TAF@Saghalie 6th graders get a Jumpstart on school during summer

TAF recently wrapped up another summer of Jumpstart at TAF@Saghalie, a program that helps acclimate incoming sixth graders to school culture, new friends and academics. This year, a record number of 45 students registered to attend. The four week program provided students a chance to interact with industry professionals through various workskops, practice explorative learning, and develop engineering projects based on research findings.

During Jumpstart, students got a glimpse of what it’s like to be a software engineer from Morgan Able of Amazon and received a hands on experience with some of the latest technology of drones, robots and hexagon cubes from PwC. They also participated in a video project mapping activity led by Chris Rojas, an accomplished Experiential Designer, and Terry Morgan, Founder of Borealis. Of course, it wouldn’t be summer without a little fun, too. As a way to let off some steam, students enjoyed a day at Les Grove Park playing in the spray park and rock climbing!

Jumpstart ended with a showcase for friends and family to view final projects featuring built structures from across the world. The showcase, based on an envisioned dream vacation, also served as an opportunity for students to begin strengthening their public speaking skills, something that TAF@Saghalie encourages throughout each school year.

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