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
Biliana ShieldsGA-ESISt. Mary school; Escondido, CADocument cameraUse of document camera
Craig CampbellGA-ASILegacy Jr. High, Layton, UTMindstorm Lego robotics kitMentor Mindstorm
Chiquita BoxGAPoway High School; Poway, CARobotics partsMentor robotics
Tom KnochenhauerGA-ESIBernardo Heights Middle School, Rancho Bernardo, CAMycroCam video camera for microscopeHow Lynx radar works; how ESI dosimeters work/manufactured
Heather WilkensGASan Diego HS of Science and Technology, San Diego, CARadiation shielding kitAssist with radiation kit lesson; brief description of my scientific career 
David MoonGA-SIStansbury, Tooele, Grantsville High Schools, UTRobotics partsSupport FIRST robotics team
Andrew LeBlancGAStudent Sustainability Outreach Day at UCSDBiogreen Leaf CalculatorsDiscuss Fusion Science, participate in workshop to encourage students to major in STEM, and talk about careers
Linden P. BlueGA-ASILa Jolla High School; La Jolla, CAChemistry lab materials; Molecular modeling workshop Talk about uranium mining chemistry
Bobby RussellGA/ITQuest for Stars ProgramLogisitics and travel support for student participation in 10/14/12 flightMentor students for 10/14/12 flight; speak to classes at High Tech High
Rick WilkinsonGA-ASIInnovations Academy, San Diego, CA Electronic parts for DIY Microphone building workshop.Create DIY tutorial and host a microphone building workshop for the Media Arts Lab. Discuss the science of sound recording, while students build as many as 55 functional microphones from common electronic parts. 
Steven P. JensenGA-ASIHeritage Christian School, San Diego, CAUltrasonic motion detector and dynamics cart+track systemTrain physics teacher on use of equipment, assist in class, discuss careers in science
Darrell E. NakawakiGA-ASIHeritage K-8 Charter School, Escondido, CA4 microscopes for a kindergarten classroomHelp students to use microscopes and  understand what they are seeing 
Martin GerdomGA-ASIUniversity City HS, San Diego, CAEntrance fees for 4 teams for San Diego Science OlympiadCoach for the robotic arm competition in the San Diego Science Olympiad
Joe IppolitoGA-ASILongfellow Elementary; San Diego, CALego Mindstorms NXT robotGave brief on STEM, engineering experiences, and robotics to 3rd grade class. Demoed the Mindstorms NXT robot to students, explained how each of the sensors worked.
Carlos LinGA-ASICapri Elementary, Encinitas, CAMaterials for Lego Mindstorm robotMentoring students, discuss prototyping and testing, give presentation on how robotics
Daren WadeGA-ASIThe Classical Academy, Escondido, CAEvent fees for First Lego League Robotics competitionLead coach and mentor for the Jr. First Lego League Robotics program for grades 1-3
James LinlorGA-ASIThe Rhoades School, Encinitas, CAPurchase Mindstorm Lego Robotics equipment and softwareTalking about my career, the uses of math and science in my job and what I had to study, and giving a presentation on Synthetic Aperture Radar and its uses on the Predator for DoD, environmental, and public safety missions.
Landon CarlsonGA-ASISan Diego Science OlympiadSupplies for middle and high school studentsI wil be event captain administering one event at this competition.  
Richard StephensGASan Diego Science OlympiadMaterials  for middle and high school studentsEvent captain for Mission Possible for middle school and Technical Problem Solving for high school.
Kassi MarshallGA-ASISan Diego Science OlympiadSupplies for  high school studentsI wil be event captain administering one event at the high school competition.  
Brian ParrisGA-ASISan Diego Science OlympiadSupplies for high school studentsI wil be event captain administering one event at the high school competition.  
Michael DeshlerGA-ASIAda Harris Elementary School; Cardiff, CAPurchase 4 screens  for 6th grade classroomTalking about my career.  Discussing Computer science careers and paths to success.
Victoria WilsonGA-ASIPainted Rock Elementary, Poway, CA2 microscopes and prepared slides;  Math Magnetic Boards and Division Collision GameAssist in teaching children to use microscope, make observations, characterize plants/animals, use tools to analyze information.  Aid teacher with math.
David NortonGA-ASITorrey Pines Elementary, La Jolla CAMisc science materialsAssist 4th grade (3 classes) tour of the USS Midway that will cap their Electricity and Magnetism Science section; relate electrical and magnet issues on the ship and aircraft to what they have learned in the classroom.
Jeff SheeronGA (ITER)Longfellow Elementary; San Diego, CAPurchase of "Lego Mindstorms Education NXT Software and Site License".  Demonstrating the Lego Mindstorm robot capabilities to a 3rd grade class.  Demonstrating the programming environment and how software can be used to automate and control the robot.
James FerrellGA-ASI/RSGVintage Hills Elementary; Temecula, CAThe funds were used to provide 2 tablets for use in the classroom for science Apps such as Physics Sketchpad, Anatomy 3D, 3D Brain, Physics Gizmo, and Google Sky.  I gave an overview of lasers to the class, then proceeded to give them examples from programs I have worked on in the past.  During the presentation, I had multiple students get up and act out different "laser" functions, such as photons moving in random directions, then having them line up coherently between 2 mirrors.
Ray BernierGA-ASIAlamosa Park Elementary; Oceanside, CAMaterials for electromagnetism experimentsI will be leading the 5th grade students in electromagnetic experiments, discussing the formula behind the experiment and how to calculate the expected results.  
Chris GeraciGA-ASIMurrieta Springs Adventist Christian Academy (MSACA), Murrieta, CAGlencoe Physical Science with Earth Science, Teacher Classroom Resources and Levenhuk 320 Biological Microscope for the science lab.Delivered a PowerPoint presentation on Meteorology to the 5th -10th grade students.  
Timothy ScottGA-ASICasillas Elementary School. Chula Vista, CAPurchase Styrofoam and balsa wood model aircraft to be used in class and after the lecture. Provide a general overview brief on the fundamentals of flight using a power point slide show, large Styrofoam hobby aircraft, and small balsa wood aircraft for the students to fly. There will be three rotations of 12 students for a total 36 who will receive the lecture. After the lecture is complete, the students will watch a basic flight demonstration of the topics covered. The students will then assemble the balsa wood aircraft and fly/observe them to test their hypotheses on control surface movement.
Kyle WirthGA-ASISan Elijo Elementary, San Marcos, CAMicroscope, slides, litmus paper, safety glasses and flash drives.I will talk about my career to 5th graders, setup the microscope and show them some sample slides (Wide assortment of specimen glass slides of animal tissues, insect parts, plant parts, etc. for students to learn science
Linden P. BlueGA-ASILa Jolla High School, La Jolla, CAPhysics class supplies: LED, robot kitsPresentation to 3 physics classes on nuclear fusion. Presented plasma and magnetism concepts with Rick Lee, using various existing demonstration props, to illustrate the effect ofthese principles in man-made nuclear fusion.
Jovana HoGA-ASIThe Institute of the Americas Science and Innovation Summer Camp at UCSD9 Junior Solar Sprint Kits and misc electrical and construction materialsHelp students build solar cars, investigate advanced informatics, and  focus on how science can serve society, especially through innovation in Latin America in the areas of environment, climate change, and alternative energy.  
Mark WintersmithGA-ASI5th annual International Robotics Competition at Fleet Science Museum The funds were used to purchase equipment for the robotics obstacle courseCompetition score keeper, assisted with awards presentation, helped with tear down of facility.
Dave FisherGA Meadowbrook Middle School, Poway, CAPurchase Clawbot kit robot for use in the Science Olympiad Robo-Cross CompetitionCoaching Science Olympiad Robotics event "Robo Cross", once weekly from 10/10/13-2/8/14
Claudia MoweryGA-ASIRichland Elementary School, San Marcos, CAPurchase of owl pellets to demonstrate the topic of "Ecosystems – Producers & Consumers"Impart lesson to all fourth grade classes (143
 children throughout the entire day).
Ken BorchikGA-ASIEscondido Adventist Academy (EAA), Escondido, CAEnergy and Motion Lab (x4) for  Integration into the Physics program for grades 9 through 12 in identifying, demonstrating, and calculating motion, energy, and force.Mechanical Engineer (Matt Whigham) and I gave a lecture on the basic aspects of Unmanned Air Vehicles and Principals of Flight. We brought airfoils, model aircraft (with moving flight controls), and static aircraft models along with a power point presentation.   
Jonathan WahlmannGA-ASIStone Ranch Elementary School, San Diego, CA iPad-mini for use in the classroom to assist in lesson delivery Participated in thePadres Science Day at the ballpark as a chaperone for the class. In this capacity I provided guidance and answers to questions the kids had during science demonstrations put on by General Atomics and other organizations.
Steven P. JensenGA-ASI/MSHeritage Christian School, San Diego, CA Buy the school 2 new microscopes and accessories I gave a presentation that included, where I work, the kinds of things GA does, and what I do. The meat of the presentation was on laser tweezers, how they work, what they are used for and some demonstrations showing what they can do. 
Donna MirabellaGA-ASIEllen Browning Scripps Elementary School,   San Diego, CARegistration fee for Fleet Science Center "Science To Go: Insect Inspectors" Program and Butterfly Kit for classroomTalking about career in Engineering, participating in the classroom learning activity.
Clark SchiferlGA-ASI/ASPoway High School, Poway  CA Robot parts kits, competition entrance fees, traveling expenses, tools and machines, leading middle school FIRST teams, and much more.I will be mentoring the Scout team this season.  The Scout team is responsible for developing score sheets based on the rules of the challenge, providing a tutorial and training to students who will scout each match, recommend a weighting system to rank the other teams, compiling and analyzing all the scoring data for the competition, and participating in the selection of the alliance teams desired for the final.
Christoph HiemckeGA-ASI/ASPoway High School, Poway  CAThe funds would be used to generally support the Poway High School "Team Spyder" Robotics Club, which participates in FIRST Robotics. Funds are typically used to pay for robot parts and expenses related to participation at the competitions.  I am currently a mentor on the Mechanical sub-team of Team Spyder.  My roles include teaching the pupils about the engineering design process and about how to use the mechanism tools within the CAD system
Matthew CulleyGA-ASI/ASPoway High School, Poway  CAThe funds would be used to generally support the Poway High School "Team Spyder" Robotics Club. Funds are typically used to pay for robot parts and expenses related to participation at the competitions. I am currently a mentor on the Mechanical sub-team of Team Spyder.  My roles include teaching the pupils about the engineering design process along with machining parts, building electrical and pneumatic systems.  
David NortonGA-ASITorrey Pines Elementary, La Jolla CAMisc science materialsAll of 5th grade will be taking a tour of the Reuben H Fleet Science Center.  I will be assisting the students with the "On the Fly: Technology Takes Off" exhibition  I will be using my experience as a GA-ASI PM and background as a Naval Aviator to help the students understand the basics of flight.
Brad JohnsonGA-ASIBernardo Heights Middle School, and Chapparal Elementary, San Diego, CAA Board Of Education (BOE) boebot was purchased as part of a robot workstation. Makey-Makey keyboard – Lesson in conductivity and resistance using a fruit piano and video game interface.
 Sunspot wireless sensors – Lesson in acceleration, frequency, and LEDs using the sensors as word wands and running the units on an air track and plotting the velocity over time.  Snap Circuits – Hardware snap together circuit building station using the motors, flying propeller, water, speakers, and light bulbs. Gadget exploration – Using common tools, disassembly and and identification of internal circuitry on devices such as a clock radio, hard drives, laptops, kids toys, cell phones, and keyboards.
 Line follower robot – Activity building up to a line building program involving software programming, battery power, servos, microprocessor, and IR detectors. 
Michael DeshlerGA-ASIAda Harris Elementary School; Cardiff, CAThree large screens for use with high definition projectors were purchased and delivered to the school and installed in grades 3 and 4  classrooms;  
 headphones for use with lessons on tablet computers. 
Presentations involved engineering careers with demonstrations of computer programming and video applications with analytics. The demos were combined with a remote controlled camera,  mounted on an autonomous robot (Roomba) platform.  Some discussions with students involved on-line safety based upon the (ISC)2 Safe and Secure On-line program. Instructional videos were provided with earphones for use with table computers.
Linden P. BlueGA-ASILa Jolla High SchoolBio-Rad DNA Helix Necklace Module;  Bio-Rad Genes In A Bottle Kit Presentation on nuclear energy technology of the future
Lane CarlsonGA/IFTSan Diego Science OlympiadSupplies for an annual science competition among teams from middle and high schools in San Diego.I was the event captain administering one event at this competition.  This involves planning and logistics beforehand and then working with 5-10 volunteers on the day of the competition to proctor the competition and judge the designs, knowledge, and skills of the students from ~80-100 teams.
  Bernardo Heights Middle School, San Diego, CAPurchased equipment/materials for dissection lab – cow eyes, scissors, scalpels, forceps, etc.Helped students use equipment and microscopes during dissection lab.
Jack YangGA-ASGWestview High School Robotics, San Diego, CA Fund robotics program: registration for competitions, materials, tools for a new machine shop, branding supplies. Mentor students for robotics concepts such as circuits and building
Carlos LinGA-ASI/RSGCapri Elementary, Encinitas, CAFunding for a coaching workshop through FIRST Lego League for 3 coaches. I will help coach the team.  I will continue with concepts that were introduced to the team last year: breaking down a problem into smaller components; prototyping, test and validation, post mortem to discuss lessons learned.  I will demonstrate how math is essential in finding solutions.
Paul LevyGA-EMSStone Ranch Elementary School, San Diego, CAElenco Snap Circuit kits and teacher and student guidesI will assist in the classroom with small circuit projects.
Radhika SrivatsaGA-ASI/ASTorrey Pines High SchoolBotball Tournament Material+Registration CostHelp with Software Programming and Management tasks for the Botball competition
Barton McDowellGA-ASIClassical Academy, Escondido, CAPurchase programmable robot and materials to build robot to compete in First Lego League competition.I will be coaching on a robotics team. This will involve helping the students develop concepts and trouble shooting in order to program a robot to perform a variety of tasks related to disaster preparedness and relief. Teach basic engineering skills to help the team find workable solutions for the set of problems the robot must overcome. 
Timothy ScottGA-ASICasillas Elementary School, Chula Vista, CAPurchase of balsa wood glider airplanes that the students would assemble and fly after receiving a lesson on aerodynamics.Presented a course on the fundamentals of aerodynamics followed by a flight lab in which the students attempted to predict aircraft flight path, glide distance, and maneuvering after manipulating their aircraft control surfaces.
Don CzechowiczGA/IFTGirls Technology Conference and Expo 2104, Mira Costa CollegeSupplies for cryogenic ice cream demonstrations and other incidentalsScience demonstrations for 250 6th-9th grade girls and parents at Girls Technology Conference and Expo at Mira Costa College
Court WainwrightGA-ASIWrightwood Academy of Arts & Science, Wrightwood, CAPurchase Lego robotics equipment and sensorsCoach and mentor for the Lego robotics program
Walter (Dee) WilsonGA-ASITwin Peaks Middle School, Poway, CAFunding will be used to pay for the
 registration of 5 teams from Twin Peaks Middle School for the San Diego Regional Science Olympiad
 competition February 7, 2015.
Mr. Wilson coaches the Twin Peaks Middle
 School Elastic Launched lider ev nt. His coaching sessions started in early October and will continue
 until February, 2015.
Khanh (Kayla) PhanGA-HRBlack Mountain Middle School, San Diego, CATo help purchase Robotic Kits for use in Science Olympiad “RoboCross” Competition. https://scilympiad.org/bmms-so Provide parent supervisory support in helping students build robots for Science Olympiad Robotic Events “RoboCross”.
Chau NguyenGA-EMSHarriet Tubman Village Charter School. San Diego, CAButterfly nurseries, science journals, plant labs, and related life science materials.I will assist the students to conduct, record, and explain their observations in their science journals using the science journals and kits. The students will be able to analyze, share, and discuss their observations and science experience with their classmates. The materials will empower and nurture the passion for science experiments and exploration in the young students. I hope that through this unique project, the young students can continue the path of discovering and enjoying the science world around them.
Jack YangGA-ASIWestview High School Robotics, San Diego, CA Fund robotics program: registration for competitions.Mentored on the system engineering approach for Robotic project planning and execution. Also mentored on the use of power tools and machinery.
Ngoc (Andy) TranGA-HRMount Carmel High School, San Diego CAPurchased materials for use in Science Olympiad Bridge Competition.Provided technical assistance and guidance to students during bridge building meetings.
Christopher NiemannGA-ASIKnob Hill Elementary, San Marcos, CAFunding would be used to cover a portion of the bus cost for a class field trip to the San Diego Air and Space Museum. Taught a 3 hour class on the basics of flight and different jobs in the aerospace industry and led museum tours at the San Diego Air and Space Museum
Ken BorchikGA-ASIEscondido Adventist Academy (EAA)Energy and Motion Lab (x4) for  Integration into the Physics program for grades 9 through 12 in identifying, demonstrating, and calculating motion, energy, and force.Mechanical Engineer (Matt Whigham) and I gave a lecture on the basic aspects of Unmanned Air Vehicles and Principals of Flight. We brought airfoils, model aircraft (with moving flight controls), and static aircraft models along with a power point presentation.   
Darrell NakawakiGA-ASGHeritage K-8 Charter School, Escondido, CAPurchase caterpillars, models of the egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly, along with books and science DVDs. Purchase life, physical, and earth science educational materials. For K, 1st grade and for use by entire school.I will help the students learn how to use the butterfly kits and understand their lifecycle and animal life cycles and a  variety of life science, physical science, and earth science experiments
Lisa PetrilloGARegional activity at San Diego HiltonIAEA-Fusion Student Science Workshop for room costs and give-aways, a one-page placemat about plasma/fusionGA’s EAC Communications Office will be putting on a one-day science program Oct. 7, 2012, for local science students, focused on fusion energy. We will have hands-on demonstrations as well as lecture portion of the event.
Lisa PetrilloGA-Energy and Advanced ConceptsBlack Mountain Middle School, Poway, CAMaterials for CSI component of Science Olympiad - Microscope and related.Assist in coaching a Science Olympiad event,  Crime Busters, to Black Mountain Middle School students. This is my 3rd year as Assistant Coach for the event. We lead the students through the science of forensics including analyzing fingerprints, DNA, fluids, powders. I help lead the program and provide the official parent oversight. 
William CapinskiGA-ASI/MSSherman Elementary School, San Diego, CAPurchased Sphero robots for Sherman Elementary School’s Technology classroom. This represented partial payment for 16 robots.I gave a presentation to a classroom about programming and discussed the relevance of this skill to STEM careers. I then assisted the children in trying out the Sphero robots.
Darrell NakawakiGA-ASI/ASHeritage K-8 Charter School, Escondido, CAThe tool supply center contains microscopes and slides with sample specimens,  thermometers, graduated cylinders, magnets, compasses, and measures. The employee assisted in demonstrating microscope usage and adjustment. Measurement cylinders were also used to demonstrate fluid density differences.  The students observed different specimens and  wrote up their experience and observations in a journal.  
Darrell NakawakiGA-ASI/ASHeritage K-8 Charter School, Escondido, CAStudents go on an awe-inspiring tour of the solar system, explore fascinating facts about the human body, and learn all about the life cycles of plants, insects & animals—with our engaging science readers! Each set includes 6 copies of 6 different titles.You get all 3 sets, each with 36 books (for a total of 108 books)The employee participated in a group reading session and helped go over lessons regarding space, life cycles and the human body. Students took turns reading passages from each section, discussed and asked questions and summarized the following in their reading journals:
 1. solar system and planets,
 2. life cycles of the human body and animals and plant
Paul LevyGA-EMSHighland Ranch Elementary, San Diego, CAElenco Snap Circuit kits and teacher and student guides and batteriesThere were approximately 30 students, paired 2 students per kit.  I introduced myself, provided some general information about the kits.  The students completed numerous projects.  I left the 11 Snap Circuit Kits purchased with their funds with the school. The feedback was very positive by both the students and the principal.
Dave FisherGA-ITSMeadowbrook Middle School, Poway, CAPurchase parts for robots for use in the Science Olympiad Robo-Cross CompetitionCoaching Science Olympiad Robotics event “Robo Cross”, once weekly
John MatzeGA-ASI/ASPoway High School, Poway  CATeam Spyder robotics was able to purchase VEX robotics parts required by the JV students. The remaining balance went to helping pay off of the T-Shirts which were purchased for the team. The Poway High School robotics team requires about $50,000.00 a year in order to teach students and build a competition ready robot. Without donors like GA, this would not be possibleDuring JV season I would guide students through the process of building and programming VEX robots. During the VEX competitions I would volunteer as a referee to oversee the matches. In the 2015 FIRST season, I would teach the robotics students about web programming. With my help the robotics students have been able to maintain and create websites in order to showcase their robot and safety procedures to the community. (http://www.teamspyder.org/)
Christoph HiemckeGA-ASI/ASPoway High School, Poway  CAThe team purchased 200 T-shirts that serve as the “uniform” during the competitions.   We also purchased a number of parts from Vex for our 2015 robot, including gearboxes, bearings, pulleys, sprockets, and belts.  I took a very active part all season, starting with planning the season in the summer, and delivering training at the beginning of the fall semester.  During the season, my main contribution was to help with the analysis of the robot.  We used hand calculations (spreadsheets) and Creo Mechanisms to look at the dynamics of the robot.  Also, we used both hand methods and Creo Simulate (finite element method) to design the structure and prevent failures.  
Michael RobertsGA-ASI/ASPoway High School, Poway  CAHigh School Robotics team material for developing a robot for competitions and public relations materials such as T-Shirts for the team.Parent advisory board participation, transportation of team members and robotics material.
Matthew CulleyGA-ASI/ASPoway High School, Poway  CAThe team purchased 200 T-shirts that serve as the “uniform” during the competitions.   We also purchased a number of parts from Vex for our 2015 robot, including gearboxes, bearings, pulleys, sprockets, and belts.  I mentored the Mechanical sub-team of Team Spyder.  My roles included teaching the students about good engineering design processes, along with how to machine parts and build electrical sub-systems.  The students learned that first article designs do not always work the first time they are put into practice and that troubleshooting, fine tuning the design or perhaps re-design may be required.  The more experienced students could also be found teaching the junior students how to safely use and work the various pieces of mechanical machinery.  
 As a mentor often our role was there to encourage the team, assure them of their capabilities, guide them on technical design and continually ask “what’s next” so that the schedule could be met.  We’d offer advice from best practices implemented in previous robotic years.  
Christopher HulickGA-EMSPainted Rock Elementary, Poway, CAMass and density sets (spheres, cylinders, cubes), electronic scales, wood supplies for ramps, and UV pens to support a mass and density demonstration.• Part 1: hands-on activity with spheres, cylinders, cubes, and scales. I gave a short presentation on the difference between weight, mass, and volume. The students document the largest, heaviest, and lightest objects using cubes and cylinders as analogues for asteroids, and scales as analogues for mass spectrometers.
 • Part 2: hands-on activity with golf balls, test spheres, plastic cups, and ramps.
 • Part 3: the presentation concluded with a Nasa video on the real asteroid missions.
Lois YuGA-ASIPoway Unified School District, Poway, CAThis funding will support the cost of hosting a High School Engineering day to high potential high school girls. The purpose of the event is to present engineering to in an appealing and tangible way to encourage the girls to consider engineering careers.Tour of GA-ASI manufacturing facilities (2 tour guides, 8 chaperones – all GA-ASI employees)
 Panel discussion (5 panel members, 1 moderator, 1 mic girl – all female GA-ASI engineers)
 Networking Lunch (17 female GA-ASI engineers, 2 GA-ASI department specialists)
 Engineering Activity (6 female GA-ASI engineers)
Lane CarlsonGA/IFTSan Diego Science OlympiadSupplies for an annual science competition among teams from middle and high schools in San Diego.I will be the event captain administering one event at this competition. This involves planning and logistics beforehand and then working with 5-10 volunteers on the day of the competition to proctor the competition and judge the designs, knowledge, and skills of the students from ~80-100 teams.
Kate Van DellenGA-ASIExploring Technology; Society of Women Engineers; San DiegoTo support hands-on learning activities, Agilent Kits will need to be purchased. This year we are using the Solar Energy kits that teach kids renewable energy sources.Participants will learn about the engineering and science of space flight. Girls will interact with local engineers while learning about how objects traverse the Solar System and beyond.
 GA employee Kate Van Dellen is a volunteer at the event where she leads a team of kids around to the various stations.
Paul LevyGA-EMSStone Ranch Elementary, San Diego, CAElenco Snap Circuit kits and batteriesThe 4th grade students at Stone Ranch Elementary had been studying basic circuits and electromagnetism. I did another presentation and allowed the students to work with the kits.
Brandon CrowleyGA-DIIIDBernardo Heights Middle School, San Diego, CATo purchase materials for and resources necessary for participation in Science Olympiad and Robotics challenge competition.In addition to helping regularly with the Science Olympiad and robotics club I will prepare and deliver a classroom presentation on Robotics and Nuclear fusion.
Donna MirabellaGA-ASIEllen Browning Scripps Elementary School, San Diego, CARegistration fee for Fleet Science Center “Science To Go: Insect Inspectors” Program. Registration fee for Fleet Science Center “Science To Go: Body Works” ProgramTalking about career in Engineering, participating in the classroom learning activity.
Michael T. ParkerGA-ASIFrancis Parker School – First Robotics Team 2485The funding was used to purchase robotics hardware consisting of two voltage regulator modules, three pneumatic control modules, and five pneumatic fittings.I served as a mentor during the 2015 First Robotics build season at Francis Parker, which included multiple evening and weekend sessions. I assisted the students with strategic design decisions for their robot, explained and demonstrated how pulse with modulation is used to control motor speeds, taught wiring and soldering techniques and how do identify and proper voltages and polarity for electronics, helped identify methods for using pneumatics.
Gideon PriorGA-EMSFlora Vista Elementary School, Encinitas, CAElectronics kits used to teach Ohms law, including breadboards, LEDs, resistors, cabling, alligator clips, batteries, battery clips, small DC motors.I will provide parental support in the classrooms helping students use the iPads for math and science enrichment programs so that new math and science skills can be learned. IPads will be available to all students (K – 6).
Aubry HarrisGA-ASI/AS   
Rick WilkinsonGA-ASIInnovations Academy, San Diego, CABuilding an interactive sandbox such as this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki8UXSJmrJE.
 Purchased a modern Video Card, DVD ROMs for data installation, an acrylic sheet for camera calibration, and hardware, adapters and cables to connect the system.
Guided 6th grade students during the design the sandbox table, installed the Linux operating system and Sandbox software, and guided student assembly of the table. After completion, all of the funded equipment will remain at Innovations Academy, and will be implemented during the 2015-16 school year and beyond. Basic topography, geography, and fluid dynamics could be explained and discovered using this tool. I will create a pictorial training procedure, including a BOM and assembly instructions, so that the project can be replicated and built by others.
Michael DeshlerGA-ASIAda Harris Elementary School; Cardiff, CALego EV3 Mindstorm Robot Kit with software from Lego Educational and Raspberry Pi 2 Kit from Amazon for and delivered them to Ada Harris Elementary School for use by technology teacher, Ms. Deb Heyer.Presented and demonstrated technology to 3rd and 6th graders using robot cleaning platforms with mounted camera. Gave demonstrations of programming with Python, talked about Safe and Secure Online practices and talked about engineering and cyber hacking.
Jay ZhangGA-EMSSolana Ranch Elementary, San Diego, CAPurchase programmable robot and materials to build robot to compete in First Lego League competition. (2015 EV3 Robot Set )• Recruited 5 students from 4th and 5th grade and had two team meeting
 • Camp up with the team name and logo
 • Had one team building activity
 • Arranged weekly meeting in the summer to learn programming and presentation skill
 • Preparing for the tournament in Nov. 2015
Victoria WilsonGA-ASIPainted Rock Elementary, Poway, CA1. 2 Heavy Duty School Microscopes
 2. 3 Electricity Discover Kit
 3. 6 Rainbow Fraction Tiles
I gave the students an introduction to Microscopes using a worksheet.  The prepared microscope slides were used to show the students various organic and man-made objects.
  I used the Circuit worksheet and taught them a basic lesson on circuits using a simple circuit diagram. 
J. RauchGA A set of magnets and magnetic experiment supplies, an OHAUS triple-beam balance, a hand-held Van-de-Graaf generator (“fun fly stick”), a separable Leyden jar, a few good stopwatches, the classic ball-and-ring thermal expansion demo, some Nylon ripstop fabric for triboelectric experiments, a frying pan for thermodynamics demonstrations, and some rubber stoppers for flasks.  Physics demonstrations: electromagnetic spectrum, emisssion and absorption spectra, 4 states of matter, sound and pressure, waves, tesla coils and lightning, cryogenics and water vapor (clouds), temperature/pressure and their effects on matter state changes, audible range of sound for humans, visible range of light for humans.
Jeff WarrenGA-ASI/ASSan Pasqual High School, Escondido, CAPurchase of miscellaneous robotics parts for San Pasqual High School competing in FIRST Robotics competitions. I served as assistant coach for the SPHS FIRST Robotics team. I mentored the students on the team in all aspects of the competition. Assisted students in making upgrades/repairs to 2 robots for Battle of the Border event.
Shaun WilliamsGA-ASI/ASLos Altos Elementary, San Diego, CASnap electrical circuit kits; Electronics kits; Magnetism kitsGiving science presentations and facilitating group activities throughout the school year on electrical circuits, Snap Circuits, and magnetism.
Tony KwanGA/EMS/AAGBlack Mountain Middle School, San Diego, CAThe funds will be used to register 4 BMMS teams for the San Diego Regional Science Olympiad Competition.Guide and assist the Science Olympiad students in building the Rube Goldberg(R) like devices for the ‘Mission Possible’ event.   
Yangyang YuGA-ASIStone Ranch Elementary School, San Diego, CAAn Osmo Genius Kit and a used Ipad 2 for the classroom. Demonstrated  how to use Osmo Numbers in the classroom. 
Rick WilkinsonGA-ASIInnovations Academy, San Diego, CA Purchased a modern Video Card, DVD ROMs for data installation, an acrylic sheet for camera calibration, and hardware, adapters and cables to connect the system.  
 Guided 6th grade students during the design the interactive sandbox, installed the Linux operating system and Sandbox software, and guided student assembly of the table.  After completion, all of the funded equipment will remain at Innovations Academy, and will be implemented during the 2015-16 school year and beyond.
Shaun WilliamsGA-ASI/ASLos Altos Elementary, San Diego, CASnap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit;  Thames & Kosmos Magnetic Science Kits In-class competitions with Snap-Circuits:  Students formed groups and used basic electrical circuit principles to achieve certain tasks with their circuits.  Magnetism: Taught students the principles of magnetism, and used magnetic science kits to discover magnetic characteristics of different materials. 
Michael AllweinGA-ASIPacheco Elementary School, San Luis Obispo, CAPurchase of Chrome Books to be used as a valuable tool for school STEM lessons and activitiesI will participate in a science activity in which students build a marble track around the classroom to see the effects of gravity, potential and kinetic energy.
Khanh (Kayla) PhanGA-HRBlack Mountain Middle School, San Diego, CATo help purchase materials & supplies needed for use in Black Mountain Middle School Science Olympiad events such as Mission Possible, Crime Buster, Bottle Rocket, etc.As part of the Science Olympiad SO Committee, duties and responsibilities will include providing volunteer hours and parent supervisory as needed to support students and event coaches with various events and ordering T-Shirts and/or materials/supplies to be used for Mission Possible event for SO students/participants.
Don CzechowiczGA-IF2nd Annual Girl Tech Conference & ExpoPurchase of equipment for LN2 Ice Cream Demonstration (Cauldron, Paddle, Whisk); Ice Cream ingredients, cups, spoons for up to 200-300 attendees.Demonstration of “Science and Something Good” LN2 Ice Cream Making; explanation of use of thought out procedure, safety, science going on.
 Exhibit with Plasma Ball, Magnetism examples, Posters for Students, Hand-held Microscopes
Chau NguyenGA-EMSHarriet Tubman Village Charter School. San Diego, CAThe fund will be used to buy 3 of Magformers Rainbow 30 Piece Set, 3 of Magformers Inspire 30 piece set, 1 Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!, and Magformers Wow Set 16 pcs. I was involved in explaining the basic principles of how magnets and gears work.  I was able to use everyday examples to show the students that gears and magnets are part of our everyday lives.   Using the Magformer kits, students were able to build simple structures and expanded to building operational carts.  Additionally, the students connected the gears to see how each gear is related to others.  Students will continue to use the Magformers and gears in class to develop new skills for building and appreciation for everyday science.  
David NortonGA-ASILa Jolla Elementary School, La Jolla CAPhysics book, weather charts, STEM games for childrenToured the USS Midway. Students were given electricity and magnetism instruction by the Midway Docents, I worked directly with the students during the class to support the instruction given by the Docents I led the class on a tour of the flight deck. My time as a Naval Aviator was used to explain the different aircraft and how flight deck operations worked. I answered detailed questions about the individual aircraft and general questions about how the catapult and arresting gear were used to launch and land aircraft as well as basic aerodynamics questions.
Heidi DeClueGA-HRLiteracy First Charter Schools / El Cajon, CAFunding will be used to purchase Outdoor Life Size Chess set for students to improve their critical thinking and problem solving skills as well as to learn how to strategize to a successful outcome.I will provide parental support in the classrooms helping students to learn strategies for the game as well as support them in discovering their ability to work as a team to problem solve.
Bobby RussellGA/ITSHigh Tech High Media Arts, Point LomaWe are using these funds to purchase consumables for a High Altitude Science flight with High Tech High School and will be conducting research with student built sensors. A 3d printed replica of Spaceship Two that was donated by NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center will also be flying onboard.I will be presenting in the classroom, working with kids offline to complete construction, and will launch the experiments with Students.
Stephen RegisterGA-ASI/ASBlack Mountain Middle School Rancho Penasquitos, CA)Triple beam balance and 220 Drawstring cinch bags with Black Mountain Middle School logo.I helped setup equipment, sign in students and hand out cinch bags and event wristbands for the Science Olympiad Regional Competition in Carlsbad.
Darrell NakawakiGA-ASI/ASHeritage K-8 Charter School, Escondido, CA4 – 7” Amazon Fire tablets I assisted the teacher with a review of the solar system. The students were setup at a couple of stations where they used the 7” tablets to view and compare planets using a planet app, “Kids Journey to the Planets.”  
Christoph HiemckeGA-ASI/ASPoway High School, Poway  CAUsing the GASSS funding, the team purchased a lot of parts for the robot, including wheelchair wheels and inner tubes, vinyl for making decals, an accelerometer and gyro board, gearmotors, compressor, pneumatic pressure switches, shaft collars, pressure regulators, pressure relief valves, electric motors, a voltage regulator, several motor controllers, sprockets, bearings, planetary gearboxes, bumper fabric, aluminum churro tubes, pneumatic wheels, and encoders.  I am currently a mentor on the Mechanical sub-team of Team Spyder.  My roles include teaching the pupils about the engineering design process and about how to use the mechanism and finite element tools within the CAD system.  I also help them with spreadsheet-based analyses.  
Elizabeth MandellGA-ASI/ASPoway High School, Poway  CARobot parts:  wheels, tires, tubes, motors, encoders, cables, gears, gearboxes, axles, hubs, radio control system, electronics controller, switches, compressor, regulators, pneumatics control module, voltage regulation modules, bumper fabric, misc bulk supplies, vinyl for decals (safety and sponsorship).Teaching and reviewing with the pupils a plan to improve and develop a comprehensive safety program for the 2015/2016 robotics season.  This involves assisting with creating a 40 second safety video.  Updating teams MSDS book and verifying basic MSDS data sheets available via an on line APP. Directing the team to create a universal Safety APP (A downloadable phone Application) to be utilized by the First organization team competition participants.   Assisting in creating and maintain an Engineering notebook which will capture the teams progress as evidence of our start to finish engineering development process.
David BerardelliGA-ASIPoway High School, Poway  CARobot parts:  wheels, tires, tubes, motors, encoders, cables, gears, gearboxes, axles, hubs, radio control system, electronics controller, switches, compressor, regulators, pneumatics control module, voltage regulation modules, bumper fabric, misc bulk supplies, vinyl for decals (safety and sponsorship).Worked with team to develop architecture to accomplish the tasks the robot needed to accomplish.  Assist in the design phase (consult), checked 2D drawings prior to machining to ensure producibility, taught basics of drafting, dimensioning and tolerancing, ongoing support to team to keep parts moving through, trouble shoot design and assist in making changes. Coordinating among the other mentors for coverage with the different team sub-teams.  Beginning planning for next year’s training sessions for the new students.
Matthew CulleyGA-ASI/ASPoway High School, Poway  CARobot parts:  wheels, tires, tubes, motors, encoders, cables, gears, gearboxes, axles, hubs, radio control system, electronics controller, switches, compressor, regulators, pneumatics control module, voltage regulation modules, bumper fabric, misc bulk supplies, vinyl for decals (safety and sponsorship).I am currently a mentor on the Mechanical sub-team of Team Spyder.  My roles include teaching the students about the engineering design process along with machining parts, building electrical and pneumatic systems for the robot.  I also help other sub-teams with the integration and troubleshooting process involving the demo robot.  I also try to teach the students sound practices and guidelines when it comes to machine shop safety.
Matthew WoodleyGA-ASIPoway High School, Poway  CAElectronics case, robots parts.I am working with the programing group to teach coding and show them how to test their software and implement it on the actual robot. I am also working with the electrical group teaching general electrical principles, control system fundamentals and guiding the students on all aspects of hands-on electrical integration tasks such as wire crimping, routing, signal integrity, hooking up power supplies, establishing a communication bus and dealing with EMI effects.Working with drive team to create a ruggedized computer drive station that is below the carry on size for airplane flights.
Aaron MandellGA-ASIPoway High School, Poway  CARobot parts:  wheels, tires, tubes, motors, encoders, cables, gears, gearboxes, axles, hubs, radio control system, electronics controller, switches, compressor, regulators, pneumatics control module, voltage regulation modules, bumper fabric, misc bulk supplies, vinyl for decals (safety and sponsorship).Worked with the students by offering my expertise and advice for completing tasks that utilize 3D software packages such as 3DSmax, Maya and AutoCad.   Additionally I am mentoring the APP development team, guiding them in learning PTC’s Thing Worx programming tool
Nicholas SandersGA-ASIPoway High School, Poway  CAVarious parts for the robot, aluminum, gearboxes, bearings, sprockets, electrical components and more.  T-shirts that serve as the team “uniform” used during competitions, were also purchasedMy primary interaction was with the boosters and other mentors, to provide financial tracking assistance. As the season progresses, I intend to work more with the students.
Zachary YazelGA-ASIPoway High School, Poway  CARobot parts:  wheels, tires, tubes, motors, encoders, cables, gears, gearboxes, axles, hubs, radio control system, electronics controller, switches, compressor, regulators, pneumatics control module, voltage regulation modules, bumper fabric, misc bulk supplies, vinyl for decals (safety and sponsorship).Met with key mechanical/CAD team members to teach the basics of how Windchill works and is incorporated into the Creo modeling/drafting software.  Taught modeling techniques and basics of constraining to the student Mech lead to be disseminated to the wider CAD team.  Assisted in correcting modeling issues with the existing assembly.  Beginning to outline skeleton of program to be implemented for future training sessions with Christophe Hiemcke and David Berardelli (other Mech Mentors)
Darrell NakawakiGA-ASI/ASHeritage K-8 Charter School, Escondido, CAFunding will supply students with a live butterfly kit, microscope, prepared insect slides and life cycles vocabulary readers. These materials will be used to show students the life cycle of a butterfly and provide supplemental resources for students.I assisted the teacher by attending a station where students used the microscope set to view various slides of plant and insect samples. Butterfly parts were compared with other insects and the students noted their observations. The students also read about the life cycles of the butterfly and along with their reading and lab observations wrote discussed their experience.
Ngoc (Andy) TranGA-ASIMount Carmel High School, San Diego CAThe funding was used to build a robot representing Mt. Carmel High School in the Regional Science Olympiad Competition. The robot can pick up pencils, pennies, ping pong balls and Lego pieces.Advising the students regarding the design of the robot, selection of servo motor and controllers, and operation strategy.
Katherine KucharskiGA-ASIWest Hills High School, Santee, CAThe funding bought equipment for an Industrial Technology class: shock proof dial caliper, a digital caliper, a rachet micro set, a square set, a professional combination level, a dial indicator, and a carbide countersink.I provided a tour of buildings A14 and A15 to a manufacturing technology class. I followed up this tour with a in class visit on 4/22/16 where John Stitt and I presented what got us interested in engineering and all the jobs required to design and build a remotely piloted aircraft. Following our explanation of our career path, we fielded questions from all students.
Lane CarlsonGA/IFTSan Diego Science OlympiadSupplies for an annual science competition among teams from middle and high schools in San Diego: trophy kits and wristbands.Event captain administering the Elastic-Launched Glider B division event, which took place on Feb. 6th, 2016.
Gregg PriddieGA-EMSRolling Hills Elementary School, San Diego CANoneConducted judging of science and engineering projects developed by students who attend Rolling hills Elementary School.
Chelsea TaborGA-ASIMultiple San Diego middle schools for SWE event at USDNoneParticipate in Society of Women Engineers Exploring Technology (SWEET), which features four science-based activities where the girls will learn to think like an engineer in a hands-on environment. Girls will interact with local engineers while learning about how engineering impacts nature and the world around them.
Val BelloraGA-ASIRolling Hills Elementary, Poway CANoneJudging science or engineering projects presented by Rolling Hills students at their school science and engineering fair
Brian ParrisGA-ASI/MSSan Diego Science OlympiadSupplies for an annual science competition among teams from middle schools and high schools in the San Diego area: Geological maps, stopwatches, model airplane kitI will be the event captain for the Electric Vehicle event. This involves planning and logistics beforehand as well as facilitating the event with a team of volunteers on the day of the competition.
Kassi Marshall RitterGA-ASI/MSSan Diego Science OlympiadSupplies for the Science Olympiad competition.I will be the event captain administering one event at this competition. This involves planning and logistics beforehand, writing a test and then working with ~5 volunteers on the day of the competition to judge the pre-made devices and proctor the tests of the students from ~50-80 teams
James O'HaraGA-ASI/MSScience Olympiad, San Diego CountyFees for hosting regional science competition for K-12 studentsI was an event captain for a regional Science Olympiad competition.
Ian HealyGA-ASIPoway Unified School District, Poway, CANoneWoman in Engineering Day at General Atomics; 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 cool technology and products GA designs and builds
Jason PachuraGA-EMSPoway Unified School District, Poway, CANoneWoman in Engineering Day at General Atomics; 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 cool technology and products GA designs and builds
Susan LinGAPoway Unified School District, Poway CANoneWoman in Engineering Day at General Atomics.
 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.
Don CzechowiczGAGrant Elemtary School, Santa Monica CANoneParticipate in Grant Elementary Sciene Expo "The Future is Cool"
Lizbeth Alejandra CazarezGA-ASI/ASWIN@GA Tours for the Women in Engineering Day at General AtomicsNoneWas a chaperone of the tour of building 14 and 15 for Women in Engineering Day at General Atomics. I helped explain to the girls about the college experience as a woman in science and the possible applications of different engineering degrees. Coached one of the teams.
Robert MintonGA-ASILiteracy First Charter Schools – Junior Academy; El Cajon CAFunding will be used to purchase Outdoor Life Size Chess set for students to improve their critical thinking and problem solving skills as well as to learn how to strategize to a successful outcome.Support will be provided in the classrooms helping students to learn strategies for the game as well as support them in discovering their ability to work as a team to problem solve.
Don CzechowiczGAGrant Elementary School, Santa Monica CAConsumable Supplies for Cryogenic Ice Cream Demonstration. Cream, Syrup, Cups, Spoons, Napkins for 300 to 400 StudentsWe will have a GA Team of 3-4-5 Volunteers Explaining Why Science is Fundamental to Understanding The World We Live In; and Why Science Can Be Fun…and Cool. With our Experienced Team We will Safely carry out our Auditorium Size Demonstration of Making Cryogenic Ice Cream. We will have a Question and Answer session Before/During Demonstration.
Lois YuGA-ASIDingeman Elementary; San Diego, CA• Book given away as prize for paper airplane that went the furthest
 • Book given away as raffle
 • Colored paper used to fold paper airplanes
 • Plastic bags used to hold the activity instructions and materials
 • Cookies given as snack at the end of the activity/lesson
90 minute presentation on Engineering and Aerodynamics and hands on activity. The presentation will include: STEM need and benefits, STEM stereotypes, What engineers do, Flight principles (lift, weight, drag, thrust), plane parts, axes of rotation (roll, pitch, yaw), Flight demonstration
Nicholas EidietisGASan Diego Cooperative Charter School 2, San Diego CANoneI gave a presentation about the states of matter and their transitions to 24 students.
Roland TolliverGAOcean Knoll Elementary, Encinitas CAThree STEM manipulatives:
 Giant Roller Ramps, Create-A-Chain Reaction STEM Kit, Blocks and Blueprints Learning Center
Three STEM manipulatives:
 Giant Roller Ramps, Create-A-Chain Reaction STEM Kit, Blocks and Blueprints Learning Center
Gregory WhighamGA-ASIRamona High School, Ramona CANoneTalking to a high school engineering class about our careers, how we engineer our products from the ground up, the company as a whole (Review a PowerPoint Presentation), and how our products make an impact in the life of the warfighter and our country.
Matthew WhighamGA-ASIRamona High School, Ramona CANoneTalking to a high school engineering class about our careers, how we engineer our products from the ground up, the company as a whole (Review a PowerPoint Presentation), and how our products make an impact in the life of the warfighter and our country.
David WhighamGA-ASIRamona High School, Ramona CANoneTalking to a high school engineering class about our careers, how we engineer our products from the ground up, the company as a whole (Review a PowerPoint Presentation), and how our products make an impact in the life of the warfighter and our country.
Ioana Diana BroomeGA-ASIPoway Unified School District, Poway CANoneWoman in Engineering Day at General Atomics.
 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.
Donna MirabellaGA-ASIEllen Browning Scripps Elementary, San Diego CAPolydron classroom basis kitTalking about career in Engineering.
 Volunteering during math lesson.
Lois YuGA-ASIMarshall Middle School; San Diego, CAModel airplane books for prizes.I will be giving an interactive presentation followed by a hands-on activity. The presentation will include: STEM need and benefits, STEM stereotypes, What engineers do, Flight principles (lift, weight, drag, thrust), plane parts, axes of rotation (roll, pitch, yaw), Flight demonstration
Michael DeshlerGA-ASIAda Harris Elementary School; Cardiff, CAThree Wonder Dash robots and 1USB /110V wall charger. Wonder Dash robots are controlled and programmed through
 apps on tablets and smart phones
Talked about engineering careers and demonstrated the robots.
Christopher FridayGA-ASIAda Harris Elementary, Cardiff CAThree Wonder Dash robots were purchased. Wonder Dash robots are controlled and programmed through apps on tablets and smart phones.General Atomics Sr. Engineers, Michael Deshler and Chris Friday, visited students in the technology classroom. Mr. Friday, a Certified Information System Security Professional, talked about on-line safety and dangers.
Roland TolliverGAOcean Knoll Elementary, Encinitas CADash & Dot Robot PackageII worked with the students on coding the Dash & Dot Robot to perform different functions.Students send basic commands to the robots to move them, light them up, and enable them to detect and interact with the world around them. We also discussed coding, software. I then let the students code the robot themselves.
Megan AmengGA-ASIPoway Unified School District, Poway CANoneWoman in Engineering Day at General Atomics.
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.
Sharon FinziGA-ASI/HRUrban Discovery Academy (Downtown San Diego)Tinker Toys, Legos, Urban garden/in-classroom greenhouse, materials for the Amazon Great Drone Drop for 2 different grades.I provided parental assistance in the classroom for the assigned activities on engineering, plant science and the drone drop. I was able to help foster and nurture the development of an idea into the planning of its execution.
Donna MirabellaGA-ASIEllen Browning Scripps Elementary, San Diego CAAdmission to Natural History Museum at Balboa Park ($6 each x 44 students) to see exhibits.Talking about career in Engineering, chaperoning field trip to Natural History Museum
Terry TomerlinGA-ASIOur Lady of Perpetual Help, Riverside CAScience lab equipment: 10 Dissection kits; 32 Vinyl aprons; 10 small aluminum trays; 1 Bio shield spray gallon; 10 sheep organ setsTerry will participate in career day discussion informing students about engineering careers; discuss Lab safety and demonstrate use of Lab kits; Purchase supplies: aprons, dissection kits, trays and sheep organs; These lab supplies will be used for 6th thru 8th grades.
Justin StriculaGA-EMSHigh Tech High, Point Loma, CA1.) Entrance/admin fees for the Conrad Challenge.
2.) Materials and supplies for the competition such as 3D printing material, display/presentation materials
3.) Fees for use of workshop/tools not available through HTH’s workshop or the group.
Went down to HTHI for a few consultation sessions. mentoring activities require me to provide them with a project or two to give them some real world exposure. They are often tailored to the student’s skillsets and interests so they can take it to the next level. A concept I often revisit with them and highlight is truly grasping the difference between energy and power.
- Provided entrance fees for one team to compete in Conrad Challenge.
- Provided cutting edge video/image capture for increased quality presentations (HTHI is heavily
involved in making their own movies as part of presentations).
Janine HicksGA-ASIGirl ScoutsNoneGave GA-ASI facility tour to 3 Girl Scouts and parents
Steve CelleGA-FusionHolmes Elementary; San DiegoExpenses would be used to purchase materials for the 3D printer, tools, paint etc for final product.I will go into the classroom and work with the class. The goals will be to have the students work together and create new ideas on how to improve or invent items that they can use every day. I will input their ideas into a 3D cad system so that they can see what their ideas look like and present to their classmates. Then I will use the 3D printer to have their ideas come to life.
Chelsea TaborGA-ASIPoway Unified School District (PUSD) which includes six high schoolsSchool Bus, supplies for an engineering activity, food for a networking lunchThis funding will support the cost of hosting a High School Engineering day to high potential high school girls. 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 cool technology and products GA designs and builds.
Linden P. BlueGA-ASIESET Foundation, IncRefreshments for Cyber Bootcamp participantsWill teach a broad variety of subjects needed for a student to have sufficient skills and knowledge to defend a network from cyber threats. Includes lectures and hands-on labs over the course of 5 days. These kids will later enter into competitions between schools on cyber security. Blue and Lunn will present a welcome to GA presentation
Brad LunnGA-ASIESET Foundation, IncRefreshments for Cyber Bootcamp participantsWill teach a broad variety of subjects needed for a student to have sufficient skills and knowledge to defend a network from cyber threats. Includes lectures and hands-on labs over the course of 5 days. These kids will later enter into competitions between schools on cyber security. Blue and Lunn will present a welcome to GA presentation
Steven BagdyGA-EMSPark Village Elementary School, San Diego CAFunding was spent on materials to do a group demonstration on current and resistance. The materials for this included a car battery jumper, a box of paperclips, two ring stands, and 6 light bulbs. After that, the interactive portion used funding to buy 50 white LEDs, 5 packs of 8 9V batteries, 9V battery clip connectors, 2 30 packs of pencils, and a pack of scotch tape.I used the car battery charger to melt the paperclips and explain current, resistance, and voltage potential. After melting 3 paperclips, one student asked if light bulbs work on the same idea. This allowed for a segway into causing light bulbs to burn out after the glass was removed to show it does work in a similar method. Once all the students were done, the school assistants passed out 9V batteries and LEDs and “tested” their circuits and helped fix them where necessary. They were then allowed to keep their papers and the LEDs and Batteries were given to the staff for their use as needed. Total amount of students for this activity and demonstration was ~70.
Bobby RussellGARio Seco Middle School; Santee CALaunch consumablesClassroom instruction work, logistics, and flight provider for student research.
John DamstraGA-ASIEastlake Middle School, Chula Vista, CARobotics equipment, registration fees for the iDESIGN Solutions VEX Robotics League of Chula Vista, and other costs like tools, parts and motors.Engineering mentor to the middle school students on the Eastlake Middle School Robotics Team.Provided guidance on engineering principals, mechanical design, robot building and programming. I also guided the students to recognize each other’s strengths and to work together as a team.
Isaac Vega LopezGA-ASIFoothills Christian Middle SchoolFirst Lego League Mindstorm hardware: ultrasonic range sensors, gyro sensor, servo motors, cablesGave interactive presentation about ultrasonic sensors, basic theory of operation, use cases and deployment.
Josh FergusonGA-ASIWest Point Jr. High, West Point, UTPurchase ROV kits, manuals, and practice soldering boardsWeekly club meetings after school We will be assembling Sea Perch ROV kits with the kids.
Chad NanneyGA-ASIWest Point Jr. High, West Point, UTPurchase ROV kits, manuals, and practice soldering boardsWeekly club meetings after school We will be assembling Sea Perch ROV kits with the kids.
Barton McDowellGA-ASIClassical Academy, Escondido, CAPurchase of the First Lego League competition set and team registration feesCoaching and guidance for 7 team members aged 9 – 13 in developing problem solving and general engineering direction to create and complete an autonomous Lego robot.
Joel HernandezGA-ASISweetwater High School Union DistrictNoneMet with event organizers to go over the UAS challenge rules and requirements for the Sweetwater High School District Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, (UAS) Challenge/ event. Graded and judged UAS challenge reports from 6 different high schools. Was on hand at the UAS challenge to offer support.
Michael JockGA-ASI/MS-LEOChaparral Elementary, Poway CAFIRST Lego League Jr. Starter set, Team RegistrationMentoring a team of 6 first graders and leading them through the FIRST Lego League Jr curriculum.
Scot RegisterGA-ASI/ASCajon Park L-8 School, Santee, CAPurchased Lego flying drone kits through Flybrix. The kits are Lego based RC/Bluetooth controlled multi-rotor aircraft that include an Arduino microcontroller with built in gyroscope and motor driver boards. www.flybrix.comUsed Flybrix “drones” to teach the kids in small groups of 3 students about some basic flight controls and physics. I purchased 2 sets from Flybrix and have been taking 2 groups of students in each class outside to build and fly the quad-copters. I’ve taught them about Thrust, Pitch, Roll, and Yaw and how they all work in unison to keep the rotary aircraft aloft and moving in the desired direction. We’ve discussed the Arduino-based microcontroller and the function it performs in interfacing with the motor drivers, Bluetooth/RF radios, and built-in gyroscope.
Alan Woodward “Woody” SnyderGA-ASIWest Hills High School; Santee CAThe funding will help to buy necessary equipment for Industrial Technology classes: Bench Vise w/ Anvil; Round Fly Cutter Set, 3 pc.; 60 pc. HSS Tap & Die Set Inch / Metric; Precision R-8 Collet Set of 12Briefings to two West Hills High School classes 4/22/16 and attended the Transportation, Marketing, Manufacturing, Engineering and Fashion Pathways Advisory Meeting at Monte Vista High School 10/11/16 where I participated in panel discussions
Hannah ReynoldsGA/IFTGirl Tech Conference and Expo (MiraCosta College), Oceanside, CASupplies for Cryogenic Ice Cream DemonstrationMade 6 batches of Cryogenic Ice Cream for 300-400 Attendees of Girl Tech Conference; Distribution of GASSSS Science Posters; Discussions with students and teachers.
Justin StriculaGA-EMS/ Advanced Concepts GroupHigh Tech High, Point Loma, CAProvided entrance fees for four teams ($95/team) to compete in Conrad ChallengeWent to HTHI for a few consultation sessions. I mostly find low level problems do not
 pose a challenge, but viewing a problem at a system/high level is a hard concept to break through.
 Suggestions to these teams often ask them to consider weight, fuel/energy requirements, life
 sustaining capabilities and different architectures.
Yangyang YuGA-ASIStone Ranch Elementary School, San Diego, CAI plan to purchase 5 sets of 3 month supply of geniusbox.me STEM boxes.I assisted the teacher in her classroom with one of the Genius Box STEM activities.
Mark WintersmithGA-ASI/ASSpreckels Elementary, San Diego, CANoneWorked to finalize student registrations for the robotics competition; helped students write biographical sketches for their booth; supported the team during the all-day Lego Robotics League competition at Eastlake High School
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.