STEM Tag

Today, the Lower School's greatest show-and-tell took place because students, parents, and a panel of judges gathered in Fellowship Hall for the inaugural event, "The Lion's Den Maker Faire." A Maker Faire is not only an opportunity to show what teams have made. It's also a chance to share what teams have learned. Most of all, it's a celebration of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Today, third-grade Maker teams finalized their prototypes and polished their presentations. Then, a panel of judges evaluated each team's Maker project. The criteria were functionality, creativity, empathy, iteration learning, and salesmanship. Congratulations to: Ethan Joseph, Albie Karaj, Liam Pace, and...

For the second year in a row, FRC Team 744, Shark Attack, competed at the FIRST Robotics Competition World Championship at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. FIRST Lego League, FIRST Tech Challenge, and FIRST Robotics Competitions filled the three floors of the convention center. There were 405 FRC Teams from around the world competing on six fields in the convention center. Shark Attack ranked fifth after day one of qualifying. However, they fell to 13th after a very tough final day of qualifying rounds. The team finished with a 7-4-0 record in the Carver Division. Shark Attack was selected...

Most of the time, we send our Robotics team off on long trips to compete, but this weekend you can see them in action. The South Florida FIRST Regional Robotics Competition, Stronghold, will be held on Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, at the Palm Beach Convention Center. Admission is free, and our Shark Attack Robotics students will be glad to give you a tour of their pit. Either come cheer on WA’s Robotics Team Shark Attack (FRC Team 744) or watch the competition live at home and check on results. Opening ceremonies are at 8:30 a.m. and competitions begin...

WA Robotics Team, Shark Attack FRC Team 744, returned from the break with accolades and awards. Their Spring Break began at the Orlando Regional, showcasing a robot with the fastest lift in the competition. The team may have lost by one point in the semifinal match, but they came home with the Engineer Inspiration Award. This award automatically qualifies the team for the World Championship in Houston, Texas. Most of all, this award is the only one that comes with a $5,000 grant from NASA. Furthermore, it is the highest honor ever given to our robotics team in a regional...

The Lower School hallway celebrated curiosity with this year’s Lower School Science Fair. The fourth and fifth-grade students proposed questions and theories and then went to work to solve them. With many thoughtful projects displayed, determining the winners was a project in itself. Nonetheless, here are the winners for 2018: 1st Place: Sean Harms – To grow or not to Grow 2nd Place: Maddie Wallhoff – Chocolate Mess 3rd Place: Angelie Sirois – Fruit Battery Honorable Mentions: Mia Kostelidis – Ice Cream vs Sorbet Kennedy Neilen – Quick Boil Layla Boghossian – Candle Color Race ...