Sharing Our Good News (08/25/23)


STEM 6th Grader Anirudh Rao Featured on 9news for Tornado Detection Invention

9news feature

STEM 6th grader Anirudh Rao, who just turned 11 years old, was featured this week on KUSA-TV for “Revere”, his tornado detecting invention.  Last week, STEM Communications interviewed Rao about his invention.  The tornado detecting device attaches to a drone and picks up the sounds that tornadoes make as they are forming.  For that invention, Rao won the grand prize for The Paradigm Challenge, which includes $25,000.   Click the link below to see the feature story from 9news:

BEST Robotics Interest Meetings Held In High School Cafeteria

A busy evening at STEM. We have our middle and high school BEST Robotics Interest meetings. Thanks to everyone for coming out and learning more about STEM’s BEST Robotics. We’re looking forward to another year of exciting competition and new innovations!

robotics interest meeting

STEM Student Wins First Place in National Essay Writing Contest

engineer girl award
First place!
Congratulations to STEM student Shriya Madhavan for winning 1st place in the National 2023 EngineerGirl Writing Contest. Shriya wrote an essay titled “Hedy Lamarr – The Visionary Inventor and Mother of Wi-Fi”. Check out this link to read her winning essay:

Welcome to STEM: Victoria Hafner, Secondary Language Arts Teacher

Over 100 Attend TSA Interest Meeting

TSA interest meeting
Looks like word has gotten out about how cool TSA is. Standing room only! Thanks to everyone for stopping by to learn more about The Technology Student Association and all of the fun and challenging events that come with it. If you weren’t able to make it and would like to learn more, please visit our enrichment page:

STEM Senior David Marquez Talks About Serving As TSA National President

STEM Senior David Marquez talks about his dream role of serving as TSA National President. In addition to his work with The Technology Student Association (TSA), David spends a lot of time volunteering at a local kitchen for those in need and brushing up on his mushroom classification knowledge. Oh, and did we mention that he has a huge collection of TSA pins at home?
We love seeing STEM students like David fully immerse themselves in their passions and represent our school in such a positive way to the community. Keep up the great work David!
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