Monday, November 7, 2016

Canstruction and Barnes&Noble Mini Maker Faire 2016

Press releases from this weekends events.


Spectrum 3847, St. Agnes Academy & Strake Jesuit Preparatory students, use their engineering design skills to combat hunger at the CANstruction Houston Design Build Competition benefiting the Houston Food Bank

(Houston, TX) Spectrum 3847 took on the challenge of building a structure made of 3,000 cans on Saturday, November 5th. The fun event showcased 32 design and high school teams’ colossal structures made out of full cans of food which will be donated to the Houston Food Bank.

“It was so rewarding for Spectrum 3847 students to participate in this unique design competition to help end hunger. The students designed their CANsculptures with an engineering software called Solidworks. This is the same software the team uses to build their FIRST FRC robot. The teens constructed “Hunger is no imaginary” featuring the famous duo Calvin and Hobbes. They took what they learned in the classroom and applied it to real life. Fred Wilson, Jr. from Wallace Garcia Wilson Architects, Inc sponsored the team.” said Spectrum 3847 Engineering Coach/Mentor Allen Gregory IV. “This is our fifth year participating in CANstruction. We have donated over 15,000 cans to the Houston Food Bank. It helps provide meals for the holiday season.”

Photographer: Suanne Bouvier

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Barnes and Noble Mini Maker Faire

We were also at the Barnes and Noble Mini Maker Faire this weekend as well.

Spectrum 3847 inspires young children and their families at the Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire

(Houston, TX) On Saturday, November 5th Spectrum 3847 engineering high school students showcased their FRC robot at the annual Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire. Children had an opportunity to talk to the teens about the robot, learn about FIRST, and get excited about their potential in science, technology, engineering and math.

The Mini Maker Faire at Barnes & Noble brought together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, engineers, science club members, students, entrepreneurs, hobbyists and Makers of all kinds to learn from each other, get craft ideas and science fair project ideas, hear the experts, and work on projects.

Photographer: Suanne Bouvier

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