Biomimicry Blog

Friday, 16 October 2015 14:24

Biomimicry and Design is Back!

The Biomimicry and Design course is back for its second year under the combined instruction of Mrs. Ballou and Mr. Wright.  This year students are working with a new CAD program (Blender) in order to better model organic shapes.
Thursday, 30 October 2014 00:00

Biomimicry and Design Course Update

A lot has happened in the Biomimicry and Design course since my last post about it.  We completed the project on improving the front of a train by making it have less drag and moved on to re-designing wings to reduce drag while maintaining lift using the Biomimetic lens.  And now we have begun the biggest project yet!
Thursday, 30 October 2014 00:00

Biomimcry Curriculum Committee Update

The 2014-2015 school year has brought the Biomimicry Curriculum Committee some new faces and new challenges.  With the loss of both Julie Roberts (to another state!) and Pat Smith (to our Institure for Scientific Research), our entire cohort of Middle School contributors was lost.  However, we have new blood!
Friday, 03 October 2014 00:00

An New Member of the Lake Ridge Family

My classroom has a new member - "Leo" the Crested Gecko.
This fall marked the end of the Sustainability and Biomimicry course and the birth of the Biomimicry and Design Course at Lake Ridge Academy.
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 00:00

Biomimicry at UA - Wrapping up the Summer

Wrapping up the summer research experience at UA was interesting and frustrating all at the same time.  I spent the last 2 weeks working to understand the statistical analysis of our work and writing the first draft of our manuscript.  I was also able to help out on another research project occuring in the lab.
I have not shared outside stories and information since the first post so I thought it was time.  These, of course, are Gecko related.
The testing is over and the Search For Meaning continues!  Plus, beginning again with a new study.
After two weeks of learning, racing and analyzing, we just might have something!
Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00

Orientation at the University of Akron

Kelly and I meet with Dr. N to meet the geckos and talk about the future.
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