Widener University is holding a summer camp for high school students
interested in the exciting field of engineering. The camp was developed by
engineering faculty at Widener to introduce high school students to the field
of engineering in a nurturing, noncompetitive, "hands-on"
environment. In the four days, activities will include making concrete blocks,
launching soda bottle rockets, and exploring the fields of chemical, civil,
electrical, mechanical, and biomedical engineering. Students will experience
computer workshops, demonstrations, films, laboratory exercises, discussion
groups, and presentations.
per session, which includes all laboratory materials and lunches. *Students
enrolled in the resident camp will be charged an additional $450.00, which
includes room and board as well as evening activities.
information, teachers and students should contact Maria Wochele at 610-499-4037
Vernon Sports History Museum of Delaware County, Pennsylvania is closing its
doors. For nearly a decade it has found a place in the hearts of sports fans
and most recently lived in the Granite Run Mall. Now the Mall is being
demolished and the museum is looking for a place to call home.”
I spoke with
Jim Vankoski to follow up on this report. Because the Granite Run Mall is due
to be demolished, possibly in the fall, the Mickey Vernon Sports History Museum
is looking for a new home. The Museum will be temporarily relocated at the
Delaware County Historical Society Museum in Chester, 408 Avenue of the States.
The Museum will have a grand opening for the exhibit tomorrow, 11-1pm. The
exhibit will be at the site until October.
High school students experience a
highly interactive week-long event where they learn how to start a business.
They buy product, learn how to package and market it, learn about income
statements, and more. They truly get a taste of what it is like to be a young
entrepreneur. As a bonus, they get to keep the profits from their start-up.
Highlights of the week include:
Learning about financial literacy.
Designing a website.
Buying product and packaging it.
Marketing and selling a product–and keeping the
Presenting to parents and guests.
Dining out and bowling.
Date: July 13 -16, 2015
Location: Quick Center
Cost: Free ($50 deposit, which is refunded upon
successful completion of camp)
Benefits of Attending
Students get a feel for the college learning
environment and experience the thrill of starting their own business. Our
faculty and area executives coach the students along the way on a range of
topics to ensure their business ventures succeed. Students walk away with new
friends, lasting memories, and a strong foundation of business knowledge.
Finally, it's baseball season! The Chester High School
baseball team had their home opener last week during spring break. They beat
Penn Wood in the opener. Clippers lost their second game to Chichester. They
were rained out for the first 2 scheduled games which they will make up. The
Clippers started to play Academy Park today but the game was postponed due to
rain. Clippers later went back to the A Field and tied the score 8-8 in the
bottom of the 7th before it began to rain again. They will continue
the game next time they play Academy Park. The Clippers' record is 1-1.
Some of these guys have been playing since 9th
grade and are now 11th and 12th graders. They are
seasoned players and they love the sport. Coach Mark Bennett said, "this year's
team is very competitive." He is looking forward to a good season with his team.
In Charge / Get On The Bus With Us (Dorothy Johnson-Speight)
Dorothy Johnson-Speight, MHS, LPC is the Founder and Executive Director of
Mothers In Charge, Inc (MIC). She is a highly regarded leader, advocate,
speaker, guest radio/television commentator and a clarion voice against the war
to end senseless acts of violent crime. Her work, though rooted in
Philadelphia, has led to national appearances and presentations across the
United States and abroad.