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Alumnus Ed Alizadeh continues to make a difference in the community as the CEO of Geotechnology

Working near the St. Louis Arch, alumnus Ed Alizadeh’s crew drills into the ground as preparation for the beginning of construction for the new St. Louis Arch museum.

Sarah Lashly, Copy Coach

October 26, 2018

From overseeing and participating in the construction of the current Busch Stadium to public works projects in the City of Blue Springs, 1980 alumnus Ed Alizadeh has participated in many engineering and environmental projects as the CEO of Geotechnology. The company specializes in projects in environmental sciences, drilling, cons...

Getting to know Technology and Engineering teacher Chris Donaldson

Technology and Engineering teacher Chris Donaldson helps senior Jack Fox during the Day of Code on December 6. Donaldson teaches three courses, all involving technology and engineering. “I am most excited to see students try new things, build skills and develop strengths they may not have previously realized they had,

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017

Pathfinder: What got you interested in teaching? Donaldson: "I had a few stand-out teachers in high school and college. What struck me is how they were able to take complex concepts, break them down into smaller, more manageable chunks and help students learn in a variety of ways." What class(es)...

A strong foundation for engineering

A strong foundation for engineering

Hannah Hoffmann, News Editor

February 24, 2015

Freshman Jack Burraston works on a lathe to thin and break an aluminum rod for a project in Cliff Amen's Principles of Engineering class. "We are studying the strength of materials and how size and structure affect that strength," Amen said.  

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