Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

This year’s MSEL engineering class has been an amazing learning and growing opportunity for me. From the beginning during our spoon project, I have...

This Class has Encouraged Me to Be Creative and Try to...

When I first walked into this class, I must admit that I was skeptical. I had never really enjoyed building, and, although I had...

I Have No Words

I love this class. There’s no doubt about it, it’s the best thing that happened to me this year. I’m so thankful to have...

Lots of Learning!

On the first day of school, I came into this class not knowing how to feel about it. I had heard countless praises from...

The Bigger Picture

At the beginning of this year I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew that we would obviously be designing and constructing chicken...

Uh guys… our coop is 7ft tall

The idea behind my groups coop was to make it as "modern" as possible. By modern we totally meant 7 ft tall right? Flashback...

Build Like a Girl

Going into this class I knew it would be like no other class I had ever taken. I came in with a confidence that...

Comprehensive and Educational

Although many dismiss engineering class as "non educational" or "lacking rigor", the actuality is quite the opposite. Unlike traditional subjects such as math, science,...

Forever Learner

I first discovered engineering in my Kindergarten class. My teacher had a small tool station and parents or teachers would drop off old and...

The Darn Egg Box

Preface: Our chicken coop is called the coop and has been designed by the dream team, the Three Golden Eggs. Nathan so elegantly named...

You measure, I’ll cut.

I remember when I shadowed the MarinSEL program, about three years ago. I sat in a chair for the majority of that day in...

Inhale. Saw, Drill, Hammer. Exhale.

So, as many of you know, I disappeared for the first semester of junior year. I went on a trip with a group of...

My Engineering Experience

Ever since I first interviewed to become a student at Marin SEL I have heard about the engineering program. I heard stories of students...

Overcoming Fears to Learn Incredible Things

Ever since freshman year I have been looking forward to engineering class. I couldn't wait to start building things even though I had no...

Yes I actually work!!

The first day of this class I walked in feeling pretty confident and thought I knew what I was doing, but then Ms. Oropallo...

Love, Laughter, and Learning

As you've read from the past blog posts, Mrs. O's MSEL Engineering class is obviously a favorite. Its a place for love, laughter, and...

Spoons and chickens and (lots of)words- oh my!

I never recall much from the first day of school, everything is so chaotic! Bumping into people who seem to have grown at least...

Excitement and OCD

Many take on this class nervous and scared or entirely in opposition of the engineering class altogether, but I was ready to build something...

Light at the End of the Tunnel

   Every Wednesday and Friday, I look forward to the same thing, engineering class. When first starting the class, I was skeptical that I...