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Fairchild Challenge - Petals and Pollinators - 2017-2018

The Fairchild Challenge is our award-winning, interdisciplinary, environmental science competition designed to engage students of diverse interests, abilities, talents and backgrounds to explore the natural world. The program has been recognized as a benchmark for exceptional STEM education and for empowering PreK – 12th grade students to become the next generation of scientists, researchers, educated voters, policy makers, and environmentally-minded citizens.



Carrollton’s engineering programs offer a variety of engineering discipline projects including NAO Humanoid robotics, 3d printing, coding, electronics, aquatic robotics and computer science.

Students in the engineering programs (curricular or afterschool) have many opportunities to work independently, creating and refining their designs or to join a team working on projects such as the bi-annual Energy Harnessing project.

The engineering program is affiliated with local, regional, state and national association groups, offering further academic support. 

Engineeting - MIT Courseware

A collection of Engineering courses and resources from across MIT. Some are materials that were used to teach MIT undergraduates, while others were designed specifically for high school students.

Invention Opportunities - July 16, 1895

PLOTTING AGAINST HORSES; London Engineer Offers Prizes for Best Forms of Horseless Vehicles ONE THOUSAND GUINEAS THE AMOUNT Progress that Has Been Made -- Experiments that Are Being Conducted by Joseph Lippe of This City.

The London Engineer, one of the foremost technical journals in Great Britain, has announced that it will give 1,000 guineas in prizes for the best forms of horseless vehicles. The award will be made by a committee of experts after a public trial on some road in England.

Women and Astrophysics - Science Magazine - Archive

The less serious side of space scientist Carolyn Porco and a familiar Hollywood character.
Stories in the news these days tell us about about the awful treatment of women in the entertainment business. The astronomical sciences have not been immune from similar problems, and yet women have made a bedrock contribution to the science. Scientific American is proud of all of our authors; this month we look at some of the women astrophysicists who have written articles for us.
  • August, 1878: Maria Mitchell, one of the more noted astronomers of the 19th century, reports on the eclipse of that year.
  • June, 1973: Spectrographic observations and some computer simulations allowed Vera Rubin to describe the motions of the stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way.
  • August, 1995: Carolyn Shoemaker co-authors an article on a comet that very famously and visibly smacked into the planet Jupiter: Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.
  • December, 2008: Carolyn Porco writes of Enceladus, one of Saturn’s icy moons visited by a satellite she worked on, Voyager.