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And What About Minority Kids? SciMaTech Academy Hull Middle School Benton Harbor, Michigan Benton Harbor, Michigan Population—11,000 Lake Michigan College Whirlpool Corporation Benton Harbor High School Spring 07-The FRC Debut of the Tech Tigers Overcame mechanical difficulties

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and what about minority kids

And What AboutMinority Kids?

SciMaTech Academy

Hull Middle School

Benton Harbor, Michigan

benton harbor michigan
Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • Population—11,000
  • Lake Michigan College
  • Whirlpool Corporation
benton harbor high school
Benton Harbor High School
  • Spring 07-The FRC Debut of the Tech Tigers
  • Overcame mechanical difficulties
  • Tremendous help from Whirlpool
hull middle school
Hull Middle School
  • 350 students Grades 6 – 8
  • 94% African American, 92% Free/Reduced Lunch
  • 7 years on the state’s critical list
hull middle school cont
Hull Middle School (cont.)
  • 2006-07 launched SciMaTech Academy
  • Two rookie teams
  • One went to Flint (state tournament) in December
difficulties
Difficulties
  • One coach for two teams
  • Too many adult volunteers at the start
  • Coaches training held when school starts
  • Summer robotics camp not implemented
year two 07 08
Year Two (07-08)
  • Two coaches
  • Two returning students
  • Two sponsors
  • Two tournaments
  • Two awards
    • Against All Odds
    • Rising Star
gap robot design
Gap—Robot Design

Ours—last year

Theirs—last year

Ours—

this year

  • Team chose not to use sensors
other gaps
Other Gaps
  • Research Skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Applying the design process
    • Working independently
    • Willing to be creative
    • Not giving up
thank you for your help

Thank you for your help!

Marian Prince, Counselor

marian.prince@bhas.org

Mary Wilcox, Technology Teacher

mary.wilcox@bhas.org