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Solar-Powered Gazebo Ribbon Cutting

Solar-Powered Gazebo Ribbon Cutting

On Monday, May 15th, the Solar-Powered Gazebo on the South Lawn was dedicated in a ribbon cutting ceremony led by project lead Mr. Henry. The Gazebo was planned and built by Mr. Henry’s engineering classes, as well as the engineering club, engineering service group, and a large number of student […]

 
Senior Speaks Before the General Assembly

Senior Speaks Before the General Assembly

Recently, senior Jasmine Johnson spoke to the Virginia General Assembly as a representative of the 4-H program which she has been a member of for eleven years. She first joined when she was seven years old and went away to summer camp. Jasmine says that 4-H has helped to her […]

 
Engineering Students Learn About Environmental Awareness in Modern Building Design

Engineering Students Learn About Environmental Awareness in Modern Building Design

Recently, Mr. Charles Hendricks spoke to Mr. Henry’s Applied Engineering class.  Mr. Hendricks is one of the Principals of The Gaines Group Architects with offices in both Charlottesville and Harrisonburg and is a licensed Architect with the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Mr. Hendricks spoke extensively of his experiences with […]

 
Engineering Students Check Out a Steam Powered Tractor

Engineering Students Check Out a Steam Powered Tractor

Have you ever heard of Hero’s Engine?  If not, you are not alone.  Hero was a Greek inventor from 2000 years ago who pioneered a method of converting the steam from boiling water into mechanical motion.  Hero’s Engine was a remarkably simple device that transformed the way scientists and engineers […]

 
Rockets Blast Off

Rockets Blast Off

Mr. Henry’s Pre-Engineering class built and launched rockets recently on campus based on the studies of Sir Isaac Newton, who in the late 1600’s, proposed his famous Laws of Motion to describe the relationship between an object and the forces acting upon them as well as the motion of an object […]