February 2021 News

Posted on Feb 1, 2021

Hello Makers!
We passed Groundhog day on February 2, and while the decidedly non-scientific method predicts six more weeks of winter, we’re hoping for an early spring. We’re excited about the schools slowly reopening, robotic competitions, the new STEAM building, Mars landings, and more.

Highlights from Last Weekend’s FIRST LEGO League Qualifier Tournament

Piedmont Makers hosted a virtual Qualifier Tournament on Saturday, February 6 with 18 FIRST LEGO League teams from across the Bay Area. Check out the highlights video with the competition robots in action!

$420k donation for New Engineering Lab

This month the Makers will be presenting a $420k donation for the new engineering lap. Updates to come on as the space starts to take shape.

EXPO Program to launch at PHS and MHS

Piedmont High School and Millennium High School will be launching a cross-curricular project based learning event open to all students who opt to participate. The goal is to demonstrably address our identified needs of improving student joy, relevance and complexity in their learning experience. This introductory video will give you a general sense of EXPO. For more information contact Flint Christensen, Computer Science Faculty, Piedmont High School.

Countdown to Mars Landing on Feb 18

On February 18, NASA’s Perseverance rover will finally land on Mars after completing a complex maneuver called entry, descent, and landing, or EDL.

Join Us on Social Media

We have a variety of social accounts to keep makers of all ages inspired and engaged. Join our Facebook Group for a private and secure place to share Maker projects. You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram at @piedmontmakers and on YouTube. Our Instagram and YouTube channels are fairly new, and we’re always looking for engaging content. If you have images or videos to share either tag us @piedmontmakers or send them to us at jonschleuning@gmail.com.

Makers gonna make!
The Piedmont Makers Board