OUTREACH

Bryant Elementary SCHOOL

Paron Elementary joined the Hornet Engineering family of campuses this fall. Mr. Williams and a couple high school H.E.A.T. members dropped in to say hello and see some of the students' most recent projects. Our lead PLTW teacher at Paron, Cherie Grist, is clearly doing amazing work in inspiring and motivating these students. This group was eager to see the goodies we brought along and just as eager to show us what they'd been up to. Mrs. Grist went on to tell us how test scores (particularly in Science) have dramatically improved since the introduction of engineering on this campus. "They're suddenly interested in all things science, and asking real questions," she happily reported.

Bethel Middle School

In this video, Mr. Williams (HEAT mentor) and Nick Gatlin (High School H.E.A.T. Outreach Team Coordinator) visit Bethel Middle School to have a much anticipated look at their latest projects and give students a little insight into what's available to them in their coming years as High School Engineering students. It was a great time for all involved.
Students on five Bryant School District campuses (six, if you count the Freshman Academy as an independent campus) now have access to the incredible Project Lead the Way curriculum through Launch, Gateway to Technology, and Pathway to Engineering programs.


Paron Elementary

Paron Elementary joined the Hornet Engineering family of campuses this fall. Mr. Williams and a couple high school H.E.A.T. members dropped in to say hello and see some of the students' most recent projects. Our lead PLTW teacher at Paron, Cherie Grist, is clearly doing amazing work in inspiring and motivating these students. This group was eager to see the goodies we brought along and just as eager to show us what they'd been up to. Mrs. Grist went on to tell us how test scores (particularly in Science) have dramatically improved since the introduction of engineering on this campus. "They're suddenly interested in all things science, and asking real questions," she happily reported.

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BHE visits

BHE students from neighboring middle and elementary regularly visit the Hornet Engineering Center to see where their lessons in PLTW's elementary program are leading. We're super excited to have students at the elementary level experiencing application of math at science in such a dynamic way. Paron and Bryant Elementary are both piloting the PLTW Launch curriculum this year.

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club fair

Over 2000 students attend the club fair each year at the beginning of school. Where clubs at Bryant High School show off their club and recruit members. We, undoubtedly, have the coolest display each year showcasing robotics, videography, aviation, duct tape boats, drones, T-Shirt cannons and community projects.

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ACADEMIC fair

The academic fair is held at Bryant High School to showcase its various academic department to help students decide what classes he/she wants to take in the following year. Hundreds of students and parents attend the academic fair each year, where HEAT members who are in BHE classes showcase and discuss the Bryant School District's engineering program.

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bryant Fall fest

Bryant’s Annual Fall Fest contributes to our community’s sense of closeness. At Fall Fest local businesses, school groups, clubs and talents showcase. More than 10,000+ people attended the 2015 fall fest and visited our booth along the way. Fall Fest also holds The Duct Tape Boat Race, in which we compete in each year. The Bryant community has a opportunity to see our racing division in action and talk to our members about various HEAT programs.

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Football games

Our artillery division produces T-Shirt Cannons for football games each year and it gains quite an attraction on and off the field. You will see our T-Shirt Cannons featured on KATV, early morning pep rallies, indoor pep rallies, Bryant High School football games, Salt Bowl and at our outreach events.

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BRYANT BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

HEAT vex robotics teams visit Bryant Boys and Girls Club regularly to show off their robots to younger kids, and getting them interested in engineering and their STEM classes. Boys and girls are very interested in how the robots were made and how it all works together.