Innovation Summit

  • Pittsford High School Students Participate in PLTW National Innovation Summit

    Pittsford Mendon high school technology students Ben Doran, Austin Ling, Joe Green, and Max Webster spent four days in Washington D.C. at the national innovation summit on STEM education hosted by Project Lead the Way. The Pittsford students are from one of 25 schools selected to present and compete at the national summit. The summit featured forums, discussion panels, and a robotics competition that revolved around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education.

    The students presented their projects in the unit of Automation and Robotics. One project that drew a lot of attention was their Rock’em Sock’em robots that they constructed using Fischertechnik parts and a program called Robopro. In addition to presenting the students competed in a robotics competition using Vex robotics in a game called clean sweep. The students enjoyed their time and learned a lot from the experience.  Pittsford technology teachers Kathy Jordan and Steve Thering are extremely proud of the effort and enthusiasm these students displayed during their stay in Washington D.C. The students and teachers would like to thank Project Lead the Way and SAIC for making this trip possible for them.

     “There are thousands of PLTW schools around the country that are engaging students in learning through imagination and innovation,” said John Lock, CEO of PLTW.  “We are excited that Pittsford teachers and students joined us in Washington, DC at the National Innovation Summit.  Pittsford classrooms demonstrate what is possible when imagination and innovation are ignited through learning.  Students are creating, designing, building and developing the problem-solving skills they need to be successful in the future.  We are excited with the information and accomplishments they shared with the National STEM community in Washington, DC.”