Reminder: Gingerbread Bridge Competition - Nov. 16
Today we welcomed Buffy Ransom, a Senior Vice President for Oracle Software Support. She brings over 25 years of experience in the areas of customer support, process re-engineering, and training. Buffy has an MS in Computer Information Systems, and a BS in Business Administration degree from Colorado State University.
ACTIVITY: Make your own chatbot!
I graduated from Colorado State University in 2013 with a degree in Construction Management and Spanish. After graduating from college, I spent three months in Argentina volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.
I have been with Mortenson Construction since 2011, and worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from hotels to office buildings to hospitals to flight training centers. I am currently working on the construction of a private school.
As a project manager for a general contractor, I work closely with the owner, project team, and subcontractors to deliver buildings on time, safely, and on budget.
I received my degree in Construction Management through the Boise State College of Engineering in 2012. My college years were spent volunteering for the Boise AGC Student Chapter where we planned and executed small construction projects throughout town, where my love for construction and interest in volunteering really developed.
I am currently in my 6th year with Mortenson construction where I am a Senior Project Engineer. My entire career has been spent on jobsites ranging from college football stadiums to hotels. At the end of 2017 I transferred from Arizona to Colorado with my family to continue my career in construction.
Working as a General Contractor, my job includes managing subcontractors, scheduling, safety/quality control and coordinating different construction elements as they are installed in the field.
Today we met Jamie Robinson, a Process Engineer at Suncor Energy in Denver. We learned about how chemical engineers design and build systems for chemical production on a very large scale.
Our hands-on challenge was to design a "mini popper" that exploded in exactly 2 seconds. After learning about the chemical reactions that occur when mixing vinegar and baking soda, we put on our chemical engineering hats to figure out just the right mix of ingredients to accomplish the goal. There was in fact no "right" answer, but many possible combinations!
Today we welcomed Sarah Sasse, a molecular biologist at National Jewish Health, who uses cutting-edge genomics-based tools to understand transcriptional regulation by glucocorticoids in healthy and diseased airways.
She shared her incredible career journey and then led us through a "human genome scavenger hunt" using an online genomics tool that she and her colleagues use on a daily basis!
Today we got to meet Lynn Riemer, an experienced forensic chemist, illicit drug expert, community advocate and prior member of the North Metro Drug Task Force in Colorado. We learned all about her extraordinary experiences in the field, and the major role chemistry plays in solving crimes.
We also got to experiment in our own version of a crime lab, observing reactions between commonly known powders and various solutions. We were then able to use these observations to correctly identify an unknown substance! [download activity]
First, sign up at canva.com through Google (your school account)
This will bring you to the Beginner's Challenge. Once you have completed the Beginner's Challenge, try these other tutorials:
Once you've got the hang of those, click the Canva logo at the top left to return to main page and click Create a design. Then choose Business Card.
Now design a business card that represents you! Be sure to include:
A front and back design. Click +Add a new page at the bottom to add a second canvas for the other side.
Your name and a creative title for yourself: Cat Lover, Math Lover, Slime Queen, Future Neuroscientist, etc...