2022-2023 CTE Year in Review
11th Grade Python Course and Internship with Stacks + Joules
- We used Python coding language to create a light show to a song the students chose.
- We learned to use Kaggle to analyze data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that read the change in temperature and sunlight from Central Park against data collected from the HOBO room sensor placed in the classroom.
- We learned the fundamentals of HVAC and how important the HVAC system is for all building occupants. Alongside this, with understanding the refrigeration cycle process and the change of phase the refrigerant goes through.
-We visited the school's mechanical room to help the students better understand the way their school building provides heating, air conditioning and clean oxygen flowing throughout the building.
-We dove deep into HVAC, breaking down the process of airflow throughout the air vents.
-We pinpointed the various components inside the ventilation system used to heat or cool the air, thermometers throughout the system that monitors the change as it travels, and the fans that push and pull the air throughout the system and into the classrooms.
-We used Chicago's public school data to analyze their energy consumption and point out where they could be responsibly efficient with the energy they use all year.
-Lastly, the students created a presentation on the effects of air quality on occupants and their performance and responsible energy consumption.
11th Grade Python Projects
This course will introduce students to the principles and techniques required for the development of profession, two-dimensional, digital animation projects. Students will create a variety of projects including storyboard, animatics and shorts
Students will gain experience in the basic principles of animation including timing, expression of motion, pose to pose, key and in-betweens, and sound synchronization, and become fluent in the technical production processes and application used in the field.
Check out some of the student Stop Motion Animation films
Stop Motion Presentations
Workplace Challege: Art Installation with Ronald Draper
RD Art Workplace Challenge Photos
Brooklyn Banks Gotham Park Prototyping Internship
- Filters and retains rainfall and water runoff
- Ease of intergenerational gardening
- Senior-friendly seating for planters in passive recreation areas
- A skate-friendly edge for planters in active recreation areas
- A self-watering system
- Easy to clean and maintain
- Supports native vegetation
- Unfriendly to rats and other pests
- Moveable with a forklift
- Could be locally produced in mass quantities
- Preferably made of eco-friendly, cool materials
- Easy to level on sloping spaces
- Super sturdy to provide protection that welcomes the community
Student Concept Designs
Cornell 3D Installation Workplace Challenge
Through this partnership we repurposed an under utilized area of our makerspace for small group instruction as well as social and community activities such as:
- Yearbook portraits
- daily video announcements
- step & repeat for “red carpet” engagements and events
This digital redesign eventually incorporated woodworking and painting. The end result is a 3-dimensional wallpaper, that serves as a photo studio, a green screen background for film production, student conferencing area and display cases/storage space/
Cornell Internship Work in Progress
FIT Interior Design Internship
Each Triangular Alcove has 886.8 SF of available space to design. Tucked into each corner of the triangular 4th Floor plan are three spaces to be designed in collaboration with (+12) UAMA students. The students currently use the spaces as an open lounge / gathering space between classes, that could use a refresh including furniture, lighting, artwork, painting (walls, floors & ceilings), and plants, while maintaining the required means of egress to the adjacent fire stairs. See plans attached.
FIT Studio classes collaborated with 12 Maker students on (2) teams per Alcove (6 teams total) with 3 FIT students and 2 UAMA students per team.
Each team will develop a design solution for their assigned Alcove including inspiration and concept derived for interviewing the UAMA student team members, giving the Alcove a distinctive name, proposing signage and graphics, colors and furniture, and all other necessary accessories to realize the space within the budget.
Photos of FIT project in process