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Mrs. Hinesman

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CFMS WIN Period Innovation Center Project Proposal


Mrs. Hinesman selected as an Airborne Astronomy Ambassador for NASA's SOFIA Program

Mrs. Hinesman selected as an Airborne Astronomy Ambassador for NASA's SOFIA Program 2016919144346422_image.jpg
I am thrilled to announce I will be flying with NASA and SETI on SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) in the very near future! News articles about my selection can be seen below.  The selection process was rigorous, my teaching partner and I are one of 11 teams selected to be AAAs for 2016.  I look forward to updating with more information on my week long flight experience in the near future!

NFPA Competition

National Fluid Power Association Competition via a Partnership with Parker Hannifin

About the Competition
Where: Chagrin Falls Middle School
When: Friday January 13, 2017 and Friday March 10, 2017
Who: 8th graders in teams of 4 
Why Participate?
  • Actively engages students in learning about fluid power. 
  • Gives support and resources to teachers for science and technology curriculum. 
  • Creates a learning environment where math and science are fun. 
  • Encourages students to acquire a diversity of teamwork, engineering and problem-solving skills.
  • Introduces eighth graders to careers in the fluid power industry. Helps build a strong workforce for tomorrow.  
A Two Day Competition 
Workshop Day
During the Workshop Day, the teams learn about fluid power by building a pneumatic lifter and develop the skills they will need for the competition. At the end of the Workshop Day, they take their kits, including tools and supplies, back to school. Over the next few weeks, the teams work on the Challenge scenario and design, develop a portfolio, and build and test a prototype for their fluid power mechanisms.
Challenge Day 
The teams come together again on Challenge Day. They use the same tools and an identical kit of supplies to recreate their unique mechanisms, which they use in the competition to pick up weighted objects, and place them on a platform. Teams are graded in a number of areas, including total points, portfolio ideas, design and teamwork.  
More information can be found here:

NFPA Competition 2016

Contact Info

Mrs. Alison Hinesman

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Project Lead the Way/Science
Middle School/High School

About Mrs. Hinesman

Extra Curriculars
-Coach JV girls' basketball
-NFPA Fluid Power Challenge for 8th graders 
-Undergraduate degree in middle childhood education from the University of Mount Union 
-Masters degree in educational administration from Ashland University 


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