Posts Tagged ‘stem’

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by Cindy Martens
In Community, Culture, tagged in Tags: http://affinis.us/introduce-girl-engineering-day/

Recently, we participated in the Society of Women Engineers’ 7th Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED) at Bartle Hall. We had two co-workers volunteer. Linda Rottinghaus served as a mentor to three girls throughout the day, and Peggy Amor lent a hand at the industrial engineering booth. Attended by high school students, IGED began with […]

Project Lead the Way Recap

Posted on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 by Les Hamilton
In Community, Culture, tagged in Tags: , , computers - pltw

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a nationally certified, pre-engineering program for high school students. In 2007, Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) implemented PLTW as the district engineering signature program at Shawnee Mission South High School. I have been involved as a mentor with the program since 2009. PLTW is a pre-engineering curriculum, which introduces […]

Future City Competition

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 by Jason Davis
In Community, Culture, tagged in Tags: , project

Last month, I helped judge entries at Future City, a science and engineering competition. At this event, small groups of middle-school students design and build cities that represent their vision of the future. Students work as a team with an educator and engineering mentor to plan cities using SimCity™ software; research and write solutions to […]

Affinis Engineer Passes on Engineering at Home

Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 by Peggy Amor
In Culture, tagged in Tags: , http://affinis.us/linda-rottinghaus-receives-schmitty-award/

This summer, Linda Rottinghaus’s daughters were highlighted in the MoDOT Connections Newsletter, because Erin works at MoDOT, and Kara is at Kansas City Scout. The Rottinghaus family has a long history with MoDOT, as both parents not only worked, but also met there. We chatted with Linda about her time with the organization and what […]

Affinis and KU Kick-Off Industry Partnership

Posted on Friday, September 11th, 2015 by Peggy Amor
In Community, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , , , , , http://affinis.us/affinis-ku-kick-industry-partnership/

This week, we had the opportunity to host some of the transportation engineering faculty from the University of Kansas. The meeting served as a kick-off for what both groups intend to be a long-lasting relationship. Dr. Alexandra Kondyli, Dr. Steven Schrock, and Molly Paugh from the School of Engineering spent a few hours with our […]

Introducing Middle School Students to Engineering

Posted on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 by Kristen Leathers
In Community, Culture, Helping Out, tagged in Tags: , , , , , , kristen-leathers-pltw

Jami Phipps, an algebra teacher at Kearney Junior High School, focuses on building interest in engineering among female middle school students. She works closely with Kearney High School’s well-established Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program, which offers a variety of courses designed to introduce students to the scope, rigor, and discipline of engineering. To connect students […]