EA Weekly Updates

Engineering Academy 03.16.20

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With the continued attention on mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 and as the district, closed school for the next two weeks. I hope you will be using this unexpected time off to be with family. As Dr. Dupre explained, the district is providing routine updates to keep families informed throughout this ordeal.

As you know, many of the school events have been canceled, this includes many academy events and field trips. We are definitely going through an unprecedented times and I am sure you there are many questions surrounding school. I ask for your patience and understanding as to the district, state, and national leadership updates us on the COVID-19 development.

I wish you all well and stay healthy throughout this difficult time.

If you have specific questions for the district, you can go the FBISD Let’s Talk

COVID-19 Update - 3.12.20

Purchase your Engineering Academy t-Shirt and Hoodie

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Kroger Community Rewards Program for Engineering Booster Club

Dear Parents,

The EHS Enginnering Academy Booster club is now registered as charity in the Kroger Community rewards program!! Please support us by linking your Kroger rewards card with our organization to have a portion of your purchases be sent as a donation to our Booster club. This is one way you can support your children in the academy! Please sign onto your account at Kroger.com and find the community rewards tab and find our name: Elkins High School Engineering Academy Booster Club or you can search us by code RH927 and link your rewards card. We look forward to your support!!!



Submission Deadlines

Outside Enrichment Activities

First Semester – December 9, 2019

Second Semester – May 11, 2020

Volunteer Hours

First Semester – December 31, 2019

Second Semester

for Class of 2020 – March 30, 2020

for Classes 2021, 2022, & 2023 – May 4, 2020

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Bel Inizio Need Volunteers

We are currently in need of 15 volunteers on Sunday, March 15 at 7:00 am - 10:00 am to come out and pass out water to the runners of the St. Paddy's Half Marathon. We will meet at Palm Royale Blvd at Travis Park Dr. in Sugar Land. You can park on the side of the street near the water stop location. Please use the link below to sign up if anyone is interested.


Checking and Submitting Volunteer Hours

Remember you can check and submit your volunteer hours Monday and Thursday during lunch time to the YES table at the back of the cafeteria. You can also drop you YES Hours Form to Ms. Sands in the Counselor Office.

On-going Volunteer Opportunities

Any non-profit 501 (c) 3 designated company is eligible for students volunteer. Remember a maximum of 8 hours per day may be earned. Be certain to have your volunteer forms signed and then upload to the Volunteer Submission Form. The locations below are samples of where you may volunteer. This list is just a sample and does not have every location where you can volunteer.

1. Child Advocates

a. http://www.childadvocates.org/volunteer

2. Second Mile Mission Center

a. Here is the link to volunteer; http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4da4ae28a7f49-techies.

3. Boys and Girls Club of Houston

a. Here is the link to volunteer; http://www.bgclubs-houston.org/Volunteers.

4. Friends of Down Syndrome

a. http://www.friendsofdownsyndrome.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/volunteer-application-2017.pdf.

5. Houston Food Bank

a. Here is the link; http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/volunteer/volunteer.

6. Houston Methodist Hospital System

a. at 281.274.7127; hmslvolunteers@houstonmethodist.org.

b. Volunteer Services at Main Methodist: Contact: 713.441.3351

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NASA Challenge $30,000 Prize. Calling All Developers and Innovators!

Challenge Overview

Imagine a world hot enough to turn lead into a puddle, where the atmospheric pressure can crush a nuclear-powered submarine. Now imagine sending a rover to explore that world.

Venus, ancient sister of Earth with a planetary environment just this side of hellish, has been visited by a handful of probes since the early days of space flight. Of the many missions to our celestial neighbor, only about a dozen have made contact with the surface of the planet. The longest-lived landers only managed to function for a couple of hours before succumbing to the relentlessly oppressive heat and pressure.

Despite the punishing conditions, previous missions to Venus have nevertheless delivered important information, such as:

· Surface temperature: in excess of 450°C

· Surface pressure: 92 times that of Earth

· Wind speeds: 0.3 – 1.3 meters per second

· Due to the extreme pressure, this low wind speed feels almost like gale-force winds here on Earth

· Length of Venusian day: 116 Earth day


Rice ELITE Summer Camp

Rice ELITE Camp is the premier summer program for high school students, uniquely focused on preparing tomorrow’s leaders in technology and engineering. Click the PDF link below for further information.

Online Enrichment

You can select the topic you want to learn about. These are free course, 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 from https://alison.com/courses/science

Harvard University FREE Course

CS50: Introduction to Computer Science

An introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming.


Applications for Duke University Summer Session 2020

Applications for Duke University Summer Session 2020 will be opening in less than a month, so we appreciate your help in getting students ready to apply!

Be ready to apply December 3! Click the link below for the program of interest to you:

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Engineering Academy Booster Club Scholarship

The Elkins High School Engineering Academy Booster Club (EHEABC) invites all Elkins Engineering Academy senior students to apply for the 2019-2020 Senior Scholarship.

You are eligible to apply if:

1. You are a senior who will graduate from Elkins High School in May 2020 and have been enrolled as a full-time student in the Elkins Engineering Academy, and

2. You currently have good standing with academy (have enough YES hours, met enrichment requirements, and maintained a 75 or above for all academy courses and maintained 70 or above for other courses).

How to apply: You must complete and turn in the following forms as part of the application packet:

1. Scholarship Application Form,

2. Extra-Curricular Activities Form with an Optional Page for supporting information,

3. Personal Statement describing your career goals, personal goals, and contributions to the Elkins Engineering Academy,

4. Current GPA Form (signed by your counselor), and

5. Two Teacher Recommendation Forms.

Please submit the completed scholarship application packet together with all required documents to Mr. Donald Lam, office 401(Thursday Only) OR submit your application packet to the Front Office in an envelope address to Mr. Lam (Academy Coordinator, before 3:00 PM on March 5, 2020.

No exceptions will be made.

Questions should be addressed to

Engineering booster club at ehsebc@gmail.com or Mr. Donald Lam



AES Scholarship Renewed - 2020

The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students. This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study.

To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on our site at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

We are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.

Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 5, 2020

Further information, including previous winners, is available on our web site at: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

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HOK Field Trip

Engineering students touring the HOK Architecture Houston headquarter. What an amazing opportunity to learn how engineering and architecture work together to create designs.

Baker Hughes Field Trip

Engineering Academy students have an opportunity to tour the Baker Hughes Western Hemisphere Educational Center in Tomball to learn about the science and engineering behind oil drilling.
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Schoology Course Code

Class of 2020 – DZC88-WV99F

Class of 2021 – 3PXGJ-ZX2NB

Class of 2022 – 994J5-PCV4R

Class of 2023 - W7TJ-WW8JR5GKD

Reminder to Complete Enrichment and Volunteer Hours

As we approach Spring Break, I encourage all those who have not completed their enrichment and YES hours requirements to seek opportunities to do so over Spring Break. If you attending an activity over the break for enrichment requirement and need approval, just send me an email. Also, a reminder there are online enrichment opportunities below that you can do over the Spring Break.