2020 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 ParticipantCompanySchoolMaterials PurchasedActivity
Michael DeshlerGA-ASIGA-ASIGA-ASIDeshler talked about cyber security and hacking including his recent experiences at a Hackathon associated with LA Auto Show developing applications for autonomous vehicle fleets. Deshler introduced students to UCSD computer engineering projects for the ECE-191 industry project course GA-ASI sponsors and agreed to act as judge for students’ “invention convention” in spring 2020
Alan LuiGA-ASIDingeman Elementary School, San Diego, CAWeDo 2.0 Core Set by LEGO® Education; WeDo 2.0 Replacement Pack by LEGO® Education; WeDo 2.0 Medium Motor by LEGO® EducationReceived the Lego WeDo 2.0 kits, coordinated 2nd grade students to work in pairs along with 4th grade students that had experience using the WeDo kits (it’s the “buddy system” that we often use in these situations). The lesson is computer-based and I guided the students through the lesson which involved building a windmill, pairing the windmill to the computer via Bluetooth, then writing a simple program to control the windmill motor. Once the students reached success with getting their windmills to function, they were allowed to customize their windmills and the program that commands them.
Courtney WainwrightGA-ASIJordan High School, Sandy UTNoneMentor FRC students: provide engineering knowledge, manufacturing best practices, and project management best practices to support their robot build
Scott RegisterGA-ASITutorMate (Walker Elementary – Santa Ana CA)NoneParticipation in the TutorMate program for reading tutors.
Connie NickersonGA-ASITutorMate; Walker Elementary School, Santa Ana CANoneUsing TutorMate to help teach first grade student improve reading skills.
Paul FerrellGA-EMSSan Diego High School, San Diego CARobot PartsI am the lead mentor for FIRST Robotics team #4583
Randy ElkinsGA-ASIMagnolia Science Academy, San Diego CAPirchased (1) VEQ IQ kit for the Robotics program at Magnolia Science Academy.Talked with sixth-grade members of the VEQ IQ Robotics team and specifically discussed how GA-ASI uses various technologies to command and control unmanned aerial vehicles remotely.
Nick KemmeGA-EMSSaint Augustine High School, San Diego CARobotics parts (wheels, tools, and axle collars) and a variety of power tools (drill, driver, saw, drill bits, drill guides) were purchased for the classes to aid in their builds.I visited Saint Augustine High School twice, presenting about GA and engineering principles the first time along with helping the students build and test their designs. The second time, I helped them build new structures for the engineering class as well as provided more project help for the robotics class.
Colin ChrystalGADETOUR (Depositing Empowerment Through Outreach & Urban Redevelopment), San Diego CAStudents from the DETOUR group were able to arrange transportation to DIII-D for a presentation on fusion, a tour of the site, and two labs with equipment to take home: a basic spectrometer and electric motor.I organized the tour of DIII-D from the GA side: generated a pre-tour vocabulary sheet, gathered equipment into kits for the labs, recruited other tour guides, and ran the spectroscopy lab. The spectroscopy lab involved presentation of information about electromagnetic radiation, guided construction of simple spectrometers, and guided identification of gasses in discharge tubes
Stephani SwannGA-ASIAmerican Association of University Women (AAUW) in conjunction with the San Bernardino Superintendent of Schools Alliance for Education and Victor Valley College STEM Department, Victorville, CAEach year, the local branch of the AAUW organizes and sponsors the “Celebrating Women in Math & Science” conference for 300 local 8th grade girls. Their cafeteria provides box lunches. Box lunches for 300 student participants and teachers/chaperonesI presented a workshop for the participants called “How to Build a Drone.” We led the students in an activity to build their own version of the core materials used in the composite manufacturing process. The students were able to interact directly with composite pieces from the actual airplane and got to see the raw materials used in the manufacturing process.
Donna MirabellaGA-ASIEllen Browning Scripps Elementary, San Diego CAScience To Go program at Fleet Science Center.; Forces in Action workshopAssisted in the classroom with the presentation. Shared my engineering career and aerospace experiences. Chaperoned a facilitated activity (rollercoaster build and aerospace parachute build) with students. Led small group activities. Answered questions regarding engineering careers.
Louie WongGA-EMSDouble Peak School, San Marcos CAPurchases 3 Samsung Galaxy tablets.The tablets have been setup with internet connectivity and the school approved coding apps have been uploaded to each tablet. I continue to return to the classroom on a weekly basis when my GA work schedule permits me to. I assist the kids with coding assignments. The children use the tablets to complete coding assignments.
Barton McDowellGA-ASIFRC Team NOMAD Inc., Escondido CAPurchase of miscellaneous robotics parts for FRC Team NOMAD Inc. competing in FIRST Robotics competitions.I serve as a Design and Mechanical Engineering Mentor for the FRC 6995 NOMAD team. I mentor the students in the team in all aspects of the competition. I will be ordering parts to use for the robotics for both education and competition.
Chad RutherfordGA-ASIAnaheim Elementary School District, Aanheim CA1 Makeblock mBot Robot Kit that the kids assemble, that runs on software they code; 1 Apple iPad to code and operate the robot.We began with a PowerPoint giving an overall summary of GA-ASI, who we are, what we do etc. From there I talked about drones, the manufacturing/assembly process and how many people from many different backgrounds have a hand in the process. I touched on the people inspecting the parts, the people building the aircraft, the programmers and so on. After this, we broke up into teams of two students. Each student team had a robot kit to build and several adults including another GA employee helped the students assemble the robots as I demonstrated. Once we finished assembling the robots I talked about how they can be controlled by remote control or run programs that they create. We played with the programming feature of the robots using the iPad then let the kids control the robots outside on the playground.
Kerry RutherfordGA-ASIAnaheim Elementary School District, Aanheim CA7 Makeblock mBot Robot kits that the kids assemble, that runs on software they code.We began with a PowerPoint giving an overall summary of GA-ASI, who we are, what we do etc. From there I talked about drones, the manufacturing/assembly process and how many people from many different backgrounds have a hand in the process. I touched on the people inspecting the parts, the people building the aircraft, the programmers and so on. After this, we broke up into teams of two students. Each student team had a robot kit to build and several adults including another GA employee helped the students assemble the robots as I demonstrated. Once we finished assembling the robots I talked about how they can be controlled by remote control or run programs that they create. We played with the programming feature of the robots using the iPad then let the kids control the robots outside on the playground.
Landon CarlsonGA-EMSSan Diego Regional Science Olympiad, San Diego, CAThe funds were used to purchase tools and supplies to run multiple events at the annual regional Science Olympiad competition.I was the event captain for the Boomilever event for the middle school Science Olympiad competition with about 70 teams. I coordinated the preparation and event setup for the competition day, and all testing logistics. I directed 7 volunteers and was responsible for them to provide a consistent test scenario for each team of students to test the maximum weight their boomilever could hold.
Alan Woodward ‘Woody’ SnyderGA-ASISalina South Middle School, Salina KSProgrammable https://www.sphero.com/education/ robots and https://www.knex.com/knex-education-amusement-park-experience-setPresentation of Engineering, Aerodynamics and Flying to 140 middle school students in South Salina Middle School Careers Class– Q&A, then presented an introduction to General Atomics using http://www.ga.com/ Products and Services, showed the video from May 2018 Iki Island Japan flights http://www.ga-asi.com/iki-flights, then completed careers discussion using https://www.ga-careers.com/. Q&A.
Melissa WallaceGA-ASIDingeman Elementary School, San Diego CALEGO WeDo 2.0 sets, replacement pack, motorI was part of a group of parents that did the following: received the Lego WeDo 2.0 kits, coordinated 2nd grade students to work in pairs along with 4th grade students that had experience using the WeDo kits (it’s the “buddy system” that we often use in these situations). The lesson is computer-based and we guided the students through the lesson which involved building a windmill, pairing the windmill to the computer via Bluetooth, then writing a simple program to control the windmill motor. Once the students reached success with getting their windmills to function, they were allowed to customize their windmills and the program that commands them. This was a beginner level lesson that is designed for grades 1 thru 3.
Bernard LaguerreGA-ASIEXPO day at the Petco Park Science & Engineering Festival, San Diego CANoneGA employees and I demonstrated how to use different STEM-related games and the technology fundamentals behind them for students ages 7-13. Some demos included Cue Robots that teach kids a fun way to code. Turing tumblers and interactive Virtual Reality (VR) games on the Oculus Rift were also available so that the kids could learn about electronics, app and game design.
Travis EvansGA-EMSRolling Hills Elementary School, San Diego CANoneWorked as a volunteer science fair judge at Rolling Hills Elementary school. Provided feedback on their projects and encouraged the children to learn more about Science and Engineering.
Lungsheng Sean LinGA-EMSArcadia High School, Arcadia CAPurchase a FRC control system, NI roboRIO am-3000I have been the FRC mentor for 5 years. Mentoring students during FIRST robot construction, including short lecture of better design concept, system engineering, mechanic calculation, modification/suggestion to existing design.
Anh TruongGA-ASIPoway Unified School District, Poway CANoneI attended a “career fair” at Poway middle schools to expose students to industry. - I introduced GA’s aircrafts to the students, encouraged students to engineer, specifically aerospace, and showed students different parts of the aircraft.