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The goal of this grant is to help introduce our students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related concepts by designing, building, wiring, and programming robots to be used in the FIRST Robotics Competition in Orlando, Florida.

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Jabil - STEM/Roboitcs tools

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School:
Dixie Hollins High School 
Subject:
Stem 
Teacher:
Douglas Lovelady 
 
Fred Pree and Christine Cook 
Students Impacted:
70 
Grade:
9-12 
Date:
December 13, 2017

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Jabil - $999.74

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Goal

The goal of this grant is to help introduce our students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related concepts by designing, building, wiring, and programming robots to be used in the FIRST Robotics Competition in Orlando, Florida. 

 

What will be done with my students

The funds from this grant will help us to continue our two STEM Robotics classes and an after school robotics program. We have 50 students in our STEM classes. Around 20 active students participate in the after school program. Our Teachers and Mentors meet three days a week after school during the school year to teach our students about engineering and design facilitated with CAD, cooperative critical thinking skills, electronics, computer science, and programming using the Python programming language. We also have meetings during the summer break. Our students participate in a yearly competition hosted by US FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Our robotics team takes a field trip to the University of Central Florida with around 60 other teams to compete with our robot over a three day period. During the build period which starts on January 6th and lasts for six weeks, we design, build, and program a robot to be used in the competition. During this build period we meet Monday through Friday after school until 8pm and also on Saturday. Our students have exposure to Mentors who have careers in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. The tools provided by this grant will help us to continue to disseminate critical STEM concepts and will aid our students in building robots.  

 

Benefits to my students

This grant will directly benefit our students by giving them the tools they need to apply STEM concepts to building robots. They will participate in a collaborative experience that teaches them how to work together as they develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. They will have access to professionals who mentor them in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science. This allows the students to see application of STEM concepts outside of a classroom environment. They will see real-world applications of STEM concepts. Our program also helps our students explore a possible career path in a STEM-related field.  

 

Describe the Students

Our school is a Title 1 school. It is also a magnet. We have a diverse student population. Many of our students come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Our robotics classes and after school program offers opportunities to every student to challenge and improve themselves. Our high performers learn advanced STEM related topics while our less advanced students get a hands-on experience that opens them to the possibility of new opportunities and career paths they may not have know about. 

 

Budget Narrative

The funds from this grant will be used to purchase tools from the Home Depot which are critical to the continued success of our program. The tools include wrench sets, a mechanics tool set, pliers set, screwdriver set, tape measures, a hammer, wire stripper/cutter, a ratchet, Mobile workbench, drills, a circular saw, an angle grinder, a jigsaw, drill bit set, and a jig saw blade.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Huskey SAE Ratchetinhg Reversable Combination Wrench Set (5-piece) $29.97
2 Husky Mechanics Tool Set (230-piece) $99.00
3 husky SAE Stubby Wrench Set (7-Piece) $14.97
4 Husky Pliers Set with Bonus 8 in. Wrench (4-Piece) $19.88
5 Husky Screwdriver Set (25-Piece) $29.97
6 Stanley 25 ft. Lever Lock Tape Measure $8.87
7 Stanley 25 ft. Lever Lock Tape Measure $8.87
8 Estwing 45 oz. Dead-Blow Hammer $28.48
9 Klein Tools Katapult Wire Stripper/Cutter $27.00
10 Husky 3/8 in. Full Polish 72 Tooth Ratchet $19.97
11 Husky 46 in. 9-Drawer Mobile Workbench with Solid Wood Top, Black $278.00
12 Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill/Driver and Impact Driver Combo Kit with (2) 1.3Ah Batteries, Charger and Bag $149.00
13 Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-Ion Compact Drill/Driver Kit $99.00
14 Ryobi 14-Amp 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw with Laser $47.97
15 Ryobi 7.5 Amp 4.5 in. Corded Angle Grinder $39.97
16 Ryobi 6.1-Amp Variable Speed Orbital Jigsaw with Speed Match $59.97
17 DEWALT Maxfit Screwdriving and Drill Bit Set (140-Piece) $29.88
18 Bosch Multi-Purpose Steel T-Shank Jig Saw Blade Set for Cutting Wood and Metal (5-Pack) $8.97
  Total: $999.74

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