Mission Santa Ines Captured in 3-D as Students Take Technology to New Level

   

Mission Santa Ines Captured in 3-D as Students Take Technology to New Level
6/10/2013 1:27:04 PM

The EAST ( Environmental and Spatial Technologies) class at Santa Ynez High School, has been using the technology and training by CyArk to successfully scan and preserve part of Mission Santa Ines.

The EAST ( Environmental and Spatial Technologies) class at Santa Ynez High School, has been using the technology and training by CyArk to successfully scan and preserve part of Mission Santa Ines. EAST is a very successful program built around project based service learning for high school juniors and seniors. In 2012 the class purchased a Faro scanner and software and received summer training from Justin Barton at CyArk. Under teacher Chip Fenenga, the class has now begun their work scanning and posting numerous projects. “We started at the school and once that was done, we moved into a partnership with the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, Mission Santa Ines, the Santa Ynez Historical Society and our Santa Barbara California County ROP ( Career Technical Education ) program mapping the mill complex and Mission Santa Ines.” The students are super excited and each day we have more people stopping in to see the projects. Many of our students go to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for architecture or UCSB for engineering so we have some great pathways for the students to be successful in the coming years. I really appreciate the help of CyARK and Justin and Scott Lee, when we got into some issues but now we are problem solving and the kids are even reading the manuals to look at options and solve issues.”

Click here to watch the project video created by students: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip5nODhnhM8&feature=em-upload_owner&noredirect=1

The students in EAST range from Advanced Placement students to special needs and everyone has found a role they can help make the projects successful. “We even made t-shirts, the students designed, as they were stoked to try and achieve this level of success.” Santa Ynez is a rural 1000 student , public school, behind Santa Barbara. “Cyark, ROP Director Tony Bauer and especially Superintendent Paul Turnbull are to be congratulated for their efforts getting this expensive and emerging technology into the hands and minds of the 220 students enrolled in EAST.” Here are links to some stories about our work:

http://www.noozhawk.com/article/santa_ynez_valley_news_mission_santa_ines/

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