Author: Shelah

Toy Blocks Meet Science at First Lego League Tournament

On Saturday November 4th, JRTI hosted the first regional qualifying tournament for First Lego League (FLL). FLL is a competitive event using Lego Mindstorm technology. It is designed to teach children the teamwork and problem solving skills needed in STEM careers. Four teams from around the Eastern Panhandle competed for the chance to participate in the WV State Championship in December at Fairmont State University. Each team had at least four members aged nine to twelve years old. Before the robotics competition, they conducted presentations before judges. The theme for this year’s competition was “Hydro Dynamics”. Each team presented...

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New Generation of Aspiring Nurses

On Friday, September 1, the latest generation of JRTI’s longest-running program, was on site today; the Practical Nursing students were extremely engaged in mannequin exercises. The Practical Nursing course is equipped with mannequins program to replicate certain ailments, allowing students to practice and hone their diagnostic skills in a fail proof environment. The students are to examine the mannequins, record what they examined and discuss their observations in a collaborative manner with their fellow classmates. The aspiring nurses learn to perform tasks such as testing pulse, blood pressure, listening to the lungs and calculating medications. This is a great...

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