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Ironwood High School hosts engineering day


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  • Erin Dunsey/Peoria Unified School District

Ironwood High School  is hosting an Engineering Day 12  for students in their Engineering Club in conjunction with the City of Phoenix Police Department and  City of Glendale Fire Department from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at the school at 6051 W. Sweetwater Avenue in Glendale.

Students will get a first-hand look at impressive rescue equipment as well as having an opportunity to highlight some of their own exciting projects, including a new solar Go-Kart.

The City of Phoenix will give a live demonstration on the capabilities of their Bomb Robot as well as showcase how their Water Rescue Robot operates under water utilized in the schools’ swimming pool. The City of Glendale Fire Department will also be on hand and will show-off various rescue equipment including a demonstration on the “Jaws of Life.”

The Peoria Unified School District, located in the West Valley, serves more than 36,000 students in 32 elementary schools, seven high schools and one non-traditional high school. With ongoing open enrollment and alternative educational opportunities, the district boasts a 94 percent high school graduation rate.

Peoria Unified prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high AIMS test scores, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs. For more information, visit the district’s website, www.peoriaud.k12.az.us.

Media is asked to RSVP to the Public Relations Department at 623-486-6100 or  edunsey@peoriaud.k12.az.us if they would like to attend this event.