Connor Railsback Named a Daniels Scholar
Congratulations to STEM Senior Connor Railsback on being named a Daniels Scholar. Connor was one of 240 students from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming to be selected for this prestigious award. Click the button to see a complete list of all of the scholars. Applying for the Daniels Scholarship Program is a competitive process with many qualified candidates. This year, we received nearly 2,000 applications. Local community and business leaders helped us interview 361 finalists virtually and 240 of those were selected as Daniels Scholars.
About the Daniels Fund
The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative.
With this announcement, approximately 4,600 students have received the Daniels Scholarship. Since 2000, more than $220 million in scholarships has been awarded through the Daniels Scholarship Program. For more information, visit DanielsFund.org.
FRC Season Update
This past few weekends the FRC team has been hard at work to complete challenges for this year’s modified competition. The team met in-person for the first time since March 2020 to get some robot practice in. The team, while staying socially distanced and safe, were able to fix some of the issues that came with virtual meetings. Along with robot work, members of the team have been working on another challenge from FIRST; a game design challenge. The goal of this task is to create a full FRC game that could be played in the future. Teams brainstorm and create an original design and present it to a panel of judges. Team 4418 based their game around Amelia Earhart and her attempted flight around the world. Members of the team have meetings in the upcoming weeks for these interviews and competitions.
After this season ends, the team will be hosting a robotics summer camp at STEM! This will be the second year the team has done a camp and they are super excited to be doing it. The camp will be for younger kids who want to learn about robotics! Using LEGO Mindstorms and creativity the camp will focus on teaching the basics of coding and building robots.
Science NHS students qualify for State Science Olympiad Competition
A group of Science National Honor Society students have qualified for the State Science Olympiad competition for the second year in a row. Students compete in a wide variety of science and engineering-based competitions against teams from across Colorado. Cheer on your STEM team on April 10th!