For five days this summer, North Colonie hosted “Camp Invention” led by high school technology teacher, Brian Ashline. 88 students in grades 1-6 participated in the program, where teachers and high school students led hands-on engineering activities, examining science and technology concepts through team-building exercises. Click here for a photo gallery of the event.
Students participated in various activity modules, including “KartWheel”, where they created their own freestyle racing cart; “Design Studio: Illuminate”, where students learned what it means to create a product prototype from scratch; “ I Can Invent: Next Level Gamers”, where students took apart broken or unused appliances using real tools to create a physical video game model in the 3rd dimension, and “Inducted”, where students watched inspiring video challenges from National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees.
12 volunteer high school students, called Leadership Interns, worked with the students, as well as seven “counselors in training”, who were students going into 7-9 grade. Five teachers assisted Director Brian Ashline.
Brian Ashline, Director
Hope Dils, Kartwheel Instructor
Julie Dwyer, Next Level Gamer Instructor
Ian Knox, MOVE Instructor
George Moglia, Design Studio: Illuminate Instructor
Brittany Slingerland, Assistant Director
Danielle Vartigian, Inducted Instructor