2017 GA Participants in GASSSS Program

(These participants have submitted a final GASSSS application.  If your name is not on this list and you have participated in the GASSSS program, please contact Larry Woolf at Lawrence.Woolf@ga-asi.com)       

            

GA GASSSS Participant Company SchoolMaterials PurchasedActivity
Shahin PajoomGA-ICFSan Diego STEAM Maker Fest 2016 Del Mar Fairgrounds, CASupplies for Cryogenic Ice Cream Demonstration and ProductionDemonstration of Scientific Principles, Discussions with students, parents, and teachers
Landon CarlsonGA-ASI/MSFelecita Elementary, Excondido CAPurchased parts for 120 bristlebots kits for an electronics & robot-building lesson.
 Purchased 14 circuit-building kits & batteries for ongoing electronics/programming lessons
I taught a simple electronics lesson to 5 separate classes of 3rd graders during their monthly science rotations. I explained the basics of electricity and demonstrated a sensing robot that could avoid obstacles. I then guided them to build their own simple battle brush robot they could take home out of a toothbrush end, a motor, and a battery. I also explained to the teachers lessons they could to with their classes using the circuit-building kits.
Jonathan WineGA-ASIFoothills Christian Middle SchoolSupplies and tournament fees for Lego robotics club.Co-coached First Lego League Team from pre-season to Qualifying Tournament. Taught the basics of Lego EV3 sensors and programming, wall-find with touch sensor, line find and line follow with color sensor, etc. The line follower lesson can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDJzyLIhrZc
 Arranged for guest speaker to teach ultrasonic and gyro sensors. Guided the kids to find their own solutions to the 2016 Animal Allies robot challenge and research project …while teaching engineering principles and the Lego Core Values of team-work, discovery, professionalism, cooperation, etc.
Linden BlueGA-ASI/ASLa Jolla High SchoolLenovo Intel Celeron, TasiHome 60W Soldering Iron Kit, #10 Cobalt Jobber Drill Bit and #20 Cobalt Jobber Drill Bit

In-Situ Recovery Uranium Mining / Basics Of Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Michael AllweinGA-ASIPacheco Elementary School, San Luis Obispo, CAFunding was used to construct a customizable marble track for the classroom. Students are able to place track pieces anywhere they choose on the box to form their own path for the marbles to follow. It permits them to experiment with gravity, momentum, kinetic and potential energy, magnetism and construction.I participated in a field trip to MakerSpace (http://www.slomakerspace.com/). They had technology activities appropriate for Kindergarteners including catapults, lego car derby, magnetic marble tracks and rockets. I provided guidance and assistance.
David WakayamaGA-EMSPoway High School, Poway, CAThe base of the robot was purchased with the funding.Interacted with team during simple C++ program development, troubleshooting and loading onto the robot’s motor base. Team successfully tested simple forwards/backwards movement with a controller.
 Reviewed rules and guidelines for the competition.
 Discussed the essays and supplemental materials for the chairmen’s award and entrepreneurship award packages.
 Assisted with locating tools.
Roland TolliverGA-MFEOcean Knoll Elementary, Encinitas CADesign & Build Engineering Centers from Lakeshore Learning; Blocks & Blueprints Learning Center from Lakeshore Learning; Engineer a Coaster Activity Kit from Lakeshore LearningWe will begin by talking about a GA career and then giving a demonstration of a STEM activity required in my job and then helping the students learn and explore with the purchased STEM materials!
Victoria WilsonGA-ASI/ASTwin Peaks Middle School, Poway, CAThe funding is being used for the registration fee for all of the Twin Peaks Middle School’s teams (5 teams-62 students).My husband and I are coaching Wright Stuff (elastic propelled aircraft). The kids will learn basic aerodynamics and principles of aircraft flight as well as experimenting with and constructing their own planes for the competition at the Science Olympiad. I have helped them build their airplanes and then assisted in test flights.
Haley KimGA-ASI/ASPoway Unified School District, Poway, CAThis funding will support the cost of hosting a High School Engineering day to high potential high school girls to encourage them to consider engineering careers.The event will include introducing the girls to a diverse group of outstanding female GA engineers via a panel discussion, provide the girls with a fun hands on engineering activity, and a tour of the manufacturing facilities for the students and their teachers to showcase the technology and products GA designs and builds.
Lizbeth Alejandra CazarezGA-ASI/ASPoway Unified School District, Poway, CAThis funding will support the cost of hosting a High School Engineering day to high potential high school girls to encourage them to consider engineering careers.The event will include introducing the girls to a diverse group of outstanding female GA engineers via a panel discussion, provide the girls with a fun hands on engineering activity, and a tour of the manufacturing facilities for the students and their teachers to showcase the technology and products GA designs and builds.
Alan Woodward “Woody” SnyderGA-ASI/ASPoway Unified School District, Poway, CAThis funding will support the cost of hosting a High School Engineering day to high potential high school girls to encourage them to consider engineering careers.The event will include introducing the girls to a diverse group of outstanding female GA engineers via a panel discussion, provide the girls with a fun hands on engineering activity, and a tour of the manufacturing facilities for the students and their teachers to showcase the technology and products GA designs and builds.
Megan AmengGA-ASI/ASPoway Unified School District, Poway, CAThis funding will support the cost of hosting a High School Engineering day to high potential high school girls to encourage them to consider engineering careers.The event will include introducing the girls to a diverse group of outstanding female GA engineers via a panel discussion, provide the girls with a fun hands on engineering activity, and a tour of the manufacturing facilities for the students and their teachers to showcase the technology and products GA designs and builds.
Dee WilsonGA-ASI/ASTwin Peaks Middle School, Poway, CAFunds will be used to buy resources to support the school's Science Olympiad competition for 2016-2075 Science Olympaid. Funds will primarily include materials to support the various build events.My wife and I are coaching Wright Stuff (elastic propelled aircraft). The kids will learn basic aerodynamics and principles of aircraft flight as well as experimenting with and constructing their own planes for the competition at the Science Olympiad. I have helped them build their airplanes and then assisted in test flights.
Stephen De La CruzGA-ASI/ASClairemont High School, San Diego, CANoneThe subject is game day, however as a branch to that we discuss simulation and mixing of simulation environments with the real world. In this case the advanced cockpit is the subject being discussed. There were 3 breakout sessions with approx. 25 students in each discussion covered simulation and blended environments
Chelsea TaborGA-ASI/ASPoway Unified School District, Poway CAWoman in Engineering Day at General Atomics (third annual). This funding will support the cost of hosting a High School Engineering day to high potential high school girls. School Bus; Supplies for an Engineering Activity; Food for a Networking Lunch.Woman in Engineering Day at General Atomics was hosted by the Woman’s Internal Network at GA (WIN@GA. Twenty two students from Mt. Carmel High Schools with five of their chaperones and the events coordinator for the Poway Unified School District came for the event. Twenty five GA employees’ came to make it all possible as the GA volunteers.
Lane CarlsonGA/IFTScience Olympiad, San Diego CountyThe requested donation will be used to purchase supplies for the annual Science Olympiad competition, which is among high school and middle school teams in the San Diego region.I will be the event captain administering one event at the day-long competition called Wright Stuff, in which student build, test and fly rubber-band powered airplanes
Michael BordenGA-ASI/MSScience Olympiad, San Diego CountyPurchase materials associated with the building, testing, and documenting of a Rube-Goldberg like deviceI will be refereeing / coaching in the “Mission Possible” Science Olympiad B event, which is for middle schoolers. This will be an exercise in the understanding of machines and simple engineering.
Denielle ArdillaGA-ASI/ASLiteracy First Charter School Junior Academy; El Cajon, CAFunding will be used to purchase a 12 outlet charging cart for the Robotics Club laptops and tabletsI will provide parental support for the afterschool robotics program. I will discuss with the students the importance of education and what careers are available with a science / technology background and I will be available to answer their questions.
Donna MirabellaGA-ASI/ASEllen Browning Scripps Elementary; San Diego, CAon-site presentation from the Natural History Museum – Landform Detectives.Volunteering in classroom and speaking about engineering.
James O'HaraGA-ASI/ASHeritage K-8 Charter School, Escondido, CAMaterials and essential equipment to support K-12 science competition.Assisting in supervising and judging event.
Janine HicksGA-ASI/ASEscondido Union High School District, Escondido CANoneEvent is set up as an open house for girls to speak to participants about different career opportunities.
Kassi RitterGA-ASI/ASScience Olympiad, San Diego CountyFunding will be used to purchase testing materials and safety items for the annual Science Olympiad competition.I will be volunteering at an event for the annual Science Olympiad competition. Students will arrive for a written test or for a building competition with a tower, airplane, small car, or bottle rocket already made and I will direct them to properly and accurately perform the testing.
Bradley MichaelGA/EMSParkway Elementary School, Tupelo, MSLearning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity SetI will be talking about my career, giving a demonstration on how to code, and working with the class to create codes. Article posted at: http://djournal.com/news/robot-mouse-helps-parkway-elementary-school-students-learn/
Darrell NakawakiGA-ASI/ASHeritage K-8 Charter School, Escondido, CAThe funds allocated to our classroom will be used to purchase a science kit. The Neo/SCI 050-3429 ESCM Pure Power: Light, Heat, Electricity, and Magnetism Kit, For 32 StudentsI will assist the teacher in demonstrating the effects of magnetism and electricity and light. The kit includes switches, batteries, connecting blocks and lights. With these items circuits can show how voltages and can be doubled and the dependency of lights in series circuits for the circuit to function.
Christopher KellyGA-ASI/ASSultan High School, Hesperia, CANoneCareer day covering 4 sessions talking points including schooling needed, profession overview…
Cameron PetersonGA/SISyracuse Jr. High School, Syracuse, UtahThe donated money will go towards travel expenses for a Rube Goldberg Machine competition in Ohio.Give a demonstration and discussion of manufacturing processes and considerations pertaining to their Rube Goldberg Machine
Wade BinksGA/SISyracuse Jr. High School, Syracuse, UtahThe donated money will go towards travel expenses for a Rube Goldberg Machine competition in Ohio.Give a demonstration and discussion of manufacturing processes and considerations pertaining to their Rube Goldberg Machine
Shane O'HearnGA/SISyracuse Jr. High School, Syracuse, UtahThe donated money will go towards travel expenses for a Rube Goldberg Machine competition in Ohio.Give a demonstration and discussion of manufacturing processes and considerations pertaining to their Rube Goldberg Machine
Jeff LaBarGA/EMACreative, Performing, and Media Arts1) Materials for class activity demonstrating the flow of energy from Sun to Fuel to Utilities to the Home wall outlet, and from the Sun to a Solar powered control system. 2) Control system materials to demonstrate an outdoor Solar Powered Aquaponics system that the class will be installing at the school.1 presentation in 3 classrooms on where energy comes from, how energy flows through utility and Aquaponics system energy needs and basic design elements.
Matthew VirgenGA-ASI/ASScience Olympiad, San Diego CountyFunding will be used to purchase testing materials and safety items for the annual Science Olympiad competition.I will be volunteering at an event for the annual Science Olympiad competition. Students will arrive for a written test and/or for a building competition with a tower, airplane, small car, or bottle rocket already made. I will be one of the event supervisors for the bottle rocket event, and I will direct them to properly and accurately perform the testing.
Darrell NakawakiGA-ASI/ASHeritage K-8 Charter School, Escondido, CAThe funds allocated to our classroom will be used to purchase a science kit. The Neo/SCI 050-3429 ESCM Pure Power: Light, Heat, Electricity, and Magnetism Kit, For 32 StudentsI will assist the teacher in demonstrating the effects of magnetism and electricity and light. With these items circuits can show how voltages and can be doubled and the dependency of lights in series circuits for the circuit to function. Magnets can be used: to demonstrate Lorentz forces from a magnet on the lit bulb. I will assist in one or more of the science centers during the lesson.
Khanh (Kayla) PhanGA-HRSan Diego Regional Science Olympiad, San Diego, CATo help purchase a much needed projector to be used at regional meetings and Awards Ceremonies.As part of the Regional Science Olympiad (SO) volunteer team, I will be attending pre-plan meetings in anticipating for the Regional SO competitions for both Divisions B & C.
Raymond SmithGA-ASI/ASScience Olympiad, San Diego CountyFunding will be used to purchase testing materials and safety items for the annual Science Olympiad competition.I will be volunteering at an event for the annual Science Olympiad competition. Students will arrive for a building competition with a small car powered by a mouse trap already made and I will direct them to properly and accurately perform the testing.
Samantha MartosGA-ASI/MSMorse High School, San Diego, CAWill be utilizing items already availableI will be volunteering as a guest lecturer for Morse High’s after school STEM Lecture Series. The title of the lecture is “Career Paths in the Aerospace Industry”. Topics will include: an overview of my path from Morse High to becoming an Engineer at GA, fields of study in Aerospace Engineering, potential jobs in the Aerospace Industry, and how to prepare for engineering while in high school/college.
Kyle WirthGA-ASI/ASReidy Creek Elementary; Escondido, CAMy wife recently attended a technology presentation and was able to try a Sphero. It is a cool programmable robot that teaches kids the basics of coding. I plan to purchase as many of these as I can (~$130 each). These will be shared with all students in the second grade during their rotations.I will help with the initial setup and installation. Once setup I will help teach all second grade students how to use the product, show examples and do some live programming for them.
William CapinskiGA-ASI/ASSherman Elementary School, San Diego, CAFor this project, I will be assisting the technology teacher in implementing STEM lessons involving a programmable robot called an Ozobot Bit 2.0 for kindergarten though third grade students.I will be assisting the teacher in setting up the Sphero software and doing classroom demos of the product. I will also discuss how learning to code at the age of 12 influenced my academic and career path.
Jin OhGA-ASI/ASAeroEd Group/Kearny Complex High School, San Diego, CANoneKearny Complex High School will be taking a field trip to the SD Air & Space Museum to participate in a day of introduction to aerospace engineering. I will be volunteering my time as a panelist speaking about my career in aviation. The Q&A session is a chance for rising high school juniors to talk about career path and ask questions to those working in the industry.
Don CzechowiczGA/FusionGrant Elementary School, Santa Monica CAAny New Exhibit Materials, Consumables for Production of Cryogenic Ice CreamWe will be giving Science demonstrations, distributing Science Posters, and Doing a couple “Science is Cool” presentations for the entire School and Staff/Parents. Last time there were 200 to 300 attendees.
Sheri DelawareGA-ASI/ASShoal Creek Elementary School, PUSDA microscope $90 from Amazon, and 3 forensic science kits (The Case of Kidnapped Cookies, $167 and 2 refills $125).I will be talking about my career as an electrical engineer, presenting fundamental science principle and help with the teachers with the science project in the classrooms.
Donna MirabellaGA-ASIEllen Browning Scripps Elementary School, San Diego, CATechnology tools for Kinder classroom. Teacher requested MP3 players for students to listen to ‘books on tapeSetting up MP3 players / teaching station. Volunteering in classroom and speaking about engineering
Steven BagdyGA/EMSSan Pasqual High School, Escondido, CAPurchasing Materials needed for primary demonstrations along with mini breadboards to perform an interactive Circuits demonstration.Demonstrations will take place throughout the day with the focus being on the explanation of waves and performing a standing wave demonstration using a Ruben’s Tube that I will be making. After an explanation on standing waves and waves in general, we will move onto discussions on circuits and circuit components, where we will use the breadboards and some other small components to make a few small demo circuits and explain the circuit characteristics.
Eileen HartsockGA-ASI/ASSociety of Women Engineers - San Diego, CASociety of Women Engineers - San Diego, CAWe will be approaching engineering problem (building structures and electric cars); then walking high school level students through how to see the problem and design a solution
Michael DeshlerGA-ASI/ASAda Harris Elementary School; Cardiff, CA4 Dot Robotst 3 Sphero RobotsDeshler and other GA engineers will talk and demonstrate to multiple classes - programming, robotics and cyber security.
Steve CelleGA/FusionHolmes Elementary; San Diego3-D Printer filament and supplies for the models for each studentThe goals will be to have the students work together in teams of 3 or 4 and create new ideas on how to improve or invent items that they can use every day. They will have to put their ideas down on paper and be able to explain to me their project ideas. I will input their ideas into a 3D cad system so that they can see what their ideas look like in a CAD presentation. Using the CAD models, they will present their ideas to their classmates. Then I will use the 3D printer to have their ideas come to life. This does several things that are important to STEM. It starts the ideas of a team, working together, create ideas. Another element is that I want the students to be able to communicate their ideas (what good is an idea if you can’t share it).
Candace GrayGAGreater San Diego Science and Engineering FairNoneI am volunteering as a judge for the science fair.
Marwan AzzamGA/EMSRolling Hills Elementary School, San Diego CANoneJudge at engineer fair.
Lamar GilliamGA/EMSRolling Hills Elementary School, San Diego CANoneI will be participating as a judge for Rolling Hills Elementary’s annual science and engineering fair on Monday March 27 from 8:15-10:30AM
Diane TranGA/EMSRolling Hills Elementary School, San Diego CANoneI will be participating as a judge for Rolling Hills Elementary’s annual science and engineering fair on Monday March 27 from 8:15-10:30AM.
Simon AbatayGA/EMSRolling Hills Elementary School, San Diego CANoneHelping with judging of science and engineering student projects.
Gregg PriddieGA/EMSRolling Hills Elementary School, San Diego CANoneI will be judging a science and engineering fair at the Rolling Hills Elementary School. Also see attached letter email from the Elementary School.
Jacob WoodGA/EMSSWE, San Diego, CANoneHelping with science activity with SWE.
Cherish RodriguesGA-EMSRolling Hills Elementary School, San Diego, CANoneServed as a judge at the 3rd Annual Science and Engineering Fair at Rolling Hills Elementary School. Based on set judging criteria determined grade level award winners and provided brief comments on each project.
Jennifer ChichiocoGA-ASI/ASPoway Unified School District, Poway, CAThe event will include introducing the girls to a diverse group of outstanding female GA engineers via a panel discussion, provide the girls with a fun hands on engineering activity, and a tour of the manufacturing facilities for the students and their teachers to showcase the technology and products GA designs and builds.The event will include introducing the girls to a diverse group of outstanding female GA engineers via a panel discussion, provide the girls with a fun hands on engineering activity, and a tour of the manufacturing facilities for the students and their teachers to showcase the technology and products GA designs and builds.
Vimala NarasimhanGA-ASI/ASPoway Unified School District, Poway, CAThis funding will support the cost of hosting a High School Engineering day to high potential high school girls to encourage them to consider engineering careers.The event will include introducing the girls to a diverse group of outstanding female GA engineers via a panel discussion, provide the girls with a fun hands on engineering activity, and a tour of the manufacturing facilities for the students and their teachers to showcase the technology and products GA designs and builds.
Ioana Diana BroomeGA-ASI/ASPoway Unified School District, Poway, CAThis funding will support the cost of hosting a High School Engineering day to high potential high school girls to encourage them to consider engineering careers.The event will include introducing the girls to a diverse group of outstanding female GA engineers via a panel discussion, provide the girls with a fun hands on engineering activity, and a tour of the manufacturing facilities for the students and their teachers to showcase the technology and products GA designs and builds.
Jared CuppGA-ASI/MSRolling Hills Elementary School, San Diego CAUAV science giveaways from GA as prizes to science fair winners/entries.Judging the science fair, interacting and encouraging students, talking with teachers about my career.
Lois YuGA-ASI/ASRolling Hills Elementary, Rancho Penasquitos, CANoneJudging student science projects 815 to 1030 on 3/27/2017
Hugo CarbajalGA-ASI/ASRolling Hills Elementary School, San Diego CANoneJudge the students’ experiments and projects.
Mima TrayanovaGA-ASI/ASGreater San Diego Science and Engineering FairNoneReviewing and interviewing students’ projects and judging their work and effort at the 63rd Annual Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair.
Joe IppolitoGA-ASI/ASGreater San Diego Science and Engineering FairNoneEnergy and Environmental Engineering Lead Judge in 2016
Edwin WardGA-ASI/ASMorse High School, San Diego, CANoneSTEM talk at School Lecture Hall. I will prepare interesting slides about myself and my background and also show some slides showing some engineering/science concepts (e.g. electromagnetic spectrum) and some of its applications. I may bring in something to play (i.e. Field Fox & antenna) with to peak interest in the students if I can make it interesting enough.
Nikki CasebierGA-ASI/ASVintage Math/Science Technology Magnet Elementary School, North Hills, CAVEX Robotics ItemsThese items will be used by all students in the robotics club teaching them how to program for robotics. They will also be used in Robotics competitions. I will be spending time at the Robotics meetings lending support to the instructors teaching the students. I also have been providing the computer lab support on recruiting students to the robotics team during their school functions (Nasa Night)
Ngoc (Andy) TranGA-ASI/ASMt. Carmel High School, San Diego CAThe funding will be used to build the robot representing Mt. Carmel High School in the Regional Science Olympiad Competition.I will be advising students with designing and implementation of their robot.
Aaron SinghGA-ASI/ASCarlton Hills Elementary School, Santee, CAWill purchase 10 Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kits for the school.I will be presenting a short lesson on simple circuits and electricity, I will then show the class how to build a circuit, and they will break into groups to use the Circuit Kits to build their own circuits. I will talk about how circuits work, and how they are necessary for use in robotics, and tie that back into a brief discussion on the UAVs we build at GA and what I do here.
David ZhangGA/EMSLiving Stream Christian Church, Vista, CALego Mindstorms EV3 Robot and MicroscopeWill demonstrate electronic and mechanical control of robot, and teach basic programming for grown up kids.
Joe BayerGA-ASI/ASPoway High School, Poway CAQty two microscopes for 9th Grade Honors Biology Course.Joe Bayer visited and volunteered for an overlapping period. I will be volunteering later in the month as they begin their “cell” period.