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Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Drone Technology

New class for the 2018-2019 school year!


Click here for class syllabus.


Click here for a TAF and explanation.


Aerial photo of Westlake High School (OH.) taken with Karma Drone - Fall 2017

Aerial photo of Westlake High School taken with a Karma Dronw


For information on an Aeronautics camp held at Kent State University and many other exciting aviation events see below!


News Flash.....Just announced.....students in the Westlake High School Unmanned Aircraft Systems Drone Technology class can earn college credit through articulation with the New England Institute of Technology.  Click here for the story.


Video - Click here to see the Karma GoPro Drone video (in orbit mode) of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Drone Technology class and what they're up to in the middle of the football field at the WHS stadium on 11-5-18.


WHBS-TV interview - Unmanned Aircraft Systems Drone Technology class - Ali Aboumerhi uses his smartphone to video the class using the BlueJay drone on 9-21-18.  Click here to view the video.


Arya Kirpekar inspects their new design landing gear as team partner Brady Corcoran looks on.  The team designed and 3D printed the landing gear, then took their Force 1 Bluejay drone for a test flight (11-16-18).

 

Arya Kirpekar inspects her new design landing gear 11-16-18


After installing the new 3D printed landing gear, Arya Kirpekar takes their Force 1 Bluejay drone for a test flight while team partners Jacob Jablonski and Brady Corcoran observe (11-16-18).

Arya Kirpekar takes their Force 1 Bluejay drone for a test flight (11-16-18).


Thursday, July 12 through Saturday, July 14, 2018 - Nikki Kukwa Aeronautics Camp at Kent State University.  Click to register online.  Space is limited to 15 campers. Deadline to register is June 15, 2018.

Nikki Kukwa Aeronautics Camp at Kent State University

      


The Westlake High School Technology & Engineering Department will be launching a new class on August 22, 2018 called “Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Drone Technology”.  The class will be taught by Pilot in Command (PIC) Mr. Scott Kutz, who earned his Remote Pilot (Part 107) License over the summer.  Kutz also has a Private Pilot Ground School certificate.


Mr. Kutz in front of Burke Lakefront Airport after passing his Part 107 Remote Pilot test 7-5-18 

Mr. Kutz in front of Burke Lakefront Airport after passing his Part 107 Remote Pilot test 7-5-18

                        


Featured Discover Aviation Center Events

March 5th EAA Chapter 1252 presentation by Sikorsky test pilot Gary Kohler

March 17th St Patty Burning River Keg party at our downtown PHASTAR office

April 27th Walk, Run, Fly! Bootcamp style 5K at the Lorain County Airport

May 18th Discover Aviation Day Fly-in, featuring pancake breakfast, drones & Young Eagle rides

Here are some other events in the area:

 

February 28th – EAA Chapter 5 IMC/VMC Club

7:00-8:30p at the Geauga County Airport (7G8) in Middlefield

 

March 2nd – Discover Aviation monthly meeting

11:00a in the DAC hangar at the Lorain County Regional Airport

 

March 4th – Drones sUAV Unmanned Aeronautical Getting FAA Certified

7:00-9:00pm at Kent State University KIVA Center

Pilot Jason Lorenzo will discuss the history of drones, Part 107 Certification, and hobbyist rules

 

March 5th – EAA Chapter 1252’s monthly meeting

Presentation by Sikorsky Helicopter test pilot Gary Kohler will begin at 7:00

New – IMC/VMC club meeting to start at 8:00

Social hour is from 6-7 – Columbia Station VFW Hall

 

March 11th – EAA Chapter 5’s monthly meeting

6:30-8:00pm at the Geauga County Airport in Middlefield

 

March 12th – AOPA Seminar – Peaks to Pavements: Applying Lessons from the Backcountry

Starts at 7:00p at the Doubletree by Hilton on Quarry Lane in Independence

No Pre-registration required – Qualifies for WINGS credit

 

March 13th – AOPA Seminar – Peaks to Pavements: Applying Lessons from the Backcountry

Starts at 7:00p at the Ohio State University Airport on West Case Rd in Columbus

No Pre-registration required – Qualifies for WINGS credit

 

March 14th – Aerospace & Defense Supplier Innovation: Ohio’s Leading Edge

1:00-6:00p at the 100th Bomb Group on Brookpark Rd, next to Cleveland Hopkins Airport

Ohio’s significant supplier network and emerging opportunities in the defense field to be discussed

Registration required – visit http://www.gcpartnership.com/aerospace

 

March 15th – EAA Chapter 846 monthly meeting

5:00-8:30p at the Skypark Airport (15G) in Wadsworth

 

March 17th - St Patty Burning River Keg party

OK so this isn’t really an aviation event but a lot of aviators will be there & it will be fun!

1:00-5:00p at DAC’s parent organization, PHASTAR’s, new office building – 1776 Columbus Rd in Cleveland

We will have limited free parking. Or - we are 3 blocks from the West 25th St. Rapids Station

Snacks & beverages for before and/or after the parade - $20pp Visit http://phastar.org/kegger/ for tickets

 

March 18th – EAA Chapter 5 presentation – Foreflight

6:00-8:30pm at the Geauga County Airport in Middlefield

 

March 22nd – The East Central Ohio Pilots Association (ECOPA) Spring Banquet

Presentation by world-renowned aviator educations John & Martha King:

“How to Avoid Unwanted Adventure”, mixing humor, knowledge, & experience!

All are welcome!  Visit https://ecopapilot.com/ for details, ticket info and to register

 

March 23rd – AOPA seminar – Rusty Pilots Program

Starts at 9:00a at the Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland

Qualifies for WINGS credit – click here for more info

 

March 25th – Double Header – GAJSC Topic of the Month and IMC Club

7:00-9:00p at the Wadsworth Airport Main Terminal

 

March 28th – EAA Chapter 5 IMC/VMC Club

7:00-8:30p at the Geauga County Airport (7G8) in Middlefield

 

March 29th – IWASM’s Dinner with a Slice of History – Mercury 13’s Wally Funk

Presentation to begin at 7:00 at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland

Wally was on her way to becoming one of the first female astronauts when Congress shut down the program

Dinner tickets sold out – presentation only tickets still available - Call 216-623-1111 for info

 

Want more?  Visit the FAA FAASTeam website for the list of free webinars available

Use “webinar” for your keyword search

Most qualify for WINGS credits too!

 

Are you an EAA member?  EAA also offers webinars! 

Visit the EAA site for subjects & times.

Some EAA webinars also qualify for WINGS credit.  

 

As always, please contact us if you would like any additional information or

if you would like to be removed from our distribution list.

See you soon!

Vicki and Paul Koziol

Discover Aviation Center

Lorain County Airport

44050 Russia Rd, Elyria

440-236-6594

vickikozz@gmail.com

http://discoveraviationcenter.org


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Upcoming events   

We hope you all had a Merry Christmas and holiday season!

 Hoping for a safe & happy new year!

It is a slow aviation month, but here are a few things in the area:

 

December 31st – Liberty Aviation’s NYE WWI era 1940s Big Band Hangar Dance

Ring in the New Year! – Hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, party favors & champagne toast.

8:00-12:30. Cash bar available.  Click here for ticket info. 

 

January 2nd – FAA Seminar – Safely Enjoying Winter Flying

7:00p at Grimes Field Airport in Urbana

Click here to register

 

January 4th – Free FAA webinar – “Intro to Weather Briefings”

Starts at noon. Click here for more information.

Qualifies for Wings credit

Please note – this is the first of a series of webinars – Please visit this website for full schedule.

 

January 5th – FAA Review of Cold WX Operations Night Flying

9:00a at the Medina Municipal Airport

Click here to register. 

 

  January 8th – Intro to the EAA/IMC Club – Mastering the Art of Instrument Navigation

7:00-9:00p at the Columbia Station VFW Hall – no admission fee

Hosted by EAA Chapter 1252 – all are welcome!  Social hour starts at 6:00.

Please click here for more information & to register.

 

January 10th – EAA Chapter 846 monthly meeting – Barany Chair

6:30 at the Skypark Airport (15G) in Wadsworth

 

January 21st – FAA Seminar – FAAsafety.gov and the Wings program info

7:00p at the Geauga County Airport (7G8) in Middlefield

Click here to register

 

January 24th – EAA Chapter 5 IMC/VMC Club

6:30p at the Geauga County Airport (7G8) in Middlefield

 

February 16th – IWASM’s Dinner with a Slice of History – the Life of Bessie Coleman

Presentation by Bessie’s great niece Gigi

6:30 at Burke Lakefront Airport – Call 216-623-1111 for ticket info

 

Have you joined your local EAA Chapter yet?

Whether you are an experienced aviator or simply interested

in anything aviation, EAA chapters are a great way to meet people with similar interests. 

Here are some of the chapters in our area, along with their monthly meeting times.  Visitors are always encouraged to attend meetings!  Every chapter is a little different.  You may want to try several! 

You can find more info on chapters near you by clicking here.

 

Columbia Station Chapter 1252– 1st Tuesday at the Columbia Station VFW Hall, 7p

(Please note – we have switched the Jan meeting to the January 8th due to the Holiday)

Lorain County Chapter 127 – 2nd Saturday at the Lorain County Airport, 10a

Wadsworth Chapter 846 – 2nd Thursday at Skypark Airport in Wadsworth, 7p

Port Clinton Chapter 1247- 3rd Wednesday at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, 7p

North Central OH Chapter 50 – 1st Saturday at Hinde Airport in Huron, 1:30p

Toledo Chapter 582 – 4th Thursday at the Toledo Executive Airport in Millbury, 6p

Geauga County EAA Chapter 5 – 3rd Monday at the Geauga Count Airport in Middlefield, 7p

Ashland County Chapter 255 – 2nd Sunday at the Ashland County Airport, 4p

Fremont Chapter 1272 – 2nd Tuesday at the Sandusky County Airport in Fremont, 7p

Portage County Chapter 1591 – 3rd Wednesday at the Portage County Airport in Ravenna, 6p

 

As always, please contact us if you would like any additional information. 

See you soon!

Vicki and Paul Koziol

Discover Aviation Center

Lorain County Airport

44050 Russia Rd, Elyria

440-236-6594

vickikozz@gmail.com

http://discoveraviationcenter.org


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November 3rd – IWASM’s Pancake Breakfast & Book Sale

8:30-1:00p at the Burke Lakefront Airport (KBKL)

Several local authors will be on hand!

 

November 3rd – FAA Wilderness Survival Techniques

10:00-noon at Port Bucyrus-Crawford County Airport (17G) in Bucyrus

Kettle Soup lunch provided by Ballou Skies Aviation to follow presentation

 

November 5th – EAA Chapter 5’s IMC Club meeting

EAA Chapter 5 - Geauga County Airport in Middlefield (7G8)

 

November 6th – EAA Chapter 1252 meeting

Columbia Station VFW Hall – All are welcome!  Social hour begins at 6:00p

Movie night – come enjoy popcorn & a movie!

 

November 6th – FAA Safety Team free webinar – “Owner Maintenance – Can He Do it”

Starts at noon.   Click here to register.

Qualifies for Wings credit

 

November 8th – EAA Chapter 846 monthly meeting

7:00 at Skypark Airport in Wadsworth.  Social time starts at 6:00.

Thunderbird Crew Chief, Jim Olschlager, is this month’s speaker

 

Now through November 9th – Final IWASM Southwest Airlines Raffle

IWASM is raffling off 4 round-trip tickets – winner will be pulled November 10th

Tickets are $10 each – all proceeds to benefit the museum.  Call 216-623-1111 for tickets

 

November 9th – IWASM’s Dinner with a Slice of History at Burke Lakefront Airport

6:30-8:30 – Presentation by Shaesta Waiz – call 216-263-1111 for ticket info

Shaesta is the youngest person to fly solo around the world in a single engine aircraft

 

November 9th – FAA Safety Team free webinar – “Weather Risk Assessment-Weather Briefing”

Starts at noon.  Click here to register.

Qualifies for Wings credit

 

November 10th – IWASM’s Wings of Women (WOW) STEM conference

Open to all high school female students interested in pursuing STEM career fields

9:00a-2:00p at Burke Lakefront Airport – Shaesta Waiz will be the guest speaker

 

November 11th – Celebrate Veteran’s Day at Liberty Aviation Museum

10:00a-5:00p – Free admission for all veterans & active military

Specials in the Tin Goose diner too!  15% off on gift shop items for everyone.

 

November 19th – EAA Chapter 5’s annual meeting

6:00-8:30p at Geauga County Airport in Middlefield (7G8)

 

November 26th – Controlled Flight into Terrain presentation & IMC meeting

7:00-9:00p at the Wadsworth Airport (3G3), EAA Chapter 846

 

December 1st – Women in Aviation’s Breakfast with Santa!

9:00-noon at the DAC hangar at the Lorain County Airport (KLPR)

Santa will be flying in for pancakes and pictures! 


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September 15th – EAA Chapter 1252’s Flyro Gyro Fly-in & Young Eagle Rally!

Free Airplane rides for kids ages 8-17 (parent must be present)

From 10a-2p at the Lorain County Regional Airport in Elyris (KLPR). Gyros & hot dogs available

 

Here are some other events coming up: 

August 31st – IWASM’s annual Corks in the Concourse

From 7-10p in the Burke Lakefront Airport terminal – go to iwasm.org for ticket info

Raffles, local Cleveland food & wine tasting, with the Blue Angels parked in the background!

Themed dress is encouraged!  This year’s theme is “A Taste of Cleveland”

 

Now through August 31st – Southwest Airlines Raffle

IWASM is raffling off 4 round-trip tickets – winner will be pulled August 31st

Tickets are $10 ea – all proceeds to benefit the museum.  Call 216-623-1111 for tickets

 

August 31st – Runwayfest 5K Night Run

Race starts at 9p at the Portage County Airport (KPOV) in Ravenna, OH

Click here to register 

 

September 1st - RunwayFest Fly-in/Cruise-in/Run-in

Pancake breakfast starts at 8a at the Portage County Airport (KPOV) in Ravenna, OH

There will also be Young Eagle rides, vendors, food trucks & Beech 18 rides

 

September 1-3rd – Cleveland National Airshow at Burke Lakefront Airport

Visit http://www.clevelandairshow.com/ for details & ticket info

 

September 1st – Hangar One Hot Dog Cookout

Freemont Airport (14G) from noon – 1:30

 

September 1-2nd – Labor Day Weekend Airshow & Fly-in

Red Stewart Airfield in Waynesville, OH

5p Airshow & 8:30 Night show on Sat; 7-11a Pancake breakfast & all day Fly-in Sun

 

September 1-2nd – Huey & Cobra “Living History” helicopter rides

10:00a-4:00p at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton

Visit http://www.libertyaviationmuseum.org/events.html for ticket info

 

September 2nd – WWII B-25 Mitchell & TBM Avenger “Living History” rides

10:00a-4:00p at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton

Visit http://www.libertyaviationmuseum.org/events.html for ticket info

 

September 2nd – EAA Chapter 1077’s Pancake Breakfast Fly-in or Drive-in

7:30-1:30 at the Harry Clever Airport in New Philadelphia, OH

 

September 7-10th – Fly the Ford Tri-Motor! 9:00a-5:00 each day

Climb aboard and step back into time to aviation’s golden age!

September 7-9th - Liberty Aviation Museum at the Erie-Ottawa Int’l Airport in Port Clinton (PCW)

September 10th – Put in Bay Airport (3W2)  

Go to flytheford.org for advanced ticket sales.  Or walk up - $75/adult, $50/17&under

 

September 8th – DACFC Flying Club meeting

Lorain County Airport – 11:00a

 

September 10th – 7:00p Webinar – Six Steps to a Perfect Preflight Brief

Visit https://www.fly-rite.com/free-webinars to register

 

September 11th – EAA Chapter 1252 meeting

Columbia Station VFW Hall – All are welcome!  Social hour begins at 6:00p

Presentation by this month’s speaker, Tony Hurst, will begin at 7:00

 

September 13th – EAA Chapter 846 monthly meeting

7:00 at Skypark Airport in Wadsworth.  Social time starts at 6:00.

Thunderbird Crew Chief, Jim Olschlager, is this month’s speaker

 

September 14-16th – Fly The Ford Tri-Motor!

Climb aboard and step back into time to aviation’s golden age!

9-5 each day – Marion Municipal Airport in Marion, OH

Go to flytheford.org for advanced ticket sales.  Or walk up - $75/adult, $50/17&under

 

September 15-16th – Wings & Wheels Fly-In/Drive-In at the Marion Airport

Step back into time with a Ford Tri-Motor ride or visit the future with NASA’s “Journey to Tomorrow”

Aircraft & Auto displays, Airplane rides, Food trucks, Flight Simulators, and more!

From 9:00a-5:00p each day – visit http://wingswheelsmarion.org/ for more info

 

September 15th – EAA Chapter 1252’s Flyro Gyro Fly-in & Young Eagle Rally!

Free Airplane rides for kids ages 8-17 (parent must be present)

From 10a-2p at the Lorain County Regional Airport in Elyris (KLPR). Gyros & hot dogs available

 

September 15th – KPCW Open House – Vintage Aircraft & Classic Car show

11:00a-4:00p at the Carl R Keller Field in Port Clinton

Airplane & Helicopter rides (including the WWII TBM Avenger), food trucks & entertainment!

 

September 15th – EAA Chapter 1600 Monthly Pancake Breakfast - Breakfast cooked to order!

Young Eagle rides too! (free airplane rides for kids ages 8-17; parent must be present) 

From 8:00-10:00a at the Delaware Muni Jim Moore Field (DLZ) in Delaware, OH

 

September 15th – Young Eagle Flights

From 9:00a-noon at the Newark-Heath Airport (VTA)

 

September 21st – Discover Aviation Cook-out!

Starting at 6:30, at the Lorain County Airport

Burgers, dogs, pop & water provided.  You are welcome to BYOB and a dish to pass.

 

September 22nd – Fallen 15 Fundraiser & Car Show at the Liberty Aviation Museum

4:30-9:30p with presentation from retired Air Force One pilot, Mike Grenke, at 6:30

Visit Fallen 15 for details and ticket info.

 

September 28 - 30th – Mid-Eastern Stinson Gathering

September 29th – Fall Fly-In, Drive-In Wings & Wheels Car show

Zanesville Muni (KZZV) in Zanesville

 

September 29th – Geauga County Airport Open House – 50th Anniversary Celebration!

From 7:00a-3:00p at the Geauga County Airport in Middlefield

 

September 29th – FAA Seminars (qualify for WINGS credits) at the Bowling Green Flight Ctr

Aviation Medicine – How did We Get To Where We Are Now – 10:00a-11:00a

An Update on the FAA Voluntary Compliance Philosophy – 11:00a-noon

Visit https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/events/EventList.aspx to register

 

Please contact Vicki or Paul Koziol below if you would like any additional information.

See you soon!

Vicki and Paul Koziol

Discover Aviation Center

Lorain County Airport

44050 Russia Rd, Elyria

440-236-6594

vickikozz@gmail.com

http://discoveraviationcenter.org

 


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 Fly the historical “Tin Goose” Ford Tri-Motor!

August 3-6 at Liberty Aviation Museum at the Erie-Ottawa Int’l Airport in Port Clinton, OH

August 9-12 at the Delaware Municipal Airport in Delaware, OH

Climb aboard and step back into time to aviation’s golden age! 9a-5p each day

Go to flytheford.org for advanced ticket sales.  Or walk up - $75/adult, $50/17&under

 

August 3rd – Big Band Hangar Dance with Dan Zola Orchestra, featuring vocalist Diane Palmer

From 7-10:30p at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton

Visit Liberty's web site for ticket information

 

August 4th – Balloons over Wadsworth

At the Wadsworth Municipal Airport from 4-9:30p

Food trucks starting at 4p; Balloon launch at 6p

 

August 4th – Hangar One Hot Dog Cookout

Freemont Airport (14G) from noon – 1:30

 

August 4th & 5th – Yankee Air Museum WWII B-17 Air Adventures

$450 per seat – group rates available

10a-4p at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton

 

Every Saturday & Sunday in August – Eat. Drink. Fly.  KPOV Coffee & Bagels!

From 7a-2p at the Portage County Airport in Ravenna (KPOV)

 

August 5th – “Restore the Ford” Pancake Breakfast

From 8a-noon at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton

All proceeds to help the Island Airlines Ford Tri-Motor restoration project

 

August 9th – EAA Chapter 846 monthly meeting

7:00 at Skypark Airport in Wadsworth.  Social time starts at 6:00.

 

August 11th – 5th Annual Ashland Veterans Appreciation Day

Free admission!  Variety show, military displays & cookout.

Gates open at 11a.  Fireworks end the day at 9:30p! At the Ashland County Airport

 

August 11th– Hangar One Hot Dog Cookout

Freemont Airport (14G) from noon – 1:30

 

August 11th Yankee Air Museum WACO Biplane Air Adventures

$225 for single rider or $325 for 2 riders (total wt must be less than 350 lbs)

10a-4p at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton

 

August 16th – Women in Aviation Chapter Social

All aviation enthusiasts welcome!  We’ll meet in the bar area or on the patio.

5:00p-8:00p at the 100th Bomb Group restaurant by Cleveland Hopkins Airport

 

August 17th – Discover Aviation Cook-out!

Starting at 6:30, at the Lorain County Airport

Burgers, dogs, pop & water provided.  You are welcome to BYOB and a dish to pass.

 

August 17th & 18th – D-Day Conneaut WWII reenactment

The largest Annual D-Day Reenactment in the US

Please visit http://www.ddayohio.us/ for the schedule and other details.

 

August 18th & 19th – Props & Pistons Festival in Akron

Aircraft displays, demonstrations, & rides plus a car show & family activities

From 10a-5p each day at the Akron- Fulton Airport in Akron, OH

Visit flyohio.org for more details

 

August 18th – Women in Aviation’s Astronomy Night

A free family event with a showing of the Movie Amelia followed by Stargazing the Night Sky!

Bring your own telescope or use one of ours.

From 7-10p at the Discover Aviation Hangar at the Lorain County Airport (KLPR) in Elyria

 

August 18th – EAA Chapter 402 Fly-in/Drive-in Pancake Breakfast

From 8a-noon at the Newark-Heath Airport (VTA) in Heath, OH

 

August 18th – Mid-Eastern Regional Fly-In

Aircraft displays, FAA & AOPA Seminars, Kids Activities, Pancake breakfast, Biplane rides & Car show!

From 8a-10p at Grimes Field (I74) in Urbana, OH

 

August 18th - Hangar One Hot Dog Cookout

Freemont Airport (14G) from noon – 1:30

 

August 19th – EAA Chapter 5’s Fly-in, Picnic & Ice Cream Social

Old fashion potluck picnic and ice cream social from 2-3p at Gustavus airstrip (OH33)

 

August 20th – EAA Chapter 5 Dinner & Program meeting

From 6-8:30p at the Geauga County Airport (7G8) in Middlefield, OH

 

August 25th – Hangar One Hot Dog Cookout

Freemont Airport (14G) from noon – 1:30

 

August 25th & 26th - Fly in a DC-3 or a WWII B-25 Bomber

From 8a-5p at the Harry Clever Airport in New Philadelphia, OH

 

August 18th – EAA Chapter 1600 Monthly Pancake Breakfast - Breakfast cooked to order!

Young Eagle rides too! (free airplane rides for kids ages 8-17; parent must be present) 

From 8:00-10:00a at the Delaware Muni Jim Moore Field (DLZ) in Delaware, OH

 

August 31st – IWASM’s annual Corks in the Concourse

From 7-10p in the Burke Lakefront Airport terminal – go to iwasm.org for ticket info

Raffles, local Cleveland food & wine tasting, with the Blue Angels parked in the background!

 

August 31st – Runwayfest 5K Night Run

Race starts at 9p at the Portage County Airport (KPOV) in Ravenna, OH

Click here to register  

 

Now through August 31st – Southwest Airlines Raffle

IWASM is raffling off 4 round-trip tickets – winner will be pulled August 31st

Tickets are $10 ea – all proceeds to benefit the museum.  Call 216-623-1111 for tickets

 

September 1-3rd – Cleveland National Airshow at Burke Lakefront Airport

Visit http://www.clevelandairshow.com/ for details & ticket info

 

September 1st - RunwayFest Fly-in/Cruise-in/Run-in

Pancake breakfast starts at 8a at the Portage County Airport (KPOV) in Ravenna, OH

There will also be Young Eagle rides, vendors, food trucks & Beech 18 rides

 

September 1st – Hangar One Hot Dog Cookout

Freemont Airport (14G) from noon – 1:30

 

September 15th – EAA Chapter 1252’s Flyro Gyro Fly-in & Young Eagle Rally!

Free Airplane rides for kids ages 8-17 (parent must be present)

From 10a-2p at the Lorain County Regional Airport in Elyris (KLPR). Gyros & hot dogs available


 

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June 7th-9th – Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival

Music, carnival rides, festive foods, crafts, and over 25 hot air balloons!

Coshocton County Fairgrounds in Coshocton, OH – Free Admission

Visit http://www.visitcoshocton.com/hot-air-balloon-festival for details

 

June 9th – Young Eagles Day at the Wadsworth Airport

FREE airplane rides for kids ages 8-17 (parent or guardian must be present) - 9:00a-1:00p

 

June 9th – Women in Aviation Pancake Breakfast at Chili’s in North Olmsted

Chili’s is opening their doors early to support the Cleveland chapter of Women in Aviation!

25061 Country Club Blvd from 9-10:30

 

June 9th – Fulton County Fly-in – Cruise-in

Pancake Breakfast in the AM with Big Mam’s Chili in the PM!

Cash prizes for the best cars & airplanes– contact Rich at navesaviation@gmail.com for info

From 8a-5p at the Kuse Airport in Wauseon, OH

 

June 9th – EAA Chapter 402’s Young Eagle Flights

From 9:00a-noon at the Newark-Heath Airport (VTA) in Newark, OH

 

 June 13th – IWASM’s Rocket Day

IWASM is teaming up with Great Lakes Science & Technology Center & NASA for a fun day of learning about rockets!

From noon – 3p at Burke Lakefront Airport – cost is $1/child – call Katie at 216-623-1111 for more info

 

June 14th – EAA Chapter 846 monthly meeting

7:00 at Skypark Airport in Wadsworth.  Social time starts at 6:00.

 

June 15th – Discover Aviation Cook-out!

Starting at 6:30, at the Lorain County Airport. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow aviation enthusiasts & friends.

Burgers, dogs, pop & water provided.  You are welcome to BYOB and a dish to pass.

 

June 16th & 17th – Plane Fun Aviation Festival

Airplanes, Antique & classic cars & motorcycles, Food, Activities & Young Eagle rides!

Free airplane rides for kids ages 8-17 (parent must be present); biplane & warbird rides available too!

9a-5p each day at the Toledo Executive Airport - $5 admission – kids 12 & under free – Free parking

Volunteers welcome!  (Young Eagle pilots & working and food service) -contact joedeaton@laibe.com

 

June 16th – Waco Biplane Adventure rides and Corvettes at the Museum

Corvette show 9:00a-3:30p; Biplane rides available 10:00a-4:00p

Liberty Aviation Museum at the Erie-Ottawa Int’l Airport in Port Clinton, OH

 

June 18th-21st – Summer Youth Aviator Camp for ages 12-15

 Zone Aviation at the Burke Lakefront Airport in downtown Cleveland

Visit http://zoneaviation.com/youth-aviator-camp/ or call 216-333-1537 for details

 

June 21st – Women in Aviation Chapter Social

All aviation enthusiasts welcome!  We’ll meet in the bar area or on the patio.

5:00p-8:00p at the 100th Bomb Group restaurant by Cleveland Hopkins Airport

 

June 23rd – EAA Chapter 5’s first Fly-In of the Summer! Wings & Wheels

7a-noon at the Geauga County Airport in Middlefield, OH  (7G8)

 

June 23rd – Yankee Air Museum WWII B-17 Flying Fortress Air Adventure Rides

10a-4p Liberty Aviation Museum at the Erie-Ottawa Int’l Airport in Port Clinton

Visit http://yankeeairmuseum.org/fly/ for ticket pricing or to book a ride

 

June 29th – July 4th – Fly The Ford Tri-Motor!

Climb aboard and step back into time to aviation’s golden age!

9-5 each day – Liberty Aviation Museum at the Erie-Ottawa Int’l Airport in Port Clinton

Go to flytheford.org for advanced ticket sales.  Or walk up - $75/adult, $50/17&under

 

June 30th – EAA Chapter 255’s Pancake Breakfast Fly-In

8:00a-noon at the Ashland County Airport (3G4) in Ashland, OH

 

June 30th – Curious About Flying course

Are you interested in learning more about aviation?  This class is for you!

Held at the Discover Aviation hangar at the Lorain County Airport

Contact Patty Austin for details – 440-503-3145 or curiousaboutflying@me.com

Annual Student Model Home Design Contest
Welcome to the Student Model Home Design Contest information and photo gallery page!

The 2019 contest will mark the 22nd consecutive year for this amazing event!

Good Luck - Student Model Home Design Contest


If you or your company is interested in sponsoring the contest or student awards scroll down to the bottom of this page for more information and email.   


The theme for the 2019 Student Model Home Design Contest.....

"The Great Multi-Unit Townhouse"

Program Description - Multi-unit living has evolved into a desirable way of owning a home for any age group.  It combines a true mixture of design presence and social and environmental responsibility, featuring floor plans that emphasize the ultimate in convenience and livability, while accommodating a wide range of lifestyles.  No maintenance or landscaping is a plus.

Your objective is to design an affordable, full-time primary residence multi-unit townhouse (4 unit), incorporating the ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) system into the structure.  The building should be designed for the purpose of accommodating a young professional couple in at least one unit, as well as a retired couple in at least another unit, who plan to build in the Cleveland area.  The clients want the design to incorporate “smart” and “green” technology, yet have most amenities and features seen in similar upscale townhouses.  With a maximum of 1,500 sq. ft. per unit, the total project is budgeted at a maximum of $660,000.  “Green Building/Construction Technology” (including NGBS, LEED and Energy Conservation Standards) INNOVATIONS and CREATIVITY are strongly encouraged. 


Click to access the 2019 Student Model Home Design Contest SITE PLAN.

Click to access the 2019 Student Model Home Design Contest RULES & REGULATIONS.


2019 Student Model Home Design Contest top ten awards presentation at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center.  2019 Theme: "The Great Multi-Unit Townhouse". 1-19-19

2019 contest - Top Ten finalists and presenters on stage at CVCC 1-19-19


2019 Student Model Home Design Contest - First Place team - Austin Loosli, Robert Fulop, Ethan Simon, Connor Reis of Westlake High School 1-19-19

2019 contest - First Place - Austin Loosli, Robert Fulop, Ethan Simon, Connor Reis 1-19-19


2019 Student Model Home Design Contest - First Place Model & Tri-Fold Presentation - Austin Loosli, Robert Fulop, Ethan Simon, Connor Reis of Westlake High School 1-19-19

2019 contest - First Place Model  - Austin Loosli, Robert Fulop, Ethan Simon, Connor Reis 1-19-19


2019 Student Model Home Design Contest - First Place Tri-Fold presentation

2019 contest - Tri-Fold for first place team looking at model


2019 Student Model Home Design Contest - First Place Tri-Fold presentation

2019 Contest - First Place Tri-Fold Presentation


2019 Student Model Home Design Contest - First Place Revit rendering of townhouse - Austin Loosli, Robert Fulop, Ethan Simon, Connor Reis of Westlake High School 1-19-19

First Place Rendering - Austin Loosli, Robert Fulop, Ethan Simon, Connor Reis of Westlake High School 1-19-1


2019 sponsors of the 22nd Annual Student Model Home Design Contest:

American Concrete Institute Northeast Ohio Chapter

Equity Trust

Lesko Architecture

Northeast Ohio Technology & Engineering Educators Association

Mr. Brian Gilbert of Coldwell Banker

The Chas. Phipps Company

Marketplace Events (producers of the Great Big Home & Garden Show)

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Sponsor poster - 2019 Student Model Home Design Contest


2019 Student Model Home Design Contest - Second Place team - Mickey Hamila, Jacob Meyer, Arya Kirpekar of Westlake High School 1-19-19

2019 Student Model Home Design Contest 2nd place team


2019 Student Model Home Design Contest - Second Place team Revit rendering of townhouse - Mickey Hamila, Jacob Meyer, Arya Kirpekar of Westlake High School 1-19-19

Mickey Hamila, Jacob Meyer, Arya Kirpekar of Westlake High School 1-19-19


2019 Student Model Home Design Contest - Fourth Place team - Drew Mather, Danny (DK3) Keenan, Henry Levenberg of Westlake High School 1-19-19

Student Model Home Design Contest - 4th Place team - Drew Mather, Danny Keenan, Henry Levenberg 1-19-19


2019 Student Model Home Design Contest - Fourth Place team Revit elevation rendering of townhouse - Drew Mather, Danny (DK3) Keenan, Henry Levenberg of Westlake High School 1-19-19

2019 Contest - 4th place team Revit rendering


2019 Student Model Home Design Contest - Fifth Place team - Tomas DeUrquidi, Shane Burich, John Mudryk of Westlake High School 1-19-19

2019 Contest - 5th Place team - Tomas DeUrquidi, Shane Burich, John Mudryk 1-19-19


2019 Student Model Home Design Contest - Fifth Place team Revit rendering - Tomas DeUrquidi, Shane Burich, John Mudryk of Westlake High School 1-19-19

Rendering of 5th place team in the 2019 Student Model Home Design Contest


2019 Student Model Home Design Contest top ten awards presentation hosted by Matt Fox of HGTV at the IX Center during the Great Big Home & Garden Show.  2019 Theme: "The Great Multi-Unit Townhouse". 2-2-19

2019 Great Big Home & Garden Show - Matt Fox of HGTV hosts the top ten awards ceremony.


2019 Student Model Home Design Contest at the IX Center during the Great Big Home & Garden Show.  First place team receives smart home technology award from sponsor Brian Gilbert of Coldwell Banker.  2019 Theme: "The Great Multi-Unit Townhouse". 2-2-19

1st place team receives best smart home technology award from sponsor Brian Gilbert.


2019 Student Model Home Design Contest display at the IX Center during the Great Big Home & Garden Show.  "Students at Work" cone designed and created by Mr. Craig Schmidt of XCEL TECC in Mayfield.  2019 Theme: "The Great Multi-Unit Townhouse". 2-2-19

Student contest display - "Students at Work" safety cone display.


2019 Student Model Home Design Contest display at the IX Center during the Great Big Home & Garden Show (booth #1691) 2-2-19

2019 Student Contest display at the IX Center during the Great Big Home & Garden Show. 


The theme for the 2018 Student Model Home Design Contest.....

"The Great Modern Frank Lloyd Wright Spec House"

Program Description - Architects, designers, builders, and contractors often design a “Spec” (specification) house to be the shining jewel of a new residential development. It typically is the benchmark house to showcase new styles, building features, details, and technologies to lure potential customers.  To celebrate his 150th anniversary, this “spec” home will be a design inspired by the celebrated American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. 

Students are to design an affordable full-time primary residence home, incorporating an ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) system into the structure.  The home should be designed for the purpose of accommodating a middle age couple and their two children, ages 11 and 16, who plan to build in the Cleveland area.  The family intends to build on a minimal footprint lot, incorporating “smart” and “green” technology, yet have most amenities and features seen in a large contemporary home, and is a modern version of a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design.  The project is budgeted at a maximum of $275,000 and a size of 2,500 square feet.  “Green Building/Construction Technology” (including NGBS, LEED and Energy Conservation Standards) INNOVATIONS and CREATIVITY are strongly encouraged. 


Click to access the 2018 Student Model Home Design Contest SITE PLAN.


2018 Student Model Home Design Contest top ten awards presentation at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center.  2018 Theme: "The Great Modern Frank Lloyd Wright Spec House". 1-27-18

2018 Student Model Home Design Contest - Top Ten finalists at CVCC 1-27-18


2018 Student Model Home Design Contest - 1st place team - Katie Willi, Robert Fulop, Ethan Simon, Scott Rennard of Westlake High School.

2018 Student Model Home Design Contest - 1st place team - Katie Willi, Robert Fulop, Ethan Simon, Scott Rennard of Westlake HS 1-27-18


2017 Student Model Home Design Contest top ten awards presentation at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center.  2017 Theme: "The Great Urban Reuse House".

2017 Student Model Home Design Contest top ten awards presentation at CVCC


2017 Student Model Home Design Contest - Jackson Liang and Mark Sargent of Westlake High School - grand prize winners (missing from photo: David Eppele and Sneha Ramachandran).

2017 Student Model Home Design Contest - Jackson Liang and Mark Sargent - 1st place team 1-28-17


2017 Student Model Home Design Contest - model from the winning team. All windows, doors, posts, railings, embellishments, and even the bell in the tower were 3D printed.

2017 Student Model Home Design Contest - model of first place team


2017 Student Model Home Design Contest - Connor Harte, Katie Willi, and Connor Reis of Westlake High School - 2nd place team.

2017 Student Model Home Design Contest - 2nd place team.


2017 Student Model Home Design Contest - model from the 2nd place team. All windows, doors, solar panels, railings, and embellishments were 3D printed. House and roof pieces of the model itself were cut and texture was added with a laser engraver.

2017 Student Model Home Design Contest - model of the 2nd place team.


Dave Wilson and Kortney Wilson, stars of the HGTV show "Masters of Flip", congratulate Connor Reis before the awards presentation at the main stage in the IX Center.

Dave and Kortney Wilson of the HGTV show Masters of Flip shake hands with Connor Reis at the IX Center.


2017 Student Model Home Design Contest - Robert Fulop, Michael Rees, Patrick Gheen of Westlake High School - 4th place team.

2017 Student Model Home Design Contest - Robert Fulop, Michael Rees, Patrick Gheen - 3rd place team.


Sponsors of the 2017 Student Model Home Design Contest.

Sponsors of the 2017 Student Model Home Design Contest.


2016 Student Model Home Design Contest - Anna Renkel, Sean Freeman, and Elise Kennedy of Westlake High School - grand prize winners.  2016 Theme: "The Great Right Sized House" (as influenced by Sarah Susanka).

Anna Renkel, Sean Freeman, and Elise Kennedy - grand prize winners - 2016 Student Model Home Design Contest


2015 Student Model Home Design Contest - Jake Johanni and Nicholas Button of Westlake High School - grand prize winners.  2015 Theme: "The Great & Incredibly Cool Pool House".

2015 Student Model Home Design Contest - Jake Johanni and Nicholas Button - grand prize winners.


2014 Student Model Home Design Contest - Chris Tsuei, Robert Slater, Connor Stanton, Chris Stone of Westlake High School - grand prize winners.  2014 Theme: "The Great Influential Architect Designed House".

2014 Student Model Home Design Contest - Chris Tsuei, Robert Slater, Connor Stanton, Chris Stone - grand prize winners.


2009 Student Model Home Design Contest - Kristina Cho of Westlake High School - grand prize winner.  2009 Theme: "The Romance of France...a Normandy style country home with Green Building features".

2009 Student Model Home Design Contest - Kristina Cho of Westlake High School - grand prize winner


2008 Student Model Home Design Contest - Stephanie Schill of Westlake High School - grand prize winner.  2008 Theme: "Tribute to Italy...a Waterfront Villa with Green Building Features".

2008 Student Model Home Design Contest grand prize winner - Stephanie Schill


2007 Student Model Home Design Contest - Rakesh Patel and Mark Pothier of Westlake High School - grand prize winners.  2007 Theme: "Tribute to Ireland & the Green Building Movement".

Rakesh Patel and Mark Pothier - winners of the 2007 Student Model Home Design Contest


2006 Student Model Home Design Contest - Mark Pothier & Rakesh Patel of Westlake High School - grand prize winners.  2006 Theme: "Holland in Bloom...a Dutch Masterpiece (adjacent to a waterway)".

2006 Student Model Home Design Contest - Rakesh Patel & Mark Pothier - grand prize winners


2005 Student Model Home Design Contest - Bear Pope & Charles Pelini of Westlake High School - grand prize winners.  2005 Theme: "Golf Course Home with Outdoor Living (adjacent to a pond)".

2005 Student Model Home Design Contest - Bear Pope & Charles Pelini - grand prize winners.


2004 Student Model Home Design Contest - Jordan McCrone & Sarah Pavlik of Westlake High School - grand prize winners.  2004 Theme: "Urban Streetscape (narrow lot homes)".

Jordan McCrone & Sarah Pavlik - Student Model Home Design Contest Winners - 2004


2004 Student Model Home Design Contest - model from the winning team.

2004 Student Model Home Design Contest - model from the winning team.


2003 Student Model Home Design Contest - Mike Geyer of Westlake High School - grand prize winner.  Also in photo (L to R) - teacher Mr. Kutz and 2002 winner Rachel Elias.

2003 Student Model Home Design Contest - Mike Geyer of Westlake High School - grand prize winner.


2002 Student Model Home Design Contest - Rachel Elias of Westlake High School - grand prize winner.  2002 Theme: "Home Office Addition".

2002 Student Model Home Design Contest - Rachel Elias - grand prize winner.


2001 Student Model Home Design Contest - David Barr of Westlake High School - grand prize winner.  Photo of his winning model.

2001 Student Model Home Design Contest - Model of 1st place winner David Barr


Sponsorship Opportunities are available for the annual Student Model Home Design Contest!

The 2019 contest will be the 22nd year for the annual Student Model Home Design contest.

The Student Model Home Design Contest was created to introduce high school students to the architectural, engineering, design, building, & construction technology industries.

The contest is nationally recognized by the International Technology & Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) for promoting technological literacy, energy efficiency and environmentally conscious design, engineering, construction and architecture.

The top ten projects will be on display at the IX center for the Great Big Home and Garden Show, a terrific way to promote and market your company/products to over 120,000 people at the student display booth during the 10 days of the event, the largest of its kind in the country.

We have sponsorship opportunities in the following award categories (all tax deductible):

$1000 - AWARDS FOR 2nd THROUGH 10th PLACE 

$500 - BEST GREEN BUILDING 

$300 - BEST PROGRESS BINDER

…MORE…

Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you very much for your support!

Scott Kutz, Westlake High School, Architecture, Engineering, & Design Teacher

Email: kutz@wlake.org


FAST FACT...Westlake High School Technology & Engineering students have won the Student Model Home Design Contest 21 of the last 22 years!   Wow!

TechMates Club

TechMates Club presents at the Porter Library MAKE Event

Students that join the TechMates Club find that there is always something to do and something for everyone.  Members are involved in many contests and special events throughout the year, as well as countless other enriching and engaging activities, service projects, and field trips.   It’s a must-do for all future architects, designers, artisans, inventors, entrepreneurs, and engineers.


We hope your son/daughter will participate in making the TechMates Club a positive experience at Westlake High School!  Click on the links below for more information as well as a sample of the many activities they can participate in.


Click to access the General Information Sheet.


Click to access a list of the many opportunities, activities and events to participate in.


2018 WHS Club Fair - The new Unmanned Aircraft Systems Drone Technology class observes PIC Ali Aboumerhi (sophomore) fly the Blue Jay Force 1 drone during the club fair at the TechMates Club table.

Ali flying the Blue Jay drone for the Club Fair 2018


Click here to see the WHBS-TV club fair interview on the TechMates Club.  Start at the 30 second mark.


2018 WHS Club Fair - Jacob Jablonski (senior) of the new Unmanned Aircraft Systems Drone Technology class controls the flight of a DJI Spark drone with hand gestures during the club fair at the TechMates Club table.

Jacob flying the DJI Spark for the CLub Fair 2018


WHS Club Fair - Jill Eddy and Katie Willi work the TechMates Club table.

2017 WHS Club Fair - Jill Eddy (senior) and Katie Willi (junior) work the TechMates Club table.


TechMates Club Officers for the 2018-2019 school year:

President -  ETHAN SIMON

Vice President - CONNOR REIS

Secretary - HENRY LEVENBERG

Treasurer - TOMAS DE URQUIDI

Sergeant-At-Arms - ROBERT FULOP & AUSTIN LOOSLI

 

 

 

Technology & Engineering Design Gallery

Welcome to the T & E Gallery!  Click T & E videos to see our events, activities, and classes.


Aerial View of Westlake High School taken with the Force1 U45W Blue Jay Wi-Fi FPV Drone

Aerial View of WHS taken with Blue jay drone


Level 3 student Kaitlin Willi (far left) serving as a Junior Fair Board member at the 2018 Ohio State Fair. Standing in front of the WHS Technology & Engineering Showcase.

Kaitlin Willi at the Ohio State Fair as a Junior Fair Board Member

Junior Fair Board member Katie Willi discusses her project and the need for all students to be in an Architecture, Engineering, Technology or Industrial/Product Design course with Ohio Department of Education state superintendent Paolo DeMaria on 7-31-18.

Kaitlin Willi discussing her project with ODE state superintendent Paolo DeMaria


2018 TechMate of the Year - Level 3 student Jillian Eddy

2018 TechMate of the Year - Jill Eddy

Here is a short list of Jillian's accomplishments:

  • Teen Pitch Tank winner

Click here to listen to the Teen Pitch Tank interview on Ideastream - radio 90.3 (start it at 42:40).

  • Marvel Superpower of STEM National finalist
  • 3rd place finish at the Student Model Home Design Contest (team)
  • Verizon Innovative Learning App Challenge winner (team)
  • Ohio Schools Magazine Cover Design winner
  • WHS Yearbook Cover Design winner

Discover Aviation Day at Lorain County Regional Airport on 5-19-18.

View of airport grounds. 

Discover Aviation Day - airport grounds at Lorain County Regional Airport


Discover Aviation Day at Lorain County Regional Airport on 5-19-18.

Midget Mustang

Discover Aviation Day - Midget Mustang


Discover Aviation Day at Lorain County Regional Airport on 5-19-18.

AV Lab Flight Simulator.

Discover Aviation Day - AV Lab Flight Simulator 5-19-18


Discover Aviation Day at Lorain County Regional Airport on 5-19-18.

Kent State University School of Aeronautics - Cessna 172 training plane.

Kent State University School of Aeronautics - Cessna 172 training plane.


Discover Aviation Day at Lorain County Regional Airport on 5-19-18.

LifeFlight helicopter.

Discover Aviation Day - LifeFlight helicopter 5-19-18


Miss Burke’s 4th grade class at Bassett Elementary visited the WHS T & E Department to engage in how and what makers create.  Their focus was on the central idea: “Making can affect everyday life” on 5-11-18.

Click 4th grade MAKE event video to see the coverage from the WHBS-TV studio.

Mr. Adam Purdy gives instruction on safety during the 4th grade MAKE event.  The project they completed was a northeast Ohio birdhouse made of western red cedar.

Mr. Adam Purdy gives instruction on safety during the 4th grade MAKE event 5-11-18


Miss Burke’s 4th grade class at Bassett Elementary visited the WHS T & E Department to engage in how and what makers create.  Their focus was on the central idea: “Making can affect everyday life” on 5-11-18.

Bassett elementary teacher Leah Burke and WHS student Dori Hauser help Julia Richards and Natalie Chang with nailing.

Bassett elementary teacher Leah Burke and WHS student Dori Hauser help Julia Richards and Natalie Chang with nailing.


Miss Burke’s 4th grade class at Bassett Elementary visited the WHS T & E Department to engage in how and what makers create.  Their focus was on the central idea: “Making can affect everyday life” on 5-11-18.

4th grade Bassett elementary students at the sanding station during the MAKE event.

4th grade Bassett elementary students at the sanding station during the MAKE event 5-11-18


Miss Burke’s 4th grade class at Bassett Elementary visited the WHS T & E Department to engage in how and what makers create.  Their focus was on the central idea: “Making can affect everyday life” on 5-11-18.

Know Your Home student Matt Beaver helps Colin Shultz, Ella Stanton, and Alyssa Pande with nailing.

Know Your Home student Matt Beaver helps Colin Shultz, Ella Stanton, and Alyssa Pande with nailing 5-11-18


Miss Burke’s 4th grade class at Bassett Elementary visited the WHS T & E Department to engage in how and what makers create.  Their focus was on the central idea: “Making can affect everyday life” on 5-11-18.

The 4th graders were told that many different kinds of technologies, tools, machines, materials, instruments, and processes are used to make things.  Katie Willi and Ethan Simon presenting on 3D printing and laser engraving.

TechMates Katie WIlli and Ethan Simon presenting 3D printing and laser engraving to the Bassett elementary 4th graders at the MAKE event


Miss Burke’s 4th grade class at Bassett Elementary visited the WHS T & E Department to engage in how and what makers create.  Their focus was on the central idea: “Making can affect everyday life” on 5-11-18.

State board member Lisa Woods and WCS Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Kathi Maxwell observe the 4th grade MAKE event.

State board member Lisa Woods and WCS Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Kathi Maxwell observe 4th grade MAKE event 5-11-18


Product Design Contest at rpm in Avon Lake - Finalists Connor Reis and Henry Levenberg of Westlake High School presenting their "SingleStep" 3-16-18

Product Design Contest at rpm in Avon Lake - Finalists Connor Reis and Henry Levenberg of WHS 3-16-18


Marvel Studios Superpower of STEM Challenge - National Finalists at the red carpet premier screening of the new movie "Thor - Ragnarok" in Hollywood, CA. - Jill Eddy of Westlake High School - 3rd from right 11-6-18

Marvel Studios Superpower of STEM Challenge - National Finalists at the red carpet premier screening of the new movie "Thor - Ragnarok" in Hollywood, CA. - Jill Eddy of Westlake High School - 3rd from right 11-6-18


CSU College of Engineering Field Trip - New Engineering Building Tour - girls team 9-13-17

CSU College of Engineering Field Trip - New Engineering Building Tour - girls team 9-13-17


CSU College of Engineering Field Trip - New Engineering Building Tour - guys team 9-13-17

CSU College of Engineering Field Trip - New Engineering Building Tour - guys team 9-13-17


CSU College of Engineering Field Trip - Trash Slider Challenge - Ethan Simon group 9-13-17

CSU College of Engineering Field Trip - Trash Slider Challenge - Ethan Simon group 9-13-17


Testing the Trash Slider Project at the CSU College of Engineering Field Trip - Conner Reis team 9-13-17 (click to access video).


Testing the Trash Slider Project at the CSU College of Engineering Field Trip - Gabi Kosakowski team 9-13-17 (click to access video).


CSU College of Engineering Field Trip - Scott Rennard testing the driving simulator 9-13-17

 

CSU College of Engineering Field Trip - Scott Rennard testing the driving simulator 9-13-17


Katie Willi designed and made a walnut table with a laser engraved rose on top.

Katie Willi - designed a walnut table with a laser engraved rose on top


Robotics Surveying demonstrated by Mr. Dempsey.

Robotics Surveying demonstration at WHS


Goodyear STEM Career Day - University of Akron - April 2016

Goodyear STEM Career Day - University of Akron - April 2016


Matt Hall tries out his PVC Kayak in the Design Squad races!

Design Squad - demonstration by Matt Hall of his plastic pipe kayak


Steve Speaker, Kyle Myers, and Dana Hartup of the rp+m company presenting on additive manufacturing technology.

 Steve Speaker, Kyle Myers, and Dana Hartup - additive manufacturing presentation 3-13-17


On tour of the rp+m company in Avon Lake (standing next to their high end additive manufacturing 3D printing machines) - April 2017.

On tour of the rp+m company in Avon Lake - April 2017


Jackie Massa presents a custom made box filled with handwritten thank you notes to school resource officer Scott Fortkamp as part of his Hero Appreciation Ceremony - December 2016.

Jackie Massa hands a custom made box and handwritten thank you notes to school resource officer Scott Fortkamp as part of his Hero Appreciation Ceremony - December 2016.


WHBS-TV interviews school resource officer Scott Fortkamp as part of his Hero Appreciation Ceremony while sporting his 3D printed HERO badge  - December 2016.

WHBS-TV interviews school resource officer Scott Fortkamp as part of his Hero Appreciation Ceremony while sporting his 3D printed HERO badge  - December 2016.


Junior Fair Board Ambassadors Elise Kennedy and Nicholas Button take a break next to the ITEEA booth at the Ohio State Fair T & E Showcase - Summer 2015.

Junior Fair Board Ambassadors Elise Kennedy and Nicholas Button take a break at the ITEEA booth at the Ohio State Fair - Summer 2015.


Junior Fair Board Ambassador Elise Kennedy teaches fairgoers how to ride a Segway at the Ohio State Fair T & E Showcase - Summer 2015.

Junior Fair Board Ambassador Elise Kennedy teaches fairgoers how to ride a Segway at the Ohio State Fair T & E Showcase - Summer 2015.


OTEEA State Conference 2015 - Product Redesign Projects

OTEEA State Conference 2015 - Product Redesign Projects


Hon Kwok prepares for her Frazil Ice presentation at the Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair hosted by Cleveland State University.

Hon Kwok prepares for her Frazil Ice presentation at the Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair hosted by Cleveland State University.


Matt Schmitz and Joanne Koehler start grilling hot dogs with their solar cooker.

Cooking hot dogs with a Solar Cooker


Jennifer Chern with PBS Design Squad TV host Nate Ball at Design Squad event (hosted by the Science & Technology Center in Cleveland).

Jennifer Chern with PBS Design Squad TV host Nate Ball at Design Squad event


Concept Structure models created by the Technical Drawing/Design Level 3 Honors class.

Concept Structure models created in the Level 3 class


Goodyear STEM Career Day at the University of Akron - Judging of the Rube Goldberg Contest - April 2017. 

2017 Good Year STEM Career Day - Judging of the Rube Goldberg Contest


Gravity Racing Challenge competition at Derby Downs in Akron - Driver Jake Paul and teacher Mr. Purdy discuss strategy before the start of the race - May 2012.

Gravity Racing Challenge - Driver Jake Paul and Mr  Purdy before the start of the race in 2012


Westlake High School Demon Racing team leads the way in the Gravity Racing Challenge Parade at Derby Downs in Akron - May 2012.

WHS Team during the GRC Parade in May 2012


Alex Schultz anxiously waits for his testing results evaluated by Dr. Keenan in the Corrugated Board (cardboard) Chair Challenge.

Corrugated Chair Challenge - Dr.Keenan testing a cardboard chair designed by Alex Schultz.


Julia Button prepares her robotic controlled "On Target" device for launch.

Julia Button prepares her robotic controlled "On Target" device


Rob Slater demonstrates his mechanical and pneumatic arm assist.

Rob Slater demonstrates his mechanical and pneumatic arm assist.


Virtual Welding at the Formtek Field Trip.

Virtual Welding at the Formtek Field Trip


Watching a Denso Robot in operation at the Formtek Field Trip - October 2016.

Watching a Denso Robot in operation at the Formtek Field Trip on 10-7-16


Segway inspired "Auto Balance" project - Best of Show Award at Ohio State Fair Technology & Engineering Showcase - Theodore Poulos and Peter Slater - August 2013.

Auto Balance - Best of Show at Ohio State Fair T & E Showcase - Theodore Poulos and Peter Slater 8-19-2013


WHS Gravity Racing Challenge team - May 2015.

WHS Gravity Racing Challenge team from 2015


Welcome Sign - airbrushed and handpainted by Lauren Voiers - for the former BOE office - August 2007.

Welcome Sign - airbrushed and handpainted by Lauren Voiers - for the former BOE office August 2007


Airbrushed Graphic Parody - by David Hilden - Runner-up Best of Show in the Graphic Arts Technology category at the OTEEA State Conference.

David Hilden - Airbrushed Graphic Parody- Runnerup Best of Show in the Graphic Arts Technology at the OTEEA State Conference.


Airbrushed phantom view of a Cobra - by Corey Knapp - Best of Show in the Graphic Arts Technology category at the OTEEA State Conference.

Corey Knapp - Airbrushed phantom view of a Cobra - Best of Show in the Graphic Arts Technology category at the OTEEA State Conference.


Austin Healy (first James Bond car) - airbrushed phantom view by Lawrence King

Austin-Healy (first James Bond car) - airbrushed phantom view by Lawrence King


Finalists of the Huntington Bank signage contest at Crocker Park - December 2006.

Finalists of the Huntington Bank signage contest at Crocker Park - December 2006.


Christina Ryook Reading Room sign for the library - designed, sandblasted, and handpainted by the T & E Department.

Christina Ryook Reading Room sign for the library - designed and sandblasted by the T & E Department


TechMate of the Year trophies, designed and 3D printed in CAD Lab - May 2016.

TechMate of the Year trophies from 2016


Video of "Lunar Lander" challenge finals at the athletic stadium - Jacob Meyer team (click to access video).


What Technology & Engineering classes

have taught me………

(actual comments from the students!)                            

·         To go above and beyond what is expected in order to be successful.

·         About time management and how to budget my time better

·         To be and act like a pro, because someday I’ll be one.

·         To understand and decide what I want to do with my life after high school.

·         That they will be on my case unless I make progress everyday.

·         To pay attention to detail.

·         To pay attention and follow instructions.

·         How critical the field of design is to society.

·         How to be responsible and to always stay on task.

·         How to start out with a blank piece of paper and end up with drawings and a model.

·         How important this class is because everything has to be designed and drawn first.

·         I can create anything I can imagine.

·         I can will myself to do anything whether it seems like I can do it or not.

·         That to get anywhere in the world you need to work hard and put in maximum effort.

·         To see my future more clearly.

·         To work independently and autonomously.

·         To set a goal and be able to achieve it.

·         That if I don’t do what I’m supposed to do now, I probably won’t do it later in life.

·         How to problem-solve situations I thought I could never figure out on my own.

·         To explore interesting topics like architecture, engineering, and 3D designing.

·         The class makes you realize that everything is precise.

·         That developing skills in this area will open many opportunities later on.

·         How to deal with stress, meet deadlines, and prioritize.

·         That it is very important to be organized.

·         That I need to put forth my BEST effort in everything I do.

·         How architects start designing a building.

·         How to represent a 3D object on a 2D surface.

·         To think one step ahead and how it’s helped me in all of my classes.

·         How to stay focused and immersed.

·         How to do more than I thought I could do.

·         That hard work and determination can help accomplish anything.

·         To have more confidence in my work.

·         How to work to my full potential.

·         How to select a career that’s right for me.

·         How to take an idea, develop it, then create it.

·         That preparation is the key to success.

·         How to look at a problem and come up with numerous solutions.

·         How to take a more serious approach to my school work.

·         That something can always be done better.

·         How to visualize concepts easier.

·         How to think logically.

·         How to solve problems effectively and efficiently.

·         How to think for myself.

·         That I will have as much fun as I work hard.

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Click to access an article written recently by the Westlake Patch on the Ohio State Fair Technology & Engineering Showcase.


Best of Luck to the WHS TechMates "FAB FOUR"!

The "Fab Four" - Sneha R., Jackson L., Mark S., and David E.

2017 graduates Sneha Ramachandran, Jackson Liang, Mark Sargent, & David Eppele most certainly have been a force during their stellar four years in the Technology & Engineering program. What a great legacy they have established!  Here is a short list of their amazing accomplishments:

·         Student Model Home Design Contest Winners

·         Ohio Technology & Engineering Educators Association State Conference Best of Show Winners

·         Ohio Technology & Engineering Educators Association State Conference Zupancic Award Winners

·         Ohio State Fair Technology & Engineering Showcase Best of Show Winners

·         3rd place finish at Hyland Innovation Showdown Contest

·         TechMate of the Year Winners


"There is no concrete evidence that mankind's development came as a result of language alone, but there is evidence that the making of things took a leading role in the development of mankind."   – Doug Stowe


Adam Savage of the hit TV show "Mythbusters" wants you to know... 

Poster of Adam Savage from the TV show Mythbusters on school testing


“...persons not manually trained, generally regard the products of manual labor at less than their real value. They think it much more difficult to solve a mathematical problem than to make a table. It is not an easy thing to make a parcel-pin or a pen-holder with accuracy, and when students have done these things they will be the better able to estimate comparatively the difficulty of making a table or chair; and what perhaps is of still greater importance, they will become qualified to decide between what is good and what is bad work.”–– Otto Salomon


Information report on the status of the T & E in STEM and strategies on how to better educate our students and all of our society (click on link below):

Report - Preparing for the perfect storm - addressing the T & E in STEM

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"Whoever would be a great inventor to the benefit of humanity must begin to learn common things in very early life; for so vast is the accumulation of knowledge heaped up by the ages and the inventive industry of mankind that if the task of learning be deferred until the business of life, with its thousand cares and distractions, begins, knowledge cannot ripen enough ... to be great in usefulness in their generation, to their country, and to their kind."

.....from the book "The Boys' Own Toy Maker, A Practical Guide to the Useful Employment of Leisure Hours," by E. Landells (published in 1859) 


Outstanding presentation on explaining STEM and how to implement it in your school (click on link below):

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Must-see video on understanding the historical roots and evolution of the T & E in STEM (click on link below):

Yannis Miaoulis - NCTL in Boston

It is narrated by Dr. Ioannis (Yannis) Miaoulis, the founding director for the National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®) in Boston, and former Dean of the School of Engineering with Tufts University.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B-g1_6QCWU  


Jim Bensen, President Emeritus of Bemidji State University and former board member of the Blandin Foundation, speaks during a TEDx talk and laments that education needs to move away from the “we are teaching because students have to KNOW THAT, to teaching because students have to KNOW HOW!” (click to access video).

TEDx talk - Jim Bensen - teaching the KNOW HOW!


NBSS (Boston, MA.)

North Bennet Street School's mission is to train students for careers in traditional trades that use hand skills in concert with evolving technology, to preserve and advance craft traditions, and to promote greater appreciation of craftsmanship (click to access NBSS website).

North Bennet Street School in Boston, MA.


21 Reasons Why T & E Classes are Important in the 21st Century.

Click to access list. 

 

 

 

Welcome

             Welcome to the Westlake High School

    Technology & Engineering Department website!


The "T & E" in STEM


"At the beginning of the day it's all about possibilities; at the end of the day it's all about results."

Lydia Hudak surveying the grounds at WHS with an Auto-Level


Have you ever heard of or been to the Grand Egyptian Museum? 

One of our students was hired as an Architect and sent to London, England working on a team to design the largest archeological museum in the world in Cairo, Egypt, housing a collection of over 120,000 ancient Egyptian antiquities and artifacts.

Do you have a computer with an Intel chip? 

One of our students was hired by the Intel Company in Phoenix, Arizona as an Industrial Engineer working to design and manufacture the processing chip used in countless electronic and computer devices sold all over the world.

Do you have or know anyone who has a Toyota Sienna van or an Avalon sedan?

One of our students was hired as an Automotive Engineer by the Toyota Company in Ann Arbor, Michigan to design the interior cabin of the Sienna van and Avalon sedan.

Have you ever been to Home Depot?

One of our students was hired by the Home Depot Company as a Construction Manager to help design and build Home Depot stores all over the United States.

Have you ever heard of or been to Crocker Park?

One of our students was hired as a Mechanical Engineer by one of the largest construction companies in the nation to help design and build Crocker Park, a unique lifestyle center and mixed use venue located in Westlake, Ohio featuring retail stores, spacious office buildings, great restaurants, luxury apartments, and entertainment venues.

Over 200 students in our program have majored in a Technology & Engineering (STEM) field while in college and/or are now currently a professional in a STEM field, including the following:

Architecture

Landscape Architecture

Interior Architecture

Interior Designer

Fashion Designer

Graphic Designer

Furniture Designer

Graphic Communications

Computer Science

Computer Information Systems

Computer Engineer

CAD Designer

Automotive Engineer

Aerospace Engineer

Biomedical Engineer

Civil Engineer

Chemical Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Environmental Engineer

Industrial Engineer

Materials Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Mining Engineer

Software Engineer

Geotechnical Engineer

Structural Engineer

Engineering Technology

Industrial Technology

Manufacturing Technology

Technology Education

Management Information Systems

Math Education

Interactive Design

Engineering Physics

Construction Management

Medical Doctor

Airline Pilot

Beyond teaching the content in the classroom and helping to engage students in a multitude of unique and innovative project based activities, we believe the main focus of an effective teacher is to inspire their students and help set them on the path to their future.


rp+m sponsored 3D design contest


Why become an engineer, architect, artisan, designer, inventor, or entrepreneur?.........

You'll have the power to make a difference! By becoming an engineer/designer, you can help solve problems that are important to society. You could be controlling and preventing pollution, developing new medicines, creating advanced technologies, even exploring new worlds.

You'll have money and job security!  Engineers have significantly higher starting salaries than do college graduates with bachelor's degrees in many other fields. After 4/5 years of college, you could be making up to $60,000 a year. And society will always need people, like engineers and designers, who solve problems and come up with new ways of thinking about and doing things. Learn more about engineering by searching www.discoverengineering.org

You'll be working with other talented people! Engineering is a team effort. As an engineer or designer you may be working on projects with experts in many different fields and people from different backgrounds - even different countries.

You'll have lots of options! Engineers work everywhere: in big and small cities, rural communities, even remote wilderness areas. Some work in business offices or classrooms, others in factories or research labs; some work outdoors or even in outer space! Some engineers go into medicine, law, or business management.

An engineering education will prepare you for many different careers.

You'll get to do cool stuff! Be the first to develop or try out a new technology, like a flying car or an undersea house. Design and build virtual reality amusement parks. Discover and patent a new material that can mend broken bones or cure arthritis. Engineers will be involved in making all the wonders of the future a reality.

So, once again, why become an engineer, architect, artisan, designer, inventor, or entrepreneur?.........

The Westlake High School Technology & Engineering Education department will help you prepare for the future!  It is a place built of hopes, dreams, and visions.  We encourage you to sign up for classes today!