SSPF To Have An Official STEM Center Soon!
The Si Se Puede Foundation has been trying for years to raise the funding to have a physical location they can call home. It looks that time has arrived for the dream to become reality! The center will house the two high school and one college team as well as host a collection of manufacturing equipment. In addition to housing the SSPF STEM teams, the center will also be open to the community to engage in STEM projects. Stay tuned for new news regarding this exciting turn for the Si Se Puede Foundation!
SSPF Creating A Hall Of Fame For SSPF Students
To honor our students who have gone on to graduate from college. The Si Se Puede Foundation is creating a Hall of Fame to commemorate the success of students getting their degree. The Hall of fame will also serve as a focal point of inspiration for others to see that they too can achieve the goal of earning a degree. Each member of the Hall of Fame will have their bio posted to show their journey to success. Check back on this website to see the first members of the Hall of Fame.
SSPF Mentor for Desert WAVE Publishes Paper!
Dr. Daniel Frank publishes a paper in the Periodical Engineering Studies. His paper is titled Investigating Culturally-Contextualized Making with the Navajo Nation: Broadening the Normative Making Mentality
Si Se Puede's Desert WAVE presents at two International Conferences!
Sept. 23, 2020, Si Se Puede Foundation's Desert WAVE mentors and students presented at two European conferences. One was BotStem Conference in Spain that was hosted by UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS in Spain. The other was Nobody Less Pro Social Values International Community hosted POLO EUROPEO della CONOSCENZA in Verona, Italy.
Both conferences videos are presented here for you to see.
Si Se Puede's high school robotics teams start new FIRST Tech Challenge Teams!
The Degrees of Freedom and Binary Bots are doing the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics this season due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Regular FIRST robotics is on hold until the Pandemic gets under control. Stay tuned for new updates here!
Si Se Puede's Women Collegiate Underwater Robotics Team Placed Second In The World!
Dateline: Over Zoom Meetings, August, 30, 2020 - Desert WAVE (Women in Autonomous Vehicle Engineering), a robotics team created by the partnership between the Si Se Puede Foundation and Arizona State University, competed in the 23nd International Robosub Competition. This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the in-person component of the competition was cancelled but the virtual aspects carried on. Facing off against 33 other teams from all over the world, Desert WAVE placed 2nd for their website, 3rd for their journal paper and 4th for their team video. In the overall competition, Desert WAVE placed 2nd, bettering their 3rd place ranking from their rookie season last year! The team is looking forward to returning to the water and winning the competition in person next year!
Robosub website with results: https://robosub.org/2020/08/30/2020-final-standings/
Senator Martha McSally gives Greetings to 1st Annual SSPF STEM Conference
The 1st annual SSPF STEM Conference was held at Chandler Gilbert Community College campus on Jan 14, 2020. The event also featured speakers Fredi Lajvardi from the movie Spare Parts and fighter Pilot Valerie Wetzbarger
Mark Kelly visits the SSPF Scholars!
Senatorial candidate Mark Kelly give a presentation on the future of Arizona and the scholars place in it. He also spent time visiting with award winning teams Degrees of Freedom and Desert WAVE!
She Se Puede Arduino Technology Conference
Cartwright female students participate in the She Se Puede ArdunioTechnology Conference. This camp empowers female students to pursue a career in technology.