Ellicott City’s Jake Lamparella, 19, is one of 100 swimmers fighting it out for two open spots on Team USA. Read More →
What do an aspiring biologist, computer scientist, gender/sexuality theorist and engineer have in common?
They all had the highest grade point average in their graduating class.
For four recent graduates of Baltimore-area high schools, achieving the distinction was no simple feat, but all felt driven to push themselves toward it.
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Open Works is a Baltimore non-profit with a noble mission: “to make tools, technology, and the knowledge to use them accessible and affordable.” But the group found there is a drawback to pairing “centralized makerspaces and decentralized audiences.”
In a blog post at Make:, Open Works’ Will Holman describes the difficulty of getting students at resource- and time-strapped schools access to their lab. So now they’re partnering with the Neighborhood Design Center to transform a Ford Transit 150 into a mobile makerspace:
It has about 4′ 6″ of stand-up room, and a cargo area that can fit a little bit more than a full-size sheet of plywood. Standard features include plentiful tie-downs, LED interior lights, and rear doors that swing past 180 degrees. We are having the dealer add in a fold-up cargo ramp (originally configured for wheelchairs), vinyl graphics, security “hockey pucks” on the doors (for additional padlocks), and a security wall between the cab and the cargo area.
The van will be equipped with a 3D printer, a laser cutter, and a CNC — a machine which uses a computer to precisely control tools. The vehicle will fit nine modular plywood work stations on wheels which can be easily brought into classrooms or used outdoors.
For Jonah Haas, a recent graduate of Friends School of Baltimore, there is a lot of pride in being a Baltimorean.
The 112-member Class of 2016 faced stormy weather on Sunday, June 5, for the Founders Day exercises that marked the end of their time as Gilman students. The threat of thunderstorms led to a decision to move the exercises indoors, which, despite the swelter inside the Redmond C.S. Finney Arena, provided wise as rain pelted the ceiling about 40 minutes into the ceremony. The nimble move seems apt for the Class of 2016, characterized by its valedictorian, Luigi Nicholas Mangione, as inventive, with “incredible courage to explore the unknown and try new things.” Read More →
For years now, first-year undergraduate students haven’t had to worry too much about their grades during their first semester at college. That’s because the university followed a policy known as “covered grades,” which keeps first-semester grades out of GPA calculations and off student transcripts. By essentially making first semester pass/fail, advocates of covered grades say, students can find their footing during the difficult first few months of college, without stressing out too much about their specific test scores. Read More →
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