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SLIDESHOW: The Morse telegraph at Sutherland
by Brian Wheeler | Friday, May 23, 2014 at 1:15 a.m.
The Morse telegraph created on a 3D printer at Sutherland Middle School
The Morse telegraph created on a 3D printer at Sutherland Middle School
Sutherland Middle School students Nate Carlson & Jenn Wendelken preparing for telegraph transmission
Sutherland Middle School students Nate Carlson & Jenn Wendelken preparing for telegraph transmission
Sutherland Middle School students Jenn Wendelken & Nate Carlson
Sutherland Middle School students Jenn Wendelken & Nate Carlson
The Morse telegraph parts created on a 3D printer
The Morse telegraph parts created on a 3D printer
Sutherland Middle School students Jenn Wendelken & Nate Carlson brief VA Secretary of Education Anne Holton
Sutherland Middle School students Jenn Wendelken & Nate Carlson brief VA Secretary of Education Anne Holton
Sutherland teacher Robert Munsey and Principal Dave Rogers speak to VA Education Secretary Anne Holton
Sutherland teacher Robert Munsey and Principal Dave Rogers speak to VA Education Secretary Anne Holton
A 3D printer manufactures another part
A 3D printer manufactures another part
Sutherland teacher Robert Munsey and VA Secretary of Education Anne Holton watch students at work
Sutherland teacher Robert Munsey and VA Secretary of Education Anne Holton watch students at work
VA Secretary of Education Anne Holton transmits message via telegraph
VA Secretary of Education Anne Holton transmits message via telegraph
Telegraph cable connecting Sutherland and Hollymead schools
Telegraph cable connecting Sutherland and Hollymead schools
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Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton visited Sutherland Middle School on Thursday, May 22, 2014.  There eighth-grade science students in Robert Munsey's class used source documents from the Smithsonian Institution and a 3D printer to build a scaled-down replica of Samuel F.B. Morse's telegraph

Secretary Holton transmitted the telegraph's first message—"STEM rocks".

On the receiving end of the wires with a similar telegraph, 5th-graders at nearby Hollymead Elementary deciphered the code of dots and dashes to spell the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

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