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ENGINEERING Exploration/Overview Workshop A Unique Educational and FUN Experience Ralph Dergance, Program Director Shades of Blue August 23, 2014.

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1 ENGINEERING Exploration/Overview Workshop A Unique Educational and FUN Experience Ralph Dergance, Program Director Shades of Blue August 23, 2014

2 EVENT SUMMARY Nine Sessions Prepared Especially for 8 th Through 12 th Grade Students with a Keen Interest in Pursuing an Engineering Career Nine Sessions Prepared Especially for 8 th Through 12 th Grade Students with a Keen Interest in Pursuing an Engineering Career Overview of the Noble Profession & its Requirements Overview of the Noble Profession & its Requirements Military Aviation Military Aviation Rocket Science and US Space Launch Vehicles Rocket Science and US Space Launch Vehicles CU Boulder Aerospace Engineering Sciences Grad School and Laboratories CU Boulder Aerospace Engineering Sciences Grad School and Laboratories Lighting Design and Electrical Engineering Lighting Design and Electrical Engineering Careers in Water Management Careers in Water Management The Importance of Mathematics The Importance of Mathematics Our Solar System and Recent Discoveries Our Solar System and Recent Discoveries Observing earth from Space Observing earth from Space Planetary Spacecraft Design Planetary Spacecraft Design Microprocessors and Robotics Microprocessors and Robotics Schedule Schedule Saturdays – August 23, 2014 Through November 15, 2014 with no Classes Competing with Fall Break, TCAP’s, and Other LHS or LPS Activities Saturdays – August 23, 2014 Through November 15, 2014 with no Classes Competing with Fall Break, TCAP’s, and Other LHS or LPS Activities 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon Each Day 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon Each Day Location Location Littleton High School, 199 E. Littleton Blvd., Littleton, CO Littleton High School, 199 E. Littleton Blvd., Littleton, CO 80120

3 THE FACULTY 24 Professional, Experienced Instructors 24 Professional, Experienced Instructors Ralph Dergance – Retired Engineer/Executive from Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Shades of Blue Program Director Ralph Dergance – Retired Engineer/Executive from Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Shades of Blue Program Director Melanie Jollett – Water Resources Engineer, Colorado Springs Utilities Melanie Jollett – Water Resources Engineer, Colorado Springs Utilities Dr. Keith Molenaar – Former Chairman of the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineer, University of Colorado Boulder Dr. Keith Molenaar – Former Chairman of the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineer, University of Colorado Boulder Dave Lewis - President S. A. Miro, Inc. International Engineering/Construction Firm Dave Lewis - President S. A. Miro, Inc. International Engineering/Construction Firm Stef Petryszyn – Board Chair and Director of Shades of Blue, Retired Program Manager & Engineer from Raytheon Corporation Stef Petryszyn – Board Chair and Director of Shades of Blue, Retired Program Manager & Engineer from Raytheon Corporation Lee Hogan – Communications Manager from United Launch Alliance Lee Hogan – Communications Manager from United Launch Alliance Dr. Vanessa Aponte – Corporate Fellows Program Manager & Human Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company Dr. Vanessa Aponte – Corporate Fellows Program Manager & Human Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company Dr. Penina (Penny )Axelrad-Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at The University of Colorado Boulder Dr. Penina (Penny )Axelrad-Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at The University of Colorado Boulder Willie Daniels – Founder & President of Shades of Blue, UA 777 Captain Willie Daniels – Founder & President of Shades of Blue, UA 777 Captain Jim Paradise – Graduate Studies Manager and NASA Ambassador, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Jim Paradise – Graduate Studies Manager and NASA Ambassador, Lockheed Martin Space Systems

4 THE FACULTY (Concl) Christine Edwards Stewart – Spacecraft Mechanical and Propulsion Engineer, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company Christine Edwards Stewart – Spacecraft Mechanical and Propulsion Engineer, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company Christine Kryscio – Spacecraft Materials and Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company Christine Kryscio – Spacecraft Materials and Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company John Holmes –Director of Shades of Blue and The Boeing Company John Holmes –Director of Shades of Blue and The Boeing Company Dr. Dan Maas – Chief Information Officer, Littleton Public Schools Dr. Dan Maas – Chief Information Officer, Littleton Public Schools David Fisher - Retired Architect and Architectural Engineer, Founder of Fisher Associates David Fisher - Retired Architect and Architectural Engineer, Founder of Fisher Associates Sheldon Clark – Aerospace Engineer, Raytheon Sheldon Clark – Aerospace Engineer, Raytheon Kerry Grant - Aerospace Engineer, Raytheon Kerry Grant - Aerospace Engineer, Raytheon Jeff Darling – Robotics Expert, Aurora Public Schools Jeff Darling – Robotics Expert, Aurora Public Schools Martin Allen – Water Management Engineer, US EPA Martin Allen – Water Management Engineer, US EPA Randy Giffin - Water Management Engineer, US EPA Randy Giffin - Water Management Engineer, US EPA Bret Lowell – Aerospace Engineer, Raytheon Bret Lowell – Aerospace Engineer, Raytheon Gopal Padmanabhan – Renewable Energy Expert, Renewable Energy Corp. Gopal Padmanabhan – Renewable Energy Expert, Renewable Energy Corp. Sandra Scanlon – Lighting and Electrical Engineer, Scanlon Szynskie Group Sandra Scanlon – Lighting and Electrical Engineer, Scanlon Szynskie Group Lt. Col. Julian “Juice” Clay – Pilot, USAF Lt. Col. Julian “Juice” Clay – Pilot, USAF

5 FALL 2014 SCHEDULE DATE SUBJECT INSTRUCTOR(S) DATE SUBJECT INSTRUCTOR(S) August 23 Engineering - a Noble Profession Dergance August 23 Engineering - a Noble Profession Dergance Military Aviation Clay Military Aviation Clay September 6 Launching Learning – Rocket Science Hogan and Team September 6 Launching Learning – Rocket Science Hogan and Team September 13 Microprocessors & Robotics Darling September 13 Microprocessors & Robotics Darling September 27 CU Aerospace Engineering Tour Aponte and Team September 27 CU Aerospace Engineering Tour Aponte and Team October 4 Electrical Engineering and Lighting Scanlon October 4 Electrical Engineering and Lighting Scanlon October 25 Careers in Water Management, etc. Allen, Giffin October 25 Careers in Water Management, etc. Allen, Giffin November 1 Mathematics and the Solar System Paradise November 8 Observing earth from Space Grant, Lowell November 15 Planetary Spacecraft Desing Edwards, Kryscio

6 KEY WEB SITES Shades of Blue Shades of Blue Engineering Workshop Presentations Engineering Workshop Presentations Schedule of Events Schedule of Events


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