DD2 STEM Advisory Board Notes

Updated on April 20, 2017 in STEM
0 on April 20, 2017

DD2 STEM Advisory Board notes

April 19, 2017 at Summerville HS



Michelle Barrows, Venture Aerobearings

Vanessa Do Santos, Venture Aerobearings

Janel Raquet – Ft. D PLTW teacher

LB Adams – Practical Dramatics

Trey Hodges – Sville Asst Principal

Robin Willis – Chamber


Introductions – new teacher Janel Raquet and new Academy Partners, Venture Aerobearings. Venture Aerobearings has a Youth Apprentice finishing this June and will add several next year. We discussed the benefits to students of the YA program with those unfamiliar.

Number of YA to date:


Ft. D 10

Summerville 3


Trey Hodges gave an update about the Sville CATE building expansion adding Manufacturing.  Ground will break this summer at the District office located at 102 Green Wave Blvd behind Summerville HS. Intro To Manufacturing class ( 3 sections) will be added for the 2017/18 year. The new wing will be complete for the beginning of the 2018/19 year when Mechatronics will be added for students.


We discussed planning for next year:

Robin asked if Venture Aerobearings  would help us with the next National Manufacturing Day (October 6, 2017). We would like to have presentations at each DD2 STEM school. We can use the whole week.


LB Adams filled in the group on the student activities she has done at Summerville  STEM for 3 years emphasizing employability and soft skills.


Summerville STEM Gala recognizing PLTW Engineering completers will be on May 11. All Academy Partners are invited and can see student’s senior projects, robotics team demos and congratulate students.


Next meeting:

All Academy Debrief on May 2 from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Chamber

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