Mainland High School  
WaterGates: ISTF Project #01-0224
  

 

Overview

  Introduction
ISTF Contest
Components

  One
  Two
  Three
Background
  Engines
  Environmental
  Fuels
  Legal
  MTBE
  PWC
Project
  Assessment
  Bibliography
  Glossary
  Team

 


Assessment

  • a 100-word paragraph from the team (to include input from the teacher, technical advisor and the students) on how teaming progressed throughout the program duration,

The team did an awesome job working together, whether it was deciding on a topic, sharing information, or just generally helping each other out.  In the beginning, we went our separate ways, and researched our own ideas.  Later on in the duration of our project, we would discuss the information we had discovered and brainstorm ideas during the meetings.  After some hard work, sharing and good communication, we managed to bring everyone's ideas together.  Once we had focused on a topic, the responsibilities, based on interests and talents, were divided among the group.  Every individual made significant contributions to the success of our project.

  • a 100-word paragraph from the team (to include input from the teacher, technical advisor and the students) on how communication progressed throughout the program duration, and

We consistently met once a week, and at first, the team would only talk about ISTF during the meetings.  As we became more involved, we'd talk about the project between classes, on the internet, after school, and during lunch.  Communication was very important because, although everyone knew the main ideas, we had to share the details with each other.  When someone found an especially interesting and important piece of information, it would be shared with everyone so that we all stayed on the same wavelength.  The internet was also an important communication too for team members and those outside the group.  Thousands of miles were not a hindrance to our goals.

  • three recommendations from the team (to include input from the teacher, technical advisor and the students) concerning lessons learned. 

1)  Get pages done earlier, so that there is enough time for proofreading, additions, and corrections.

2)  Have review checkpoints to make sure every team member is progressing with their given task.

3)  It is invaluable for a team to have an advisor with a vast and diverse knowledge of the project's topic.  We were very fortunate to have such an advisor.



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