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High School Schedules Automation Celebration

Posted May 4th, 2010 by Dale Price  Category: Education, Toledo.com

 

A Toledo magnet school for students interested in engineering will be hosting an Automation Celebration on May 8.
The Toledo Technology Academy is a pre-engineering magnet high school in the Toledo Public Schools. Open to students from across Northwest Ohio, TTA features a manufacturing engineering technology curriculum that is integrated with academic instruction. TTA is recognized as a School of Excellence, having had 6 consecutive Excellent ratings from the Ohio Department of Education.
At the Automation Celebration, TTA students will be displaying a number of their award winning projects from this school year. This includes the school’s automated greenhouse, which was built for the Center of Innovative Food Technologies, Sunshine Children’s Home, and Bittersweet Farms. The project was named National Champions at the 2010 National Robotics Challenge.
Also on display will be the schools national championship Sumo robot, a “Battlebot” that swings two 10 pound sledgehammers, a robot that will move transmission parts at the Toledo GM Powertrain facility and a BioDiesel project that is a cost efficient automated machine that is designed to convert waste food oil into diesel fuel.
Adding to the displays will be “Green” vehicles built by the school’s Alternative Energy Team, including a “Tri-brid” golf cart project that has storage batteries, solar panels, and a biodiesel generator on board.
The school’s FIRST Robotics team will have their robot from this year’s competition on display, students will be demonstrating VEX Robotic projects and the building, and it’s technology labs will be open for tours.
Since opening in the fall of 1997, the academy is no stranger to accolades. TTA and its students have recently received the following recognitions:
• rated the Best Public School in Ohio and Second Best in the Midwest By Neighborhood Scout (2009)
• won the Skills USA Ohio Math Championship (2009)
• recognized as a “Key School” by the Fluid Power Educational Foundation (2008)—One of 2 high schools in the country with this designation.
• twice winning Bronze designation from US News & World Report – Top 15% of Nation (2007-2009)
• received a National Certification from Project Lead the Way (2009)
• Received a B.P. Energy Grant (2007, 2008)
• Received a Intermodal Transportation Grant (2009) and invited to apply for 2010
• National Robotics Champions (2007)—automated work cell
• Skills USA National Champions (2007)—automated work cell
• Skills USA Ohio Integrated Manufacturing Technology Champion
• FIRST Robotics National Champions
• FIRST Robotics Buckeye Regional Champions
• designated a “”School of Promise” by the Ohio State Superintendent of Education
• designated a “Model School” by the International Center for Leadership in Education
• named a “NCLB Blue Ribbon School ” by the US Department of Education
The Automation Celebration will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2010 from 1-3 PM at the academy, located in the former DeVilbiss High School, 3301 Upton Avenue.
For more information contact:
Gary Thompson, TTA director — 419-479-3161

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