On January 30, 2017, Physics teacher Mr. Dalby and 12 students attended the "Engineering Tomorrow" conference held at Maria Regina HS. The event was sponsored by the Engineering Tomorrow Foundation and organized by the Archdiocese of New York. The goal was to increase student interest in pursuing careers in engineering.
The girls worked on two activities during the day, one dealing with water purification and the other with controlling the motion of a robotic vehicle through coding. This hands-on learning provided the girls with an opportunity to work on "real-life" engineering problems. In the water filtration exercise aiming to maximize water purity while minimizing cost, one of our Ursuline groups placed 2nd out of 20 teams.
We are pleased that Ursuline offers a course in Engineering along with AP Physics, providing girls with a solid background as they advance into Engineering programs in college.