In Spring 2016, Murrow offered its first engineering class. In this class students build teamwork skills through challenges that included; the tallest paper structures- with one sheet of paper. They created mousetrap cars, tallest spaghetti structures that held a marshmallow on top and popsicle bridges that held the most weight. In the years that followed our engineering class has been recognized by many and has grown- through grants offered by our partners.
Courses offered in the field of Engineering
Pre-engineering: In this course, students build teamwork skills through challenge projects. Students complete the following tasks: mousetrap vehicles, popsicle stick bridges, egg drop, spaghetti towers and cardboard chairs. Each of these projects have requirements that make the competitions more challenging. They also create their own inventions
Engineering the Future: This course was offered by Activate Learning. There are four units in this course. In one of the units students learn about 3D software, and how to draw like engineers. In the second unit, they build green homes, with green concrete, and energy efficient homes. In the third unit students create and patent their own vehicle design. In the last unit students learn about electricity.
Robotics: In this course students learn to build and code robots using Cubelets, Boe bots, Pi tops and Lego EVs.
Robotics Self Contained: In this class students learn basic skills using challenge projects like reverse building Automatons. Then they put those skills to work and learn to code through Cubelets and then move on to coding with Lego EVs. Where they are in competitions with other students to build and code a robot that successfully makes it through a maze.
Our engineering students get opportunities to help around the school and to present in STEM competitions and opportunities. Our students have presented their creations in the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space museum and other symposiums. They have helped the school design our Diversity Wave props and have helped create a hydroponics system made completely from recyclable materials for our greenhouse.
Edward R. Murrow High School launched its robotics club in March of 2015. With growing popularity and enthusiasm from our students. We first registered as a team for a competition in September 2015.Our Robotics team competes in the First Robotics and US Navy Sea Perch. Today, our club has enough members to make two teams; Shark Bytes and our veteran team the Octo Pi.
Robotics is a small community at Edward R. Murrow High School. Using various aspects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to process, create, and to progress in the parts of building a robot and other programs related to Robotics. We divide the branches of Robotics into three parts: engineering, programming, and technical writing. We are made of young professionals in the 14-18 year old range with diverse talents and skills. We work together with the Murrow community to spread awareness and support each other in need.
- Spread STEM into our School and inspire other students to pursue this career field.
- To work alongside others who share our passion.
- To teach engineering, and programming
- Expanding our club and its popularity.
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Our Achievements:First Tech Challenge Awards:
Our Journey as a Family“Murrow Robotics includes students from all different backgrounds. We are just a family of nerds who eat a lot of 7/11 pizza.” - Ms. DiLacqua
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