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November 09
Riverview High School News!

This Week

There will be no school Monday, November 12th as we honor the Remembrance Day holiday. On Wednesday, November 14th, the grade 9s will be out enjoying the Take Our Kids to Work Day.


Engineering Brightness at RHS

The Engineering Brightness students at RHS (Beth Stevens, Kaleigh Bourgeois, Megan Mersereau, Skyelar Ables, Lauren Daigle and Braeden MacDougall), along with teachers Ian Fogarty and Chris Ryan, have been and will be recognized for their work (along with the Preston Middle School from Colorado) for designing and building lights that could be used by the 1.3 billion people in the world who currently live in Light Poverty.

The group was at the World Maker Faire in New York this September, where the Engineering Brightness students were awarded with an Editor’s Choice Award. Two of the students were also quoted in the NY Times this past week.

Engineering Brightness (excerpt from NY Times):

“A group of students at Riverview High School in New Brunswick, Canada, found out that children their age around the world couldn’t do things as simple as finishing their homework at night because they didn’t have reliable electricity. And they decided to do something about it. So they designed, 3-D-printed and soldered solar-powered lights they could mail to them across the world.

“We wanted to figure out a way to cross our curriculum and actually make a purpose with the lights that we’re building for school,” said Lauren Daigle. But it didn’t stop there — they check in with the recipients regularly, and take their feedback on problems with the lights, and sometimes go back to the drawing board to fix them. “Every time we make a light, we learn something new, and then our learning helps somebody else’s learning, all the way across the world,” said Beth Stevens.”


Engineering Brightness was also recognized by the HundrED Sustainability Summit in Calabasa, California on November 1-3 as being in the top 10 projects (from over 3000 entries) for sustainability.

Most recently, Engineering Brightness has been recognized at the HundrED Innovation Summit in Helsinki, Finland on November 7-9 as being one of the top 100 projects worldwide, as well as being chosen as the representative of the top 10 sustainability inventions.

The Summits bring together the most inspiring education innovators, educators, youth and other engaged stakeholders from across the world to celebrate innovation in education on a global scale. Each year the jam-packed program is built around the innovators who will be attending and every innovator gets the opportunity to get up on stage and share their work!  It's all about sharing ideas, forging connections and building a movement.

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