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Providence Students at the MIT Enterprise Forum

Last Wednesday, Mr. Alker and three students (Josh, Wade, and Caleb) spent the evening hearing from top professionals in their respective arenas at the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast. The topic for the evening was “The Future of Digital Imaging & Camera Technology”. The program featured Nicholas Weissman (Founder & Director, Vacationland Studios), […]

Project: The Self-Driving Car

We’ve recently reported on the Advanced Engineering I playground design project, but what exactly is keeping the younger group busy right now? If you pass by Room 401 most any afternoon, you’ll find twelve freshmen and sophomores, six computers, three VEX robotics sets, two T.A.s, and one teacher very hard at work! The project? It’s […]

Midde School Final Challenge Complete!

After weeks of hard work designing, building, and programming a Mars rover, four middle school teams headed out to the gym to put it all to the test. These robots were created entirely from scratch–no instructions, no plans, just the student teams and their own wits! The goal was to create a remote-controlled robot that could collect […]

Middle School: AIAA Foundation Grant

Much of the funding for our high school Academy comes in the form of grants, generously donated from a wide range of community sources. Our middle school elective is no different. The 7th and 8th Grade students explore a diverse range of engineering topics—structures, gear ratios, sensor technology, and coding to name a few—and they need technology […]