Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

re summer camp

Check out our Raising Expectations Project RISE Summer camp video. Our 7 week camp covered topics from Traveling around the Globe, Protecting our Environment, Science and Technology just to name a few.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Exposing RE Girls to Technology & Engineering

Our first day of camp at Georgia Tech was not what I expected but I enjoyed it. We went to see a chemical engineer that taught us how to make gel. Mykia and I were partners, we mixed water and other chemicals to make something that turned out like jell-o. Then we went to a nail polish station and designed our own colors. We also visited an airspace station and learned how airplanes fly.
Shakia Hoosier 8th grade RE 2nd year student

When I first started camp I was a little worried because I’m not use to going to camp. But I was wrong, on my first day I had a blast! I made new friends and participated in interesting classes. We also visited a lab where we watched cells grow. Then we went to a class where we learned how to style and make websites. Most of our classes were about engineering, bioengineering and aerospace engineering. Can’t wait til Thursday when we will go back to the lab to see how our cells are growing.
Mykia Green 8th grade 3rd year RE student

I made new friends and learned about the many types of engineering like civil, chemical, industrial and many more. We made cells grow and mixed nail polish and learned about building websites. Can’t wait til tomorrow, we get to go swimming at the huge pool on Georgia Tech’s campus.
Zaria Palmer 8th grade 2nd year RE student

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Raising Expectations @ 11 Alive News

Wow! When I went to 11 Alive I had a tremendous time. The people there were so nice to us. While at the station we got to be on the news and we got to see what the different types of jobs were behind the scenes. We got to speak with sports anchor Sam Crenshaw and the operations manager Kevin Johnson who told us in order to get a job we had to always be on time. Being late at a tv studio means that we can't watch tv at home. He said being on time is important because if we are late we will get left behind and life is too short for a slow start. His advice meant a lot to me and I know an important part to getting a great job and being successful is being on time in everything I do. I'm grateful to Raising Expectations for setting up this fieldtrip and helping me learn some important things about future jobs.

Takelia Nicole Martin
8Th Grade, Kennedy Middle School