's accomplishment in/on the varies academy social media platforms and they may be featured in other community publication.

CLICK HERE FOR FORM

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Enrichments

When you have completed your enrichment activities, fill out the academies enrichment form and upload to your class school course. If you have not join the course the course code is below.


Schoology Codes


Class of 2021- 42F32-3KMG7

Class of 2022 - TS63D-BX5CP

Class of 2023 - 65X8-HWNW-KJF7M

Class of 2024 - NQK8-BJ8F-KHGC3

Online Building Valuable Skill Set for Life

Lifehack believes in skills that multiply your time, energy and overall quality of life.

In this rapid changing world, traditional education skills just don’t cut it anymore. You can’t afford to take years learning a skill you’ll never really practice. below are the three free courses which aim to train some of the Core Life Multipliers including:

These are cross functional skills that work across many aspects of life.


https://www.lifehack.org/free-classes

FREE CyberSecurity Training opportunity for US high school students - Sponsored by SANS

It’s a fast, fun, free way to accelerate cybersecurity skills -> It’s open

to all high school students of all abilities in the US -> Students can qualify for the National Cyber Scholarship Competition through the program – a life-changing opportunity -> No prior experience is necessary -> It teaches invaluable industry skills such as Python coding, networking and forensics -> Everything is taught via a fun gamified environment -> It’s a collaborative, sociable platform with an encouraging, community feel

Timeline of CyberStart America

· October 30th – Registration Opened for CSA

· March 8th, 2021 – Cut-off date to qualify for the National Cyber Scholarship Competition through CyberStart Game – participants need to complete at least 20% of Game to qualify.

· April 4th – CyberStart Game Closes

· April 5th-6th – National Cyber Scholarship Competition

· May 18th – National Cyber Scholarship winners announced.

Stanford Engineering Everywhere (SEE

Stanford Engineering Everywhere (SEE) expands the Stanford experience to students and educators online and at no charge. A computer and an Internet connection are all you need. The SEE course portfolio includes one of Stanford's most popular sequences: the three-course Introduction to Computer Science, taken by the majority of Stanford’s undergraduates, as well as more advanced courses in artificial intelligence and electrical engineering.

· View complete lecture videos via streaming or downloaded media—anytime, anywhere—on your PC, Mac or mobile device.

· Access full course materials including syllabi, handouts, homework, and exams.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE...

Online Enrichment Through Alison

You can select the topic you want to learn about. Email me the course link and name for approval before you take it. These are free courses, DO NOT PAY for anything. Take a picture of the screen when you complete the course as your evidence. Insert the picture into the enrichment form https://alison.com/courses/science

Online Enrichment Through EdX

You can select the topic you want to learn about. Email me the course link and name for approval before you take it. These are free courses, DO NOT PAY for anything. Take a picture of the screen when you complete the course as your evidence. Insert the picture into the enrichment form https://www.edx.org/

Private Frontier Student Contest

Our new contests have launched! Inspired by SpaceX, this year's contest topic has students examining the relationship between entrepreneurship & innovation — $20,000 in cash prizes.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE...

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ATTENTION 9TH GRADERS YES Volunteer Application

if you have not turn in an Elkins YES Volunteer Application please submit one to Ms. Andrea Adam at ANDREA.ADAMS@FORTBENDISD.COM.

REQUIRED YES HOURS FOR SENIORS

Seniors, please remember to complete your hours. You will need 70 hours for completing your YES hours requirement.

Create a Card for Hope Kit


DESCRIPTION

Spread smiles by sharing your art or a few words of encouragement. Small cards made of a half-sheet of folded construction paper are inserted in our Hope Kits. Each card features a drawing or a quick positive message. Create hope by creating cards for kits!


ITEMS NEEDED

1. Construction paper or similarly colored paper / card stock

2. Markers or crayons


NEXT STEPS

Make as many cards as you can according to the instructions. When finished, mail your cards to Hope and Comfort, 659 Highland Ave (rear lower level), Needham, MA 02494. For questions, contact Abby MacDonald at amacdonald@hopeandcomfort.org.

WEBSITE http://www.hopeandcomfort.org


*4 cards = 1 hours of volunteering, Max hours you may earned on this activity is 3 hours or 12 cards. Email a picture of your cards and volunteer form to Ms. MacDonald @ amacdonald@hopeandcomfort.org for a signature.

Zooniverse

Zooniverse is a platform for people-powered research that literally wouldn’t be possible (or practical) without the help of online volunteers. Spend as much or as little time as you’d like identifying endangered animals, classifying galaxy systems, or transcribing Shakespearean manuscripts.


How Submit Your Hours


For every 25 classifications you completed is equal to 1 volunteer hours. Email your volunteer form to me. Make sure to include a screen shot of your total classification you have completed on the Zooniverse website.


CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

InterSTEM

InterSTEM is a wonderful opportunity for students of all ages to get involved in various aspects of STEM! Working with high school students across the world to create podcasts, write blog articles, and host STEM contests has been an incredible experience and taught me so many valuable lessons that will definitely benefit me in the future!


Writer, editor, and tutor descriptions can be found here, as well as the google forms for their applications:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Kp_jwOB4-atOrkaAN5D7PrRk8IH-ILIcBimL6a5ldEo/edit?usp=sharing


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1H-HTTJ1VaVKJ0ZVfNHQk19c5RvicrmVXsqgv5oJjfRw/edit?usp=sharing



https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oRL_mUwCYcxBWDjPCFXJvfunGMCzdk49yenxWUeqjk8/edit?usp=sharing

BookShare

BookShare.Org offers thousands of books to people with reading disabilities. As an online volunteer you can either scan books to be added to the collection or edit books that have been scanned.

Create a Short Video Promoting the Engineering Academy

Promote your academy while earning volunteer hours!


Create a 30 second - 1 minute video/advertisement that encourages Middle School students and their parents to apply to the Engineering Academy.


The 30 second advertisement needs to include:


  • Your favorite thing about the academy
  • What you have got out of being in the academy
  • What events, enrichments, and/or volunteer opportunities have you enjoyed (or what has 'spoken' to you)
  • Why you would recommend joining the academy


Remember any images, sounds, or songs you use must fall under the fair use policy (Example: Do not take a popular song and use it as your background music, as this violates copyright).


Please email a link to your completed video to Mr. Lam @ donald.lam@fortbendisd.com Once the video has been approved you will earn 3 volunteer hours.

Tutor Children Virtually With TeensGive

Our virtual volunteering options are a dream come true for our volunteers and their parents alike by removing the transportation component and opening up communities well beyond our local area and allowing direct interaction with people that need our help.


Sessions are delivered via laptops and even phones and are all recorded to ensure quality and safety.


CLICK HERE FOR LEARN MORE...

Archive Historical Documents

Fans of history may be interested in becoming citizen archivists for a non-profit organization such as the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Would you enjoy transcribing speeches made by Franklin Roosevelt, case histories made by the Tennessee Valley Authority during the Great Depression, or cataloguing Purple Hearts awarded between 1942-1963? All of these tasks are awaiting the help of virtual volunteers right now. The Smithsonian also engages citizen scholars in tasks such as transcribing diaries of prominent Americans or joining the Wikipedia Volunteer Program’s efforts to strengthen the website’s offerings on Smithsonian-relevant content.

YES Hours Important Please Review


IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER OF THIS ORGANIZATION, STOP HERE AND DELETE THIS MESSAGE!!

IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED AN APPLICATION AND ARE ACTIVELY EARNING SERVICE HOURS OR ARE INTERESTED IN DOING SO, PLEASE CONTINUE READING TO REVIEW THE ENCLOSED UPDATES.

As you all know, many things have changed because of COVID-19 and its subsequent restrictions. Just as some of you are attending classes face to face while others are receiving virtual instruction, I too am working remotely from home. This has made the standard practices of receiving, logging, and updating Y.E.S. hours very different and somewhat challenging. As opposed to being the primary point of contact, I have been able to enlist the assistance of a colleague to make it a bit easier and more feasible for everyone involved.


IF YOU ARE A STUDENT THAT ATTENDS FACE TO FACE CLASSES, PLEASE TURN YOUR SERVICE HOUR DOCUMENTATION FORMS IN TO THE Y.E.S. BUCKET THAT IS LOCATED IN THE COUNSELORS' OFFICE (ROOM 402).


IF YOU ARE A STUDENT THAT RECEIVES VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION, PLEASE EMAIL YOUR SERVICE HOUR DOCUMENTATION FORMS TO MS. ADAMS AT ANDREA.ADAMS@FORTBENDISD.COM.


In either case, these documents will be gathered and reviewed once every two weeks. After this is done and the service completed is approved, the hours will be entered, updated, and properly filed. If the service completed is not approved you will be notified.

Please exercise patience and flexibility as we recalibrate our methods during this time.

Thanks,


Mrs. Sands

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JP Morgan Chase Generation Tech

JP Morgan will be hosting their annual Generation Tech Event this year on Saturday, March 13, 2021, they’re looking to recruit as many High School students as possible who are interested in tech.

Registration will be handled by a lottery system, please register to attend at this link: https://tinyurl.com/y3ser3n2

Download below flyer for more information...

ACE Mentor Program Application Open

The ACE Mentor Program Houston is open to any high school student who has the curiosity and drive to learn about a career in design and construction — from contracting and engineering to architecture and landscaping. Already, thousands of students have enjoyed the exciting projects, informative field trips and other engaging activities that make up the ACE experience free of cost and without any GPA requirements for participation.


CLICK THE BELOW PDF FILE TO LEARN MORE

College Board Scholarship for Class of 2024

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program is open for class of 2022 students. The program lays out six simple steps that all students can take to get to college. For each step that a student completes, they’ll earn a chance at a $500 scholarship. When a student completes all six, they’ll earn a chance at $40,000 for their college education.

More than 7,000 students will earn a scholarship each year, nearly double the number of winners recognized in previous years.

At least half of all the scholarships—over $2 million each year—are awarded to students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year.

Juniors: Sign Up Today

The Aggie Homework Helpline

The Aggie Homework Helpline (AHH) is an initiative to help provide quality, free online tutoring to PK-12 learners and families. The mission of the AHH is to connect Texas families and school district partners with Aggie tutors and education interns who are committed to improving learning outcomes for PK-12 students.


Tutoring appointments through the AHH can be scheduled between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. CST Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. — 5 p.m. CST Friday.


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

The Coolidge Scholarship

The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study.

This one-of-a-kind scholarship may be used at any accredited college or university in the U.S.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.

HOW TO APPLY TO COLLEGE CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE...

Questions About Transportation

I know some of you have been asking about transportation for academies students who have chosen to return to face to face instructions. It's my hope after the district has a better picture of the number of students request face-to-face instruction, FBISD transportation will be better able to coordinate bus routes for pick-up and drop-off. If you have specific questions about your child transportation you can contact FBISD Transportation at (281) 634-4077 or email them at

transport.support@fortbendisd.com.


For further concerns or questions you can always go on FBISD Let's Talk and voice your concerns or questions. This is the best way for FBISD leadership to hear your concerns and questions.

FBISD Technology Resources

If you need assistance or questions about technology issues, please CLICK HERE

Remind Code

Join remind to get the latest academy news and updates


Text the correct code to the number 81010


Class of 2021:​ remind.com/join/eaco-2021
Class of 2022: ​​remind.com/join/eaco-2022
Class of 2023: ​remind.com/join/eaco-2023
Class of 2024: remind.com/join/eaco-2024

Schoology

Schoology Codes


Class of 2021 - 3PXGJ-ZX2NB

Class of 2022 - 944J5-PCV4R

Class of 2023 - W7TJ-WW8J-R5GKD

Class of 2024 - NQK8-BJ8F-KHGC3

Student Body Meeting Dates

Student Body Meeting Dates (Currently all student body meeting will be virtual). All Student Body Meeting is eligible as an enrichment credit.


  • September 8
  • October 13
  • November 10
  • December 8
  • January 12
  • February 9
  • March 9
  • April 13
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