Science, Technology, Engineering and Math students showed their knowledge this month in two events that highlighted the skills they are learning and how they will be prepared for careers in the 21st Century.
Hundreds of people turned out for the first ever District 50 STEM Fair at Westminster High School last Saturday where students from Colorado STEM Academy (CSA) joined middle and high school “Project Lead the Way” students in showcasing their projects.
It was a chance for the public to see the results of the student’s hands-on education in projects ranging from CO2 Car Competitions to 3D Printing to Truss Testing (strong bridge building). There were also robot competitions and puzzles.
You can view the slide show below.
In addition, CSA students traveled to Front Range Community College (FRCC) on Friday to compete in the school’s Spring Catapult Competition. The competition challenges students to design a device that can hurl objects hundreds of feet. In addition to distance, points are also given for accuracy.
Every year FRCC physics students team up with area STEM students who they are working with as mentors.