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To learn more about Shoreland's exceptional spiritual, academic and extracurricular programs, join us for our Open House on Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Showcase Night

A Focus on Project-Based Learning

Showcase Night is meant to display what SLHS educational success looks like in a project-based learning environment. It is a fun "open-house style" event for the entire family that allows us to celebrate our students’ accomplishments in our STEM Academy, Robotics, Trades Program, and Fine Arts.

Our STEM Academy interactive display will highlight the outcomes from three tracks within the Academy: Engineering, Biomedical Science, and Computer Science. You’ll get to see process-driven manufactured toys, miniature 3D-printed trains, robots, medical analysis techniques, and the results of coding.

A career path in the skilled trades is a viable option for this emerging generation of workers. At Showcase Night, you’ll get just a taste of the carpentry, electrical, drywall, and plumbing skills that our students are developing.

The Fine Arts display is simply spectacular! And the Spring Concert - a popular annual tradition - exhibits the wonderful talents of our student musicians, vocalists, directors, and other areas of the Fine Arts.

The Showcase Night is on Saturday, May 18, 2019. It runs from 5-7pm, leading up to the concert. We hope you can join us!

Senior Showcase Capstones


Engineering Design & Development Capstone Course:

The students in our STEM Academy Engineering Design & Development course have been working in teams throughout the year to design and construct a solution that involves a wide range of engineering applications. They have followed a detailed design process throughout the year as they worked toward a solution.


Problems Being Solved:

Team Grip n’ Rip - "As of 2016, the Professional Disc Golf Association estimated that 12 million people worldwide have played disc golf at least once in their lifetime and that 2 million people continue to play regularly. During 2017, it was estimated that 60,000 discs have been lost. Throughout the year these $8-25 discs are lost in wooded areas, fields, and water by disc golfers of all skill levels and ages, leading to annoyance and loss of money."


Team Future Badgers - "Since the introduction of the NHL offsides rule in 1929, no reliable technology has been implemented to quickly and accurately determine if a player is offsides. The inconsistency and delays of offsides rulings frustrate 4.52 million fans and nearly 1,000 coaches and players."

 

Student Profiles:

 

Andrew Koestler


Team / Project:

Grip n’ Rip / Disc Golf recovery


Future Plans:

MSOE - Mechanical Engineering


Reflection on Engineering:

The STEM Academy has prepared me for the future by giving me the base knowledge needed to be ready for my career next year. IED, the first-year course, provided me the basic knowledge and then POE and AE dove deeper into those basic ideas with an increased focus on gears, programming, and other concepts.


The thing that is most fascinating and enjoyable is the hands-on part of the courses, which really makes me enjoy my time while doing work.


The Engineering Design & Development (EDD) project has challenged me by working together in a group to find a solution we agree on. Since there are 3 of us in the group, we can think differently so coming to an agreement is also very important. Another challenge is getting through all this work, drawings, prototype in a very timely manner. Through these challenges we have had success.

 


Jordan Teska


Team / Project:

Grip n’ Rip / Disc Golf recovery


Future Plans:

Iowa State - Chemical Engineering


Reflection on Engineering:

I find engineering fascinating because it helps me to solve real problems to make the world a better place.


There were many aspects of my EDD project that had to be analyzed and tested to make sure that our product was viable. It also caused me to learn more about different topics such as circuitry.


Although challenging, the EDD course has specifically prepared me for the future by strengthening my problem solving skills. It has showed me the many different aspects you must look at when coming up with something new. It will help me in the future when going into the field and looking at all different aspects to figure out which product to use.

 


Caleb Lash


Team / Project:

Grip n’ Rip / Disc Golf recovery


Future Plans:

Martin Luther College - Secondary Math Education, Secondary Physics Education


Reflection on Engineering:

The STEM Academy has made me realize how fun many parts of engineering can be. It has led me to go into a field where I will hopefully be able to teach engineering to others so they can get the same enjoyment out of these things.


My EDD project has challenged me in a couple of different ways. First of all, we struggled to make everything a small size while still functioning well. This made it impossible to make a completely functioning prototype, but was also a good reminder that the main purpose of this course is to understand the design process rather than creating a great product.


I really enjoy the building of prototypes and working out the math for different engineering concepts. It is awesome to see how the actual parts we build can be tested to receive real life data.

 


Charlie Riley


Team / Project:

Future Badgers / Fixing the Hockey Offsides Rule


Future Plans:

UW-Madison - Engineering (Undecided)


Reflection on Engineering:

I always love being able to develop a solution to a problem. Shoreland’s STEM Academy, and this EDD project specifically, have grown my interest in the engineering field and have challenged me to reach deeper into certain fields of engineering.


Coming up with a solution for our problem was probably the biggest challenge since the technology at first didn't seem to be quite advanced enough. With more research, we were able to find a way that would fit our needs and make it all possible. It is extraordinary to be able to solve a specific problem.

 


Abby Krause

Team / Project:

Future Badgers / Fixing the Hockey Offsides Rule


Future Plans:

UW-Madison - College of Engineering


Reflection on Engineering:

The STEM Academy at Shoreland has prepared me for the future by developing my creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. The rigorous coursework is difficult and challenging, but very rewarding. I have had to face failures in each class, but every failure has taught me something new. The STEM Academy has given me insight into what being a real life engineer is like, and the classes I have taken have driven me to pursue engineering in college. Here at Shoreland and through my STEM classes, the skills I have learned translate from the classroom to real life.


EDD is a very challenging class, you have a very limited amount of time to solve a problem. My group ended up choosing a problem that was bigger than initially anticipated. Everything you do, you are doing for the first time, and your project is not going to be perfect because you have to learn on the fly. This class had brought me a lot of adversity, but ultimately taught me how to handle it in real life.


What I enjoy about Engineering is the fact that it is involved in everything you see. Even the smallest and seemingly unimportant tool that we use every day has been meticulously engineered. Engineering allows people to create practical and meaningful solutions to every kind of problem, big and small. It is also interesting because most people don't think about how every little thing works and has been engineered. Engineers are some of the most influential people in society.