This summer was a new experience for the science club. For the first time ever we had summer science activities. It was great to see kids come out during the summer to engage their minds in some fun science activities! Their creativity and enthusiasm was inspiring for everyone who was there. We are looking forward to bringing that positivity into another school year full of great activities.
Here are just a few of the great things we have going on already:
Dagan Kuhn finished the X-carve CNC router that he started last year! It is up and running smoothly. It is capable of cutting 30x30x3 inch materials. It will allow us to fabricate part out of materials including plastics, woods, and metals up to the hardness of copper. The only struggle we have right now is finding space to house the router.
Geek Group Membership
The Geek Group is a massive maker space in Grand Rapids. It is located in the former YMCA building on Leonard. They have an amazing set of resources for their members. These resources include a high voltage lab, 3D printing lab, wood shop, automotive garage, robotics lab, drone lab, computer lab, and so much more. We attended a tour that is offered every Saturday at 12:30 and were amazed by the size of the facility and all it has to offer. I would highly recommend going on the tour yourself. It is well worth a visit. After the tour we talked with the CEO Chris Boden and he said that we could work on getting a group membership for the science club! We are currently working with them to work out the details.
Coopersville Women Who Care
The Coopersville Women Who Care is a charitable group who meets quarterly to talk about and donate to causes in our area. The Coopersville Science Club is honored to receive a $1600 donation to support our students. The money will be added to the CAPS Science Fund and be matched by a generous donor. That means that it will provide $3200 that will allow our students to participate in dissections, engineering projects, skills workshops, and so much more.
Middle School Robotics (CMS Hardwired)
Our Middle School Robotics Team is working on this years challenge, Velocity Vortex. The students are working on designing and coding the robot. This years team is even bigger than last year and they are showing a lot of promise! We are attempting to support them with the equipment they need to succeed. This includes purchasing four new laptops to allow them to work to their highest potential. Watch the video below to see this years challenge!
We would all like to thank the Coopersville Community for your support and encouragement. The students see and appreciate what a great culture you help to create!