Saturday, May 19, 2012

Saying goodbye, and signing off.

Well everyone this is my last post! :(
These last two years in the ASL LLC and the Honors LLC have taught me so much about the world and myself! I am thankful for every moment of it! The hardest part was saying goodbye as my last residents moved out today. I have made some life long friends andI am a different person because of them. I hope everyone that has read my posts has learned something about life in an UWM LLC and will consider making an LLC your home in the future!
Advice for the future: Get involved!! Be a SHAC senator, join NRHH, become an RA, hang out on your floor, these are the best ways to make your college experience count and be the best it can be! Meet new people and make yourself better!

Thank you all for the fantastic two years, I'm off to graduation and Disney World!

RA Kelly Keuper

Me and a few of my fantastic Honors LLC residents during move-out week!
(Thanks for the photo Hannah!)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Science and Innovation House Engineering Olympics

Engineering Olympics Bridge Competition and End of the Year Wrap Up

To begin, I want to talk a little bit about the Engineering Olympics which have been going on every Wednesday night in the LLC common area for the past 4-5 weeks.  Round 1 of the Olympics was the famous Egg Drop.  We saw many different designs from parachutes to crazy looking helicopter contraptions.  In the end, every team’s egg project had splattered except team Nic Jacob and Ross.

Round 2 was the Tower Competition! How high can you go?  Teams were given 6 UWM Post newspapers to build the tallest free standing tower possible.  There were some great looking tall structures, but could they support their own weight?  Unfortunately for 3 teams, their towers immediately fell eliminating them from the competition.  The winner, with a tower spanning the entire height of the common area from floor to ceiling, was team Kyle and Josh!

And last, but not least, Round 3 aka the Balsa Wood Bridge Competition.  Looked at by many as the highlight of the Olympics, 4 teams took on the challenge to build a bridge across a 1 foot span to see how much weight their bridge could hold.  With a winner takes all mindset, 4 teams went to work building the strongest, coolest, and most durable tower.  However in the end, only Team Spencer and Team Nic, Jacob, and Ross completed the competition forcing a tie for first.  This event concluded the Olympics and we are looking forward to making the Olympics even better next year!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I have enjoyed being the mentor for the Science and Innovation House this year, and I’m proud to say that I will be returning! :) With a great group of Engineering students and even better events, I had a lot fun and met a lot of great people.  I’m looking forward to building upon my successes that I achieved this year into next.

With that, good luck on finals everyone!

And until next year, this is Mentor Ross signing off!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Here are some pictures of our preparation for the Talk to the Hands event. They were all practicing and tweaking their signs before the big day.