Homer Senior Participates in National Engineering Conference
Homer High School senior Allison T. participated in the National Student Leadership Conference Engineering Program at Yale University recently.
The nine-day conference featured students from all over the world and included lectures, discussions, and hands-on instruction on a variety of leadership topics. Engineering concepts included team building, conflict resolution, product design, computer aided design, and system programming. Students were split in to teams and were tasked with completing tasks such as designing wind turbines and developing new product ideas.
Allison was nominated for the program through her involvement in Project Lead The Way, a national engineering program administered by the Rochester Institute of Technology. Project Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences for students through problem solving, critical and creative thinking, collaboration, and communication. The program also encourages students to explore different career paths, engage in problem solving, and develop technical skills as they progress through their education.
“All of Homer High School is proud of Allison and her involvement in this amazing program,” Homer principal Douglas VanEtten said. “She was able to participate in an amazing experience that also allowed her to show the quality of the Homer Project Lead The Way engineering program.”
Allison hopes to pursue a degree in engineering following her graduation from Homer. She has her sights set on Cornell University, Dartmouth College, or the University of Rochester.