GPS Students Share 3D Skills

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Nearly 50 middle school girls in Chattanooga received training in 3D printing, compliments of some GPS students. After senior Ayushi Sinha was awarded a $1,500 Aspire IT grant this past summer from the National Center for Women & Technology to run a six-hour workshop at the Chattanooga Public Library, members of the GPS Computer Science Club worked under her leadership to plan and run “Behind the Screen: A 3D Workshop for Girls.” 

The workshop didn’t just provide training or the how-to’s of creating original objects in both Tinkercad and OpenSCAD for 3D printing. In addition to the workshops, the sixth through eighth grade students enjoyed a question and answer session with NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award Winners from GPS. In the morning, Daniel Hampton, CEO of 3D Ops, a medical device company, talked about the use of 3D in creating medical design and patient-specific solutions. The afternoon speaker was Dr. Shelley Prevost, co-founder and CEO at Torch, whose mission it is to make the internet a wonderful place for kids to grow up. 

Ms. Sinha’s goal for the workshop was to inspire middle school girls interested in the tech field by offering direct engagement from teen volunteers. “The girls in the Computer Science Club, along with faculty members Mrs. Pieritz and Mr. Glass, were incredibly helpful in putting the program together, from getting the website up to designing the T-shirts to teaching OpenSCAD and Tinkercad,” says Ms. Sinha. “It was heartwarming to see the volunteers sharing their computer science skills and passion with younger girls. The participants returned home with an increased interest for and tools to continue exploring computer science.” 

Among the volunteers at the weekend workshop, other than Ms. Sinha and her family members, were McKenzie Frizzell, Margaret Lim, Su Bei, Lynn Mai, Abby Glass, Sophia Han, Hope Newberry, Jen Andrews, and Story DeWeese. Other members of the Computer Science club assisted with pre-workshop planning.

Volunteers at the event
Volunteers at the event

Adverse Childhood Experiences Screening Workshop Event Almost Sold Out

GPS To Host 2 Events Featuring Guest Speaker, Author, Physician And Alumna, Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

Over 50 Percent Of Tennessee Public High School Seniors Raise Score On ACT Senior Retake


WTCI, the Chattanooga 2.0 Early Matters Coalition and United Way of Greater Chattanooga (UWGC) are hosting a two-day screening workshop event on Jan. 25 and 26 that will engage, educate and inspire ... (click for more)

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie is a Yale- and Harvard-trained emergency physician, a regular guest expert on CNN and The Dr. Oz Show and a national go-to doctor for simplifying health—particularly ... (click for more)

Interim Commissioner Dr. Lyle Ailshie announced today that 76.1 percent of the state’s public high school class of 2019—53,478 students—participated in the department’s third ACT Senior Retake ... (click for more)


Student Scene

Adverse Childhood Experiences Screening Workshop Event Almost Sold Out

WTCI, the Chattanooga 2.0 Early Matters Coalition and United Way of Greater Chattanooga (UWGC) are hosting a two-day screening workshop event on Jan. 25 and 26 that will engage, educate and inspire educators, service providers and caregivers through documentary screenings of “Building Strong Brains: ACEs, The Tennessee Story.” Tickets for the free event are almost sold out. ... (click for more)

GPS To Host 2 Events Featuring Guest Speaker, Author, Physician And Alumna, Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie is a Yale- and Harvard-trained emergency physician, a regular guest expert on CNN and The Dr. Oz Show and a national go-to doctor for simplifying health—particularly for women and parents. Now she’s sharing her expertise with a wider audience via her new book Mom Hacks: 100+ Science-Backed Shortcuts to Reclaim Your Body, Raise Awesome Kids, and Be Unstoppable, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

City Council To Vote Jan. 29 On Contract To Finally Clean Up The Lupton City Mill Site

The City Council is set to vote On Jan. 29 on a long-awaited contract to clean up the Lupton Mill site. The contract with Wright Brothers of Charleston, Tn., is for $1,676,744, with a contingency of $150,000. It calls for the firm to complete the demolition of remnants of buildings remaining at the site along Mercer Street. The site will be "rubblized" and then material ... (click for more)

Askia Witherow Charged In October 2018 Murder Of Jacob Dakota Moore Of Apison

Authorities have charged Askia Witherow in the October 2018 murder of Jacob Dakota Moore of Apison. An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, the 10 th District Attorney General’s Office and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the arrest of the 39-year-old Ooltewah man. At the request ... (click for more)

Opinion

Don’t Trust County Attorney Taylor’s Gag Order

At this point, most of us are aware of the WWTA debacle on site selection and the half-baked planning for a new treatment plant on Mahan Gap Road. There were also untruths given to the public about the basis or need for a new treatment plant on Mahan Gap Road by WWTA. That, my friends, is offensive. Pam Sohn of the Times Free Press outed the WWTA’s false contention ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

It seems there has been quite an increase in calls from telemarketers and I asked my man Cleo if he had any idea how to stop them. “What works if you are male -- Telemarketer: "Hi, my name is Judy and I'm with XYZ Company." You wait for a second and, with a real husky voice, ask, "What are you wearing?" If you are a female try this: Cry out in surprise, "Judy? Is that you? Oh my ... (click for more)