Orientation for Students
July 9, 2014 -- Orientation dates for High School Students are as follows:
Wednesday, August 13th
12th Grade Students
Thursday, August 14th
9-10-11th Grade & New Students
Please plan to attend one of the following sessions which will include a general and lab session:
12:00-2:00pm - or - 4:00-6:00pm
Letters will be mailed to all accepted students no later than July 21st. Please look for the letter in the mail, which will include the website link for all registration forms and requirements.
If you have any questions, please call the Lorain County JVS at 440-774-1051!
Chevron Corporation Invites Lorain County JVS Pre-engineering Students to Showcase STEM Skills in Washington, D.C.
From L-R: Jonathan Baez, Nick Sampson, Tim Schleicher, Vince Bertram (President and CEO Project Lead the Way), Brian Iselin (Instructor), Cory Gabel, Erasmo Agosto, Sherron Hitchens.
June 30, 2014 -- Lorain County JVS Project Lead the Way (PLTW) pre-engineering students were invited to showcase their skills at the US News and STEM Solutions Conference and the U.S.A. Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. in April.
Six students in the JVS satellite PLTW program located at Lorain County Community College, engaged visitors in hands-on activities related to truss structures. The students who attended were: Jonathan Baez (Clearview), Nick Sampson (North Ridgeville), Tim Schleicher (Avon Lake), Cory Gabel (North Ridgeville), Erasmo Agosto (Brookside), and Sherron Hitchens (Clearview).
Students and team members helped attendees build and test their own truss structures. They calculated when the structures would fail and predicted which structures could hold the most force.
"The students utilized the resources of LCCC's FabLab to take an ordinary project, usually done by gluing together sticks, and applied the digital fabrication technology available in the FabLab to achieve more realistic and practical results," stated PLTW Instructor Brian Iselin, who accompanied the students to Washington.
"Specifically, the students created several truss designs, calculated the forces acting on each truss, and used 3D-modeling software to produce the parts on a laser engraver. They then tested the designs to determine if the trusses would fail where the calculations predicted," continued Iselin. "Because of the software and equipment, students were then able to do several iterations of the designs to improve the overall efficiency of the trusses - in a single class period."
"The application of the digital fabrication technology - taking the PLTW curriculum to the next level - was what prompted Chevron to invite my students to help staff the Chevron STEM Zone booth at the conference," said Iselin. "They held their own alongside engineering students from Howard University who were also guests of Chevron."