Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Mr. Corona's Day 2 ~ at U.S. Air Force Academy and FIRST for STEM mentoring ( in Colorado Springs, Colorado )

Today was an exhausting day due to the high altitude and long walking distances.  We arrived at the academy for a presentation by retired Col. Gregory Tate on "Character and Leadership Development".  After a short welcome by Col. Gary Packard the Vice Dean of the academy, we had lunch at the cadet's dining facility.  We toured the Academy's Applied Mechanics Lab, the Aeronautics Engineering Lab and had a "Question and Answer" session with several U.S. Air Force Cadets.  We ended our academy visit with a demonstration of a NAO robot.  The last 2 things on today's agenda was a visit to the "Gardens of the Gods" and dinner at a 100 year old school turned into a Bistrol, Brewery and Pub.










 




Pillars of Leadership, Robotics




Monday, July 24, 2017

Mr. Corona's First day with U.S. Air Force Academy and FIRST - (STEM mentoring training)

Our first evening was spent sharing dinner and  getting to know the 24 participants in this event.  STEM teachers came together this week from just about all over the country.  I learned that NORAD is not too far away.  The control center for monitoring the airways and launching our nuclear arsenal if we ever need to.   The antennas can be seen at the top of the mountain.  Today is a fun filled day visiting the U.S. Air Force Academy for a presentation, a tour of the cadet's engineering facility, lunch at their dining facility, a visit to the "Garden of the Gods" and dinner this evening.






Pillars of Leadership, Robotics