STEM Tag

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 BatteryHonorable Mentions:Mia Kostelidis – Ice Cream vs SorbetKennedy Neilen – Quick Boil Layla Boghossian – Candle Color Race ...

Every day after school, a school bus arrives at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church to deliver children to the LIGHT Program hosted there. The LIGHT after-school program seeks to bring Gospel-centered after-school care to under-served children in Broward County. Through daily academic support, scriptural engagement, elective activities, and free play, children at LIGHT have the opportunity to engage in Learning, Innovation, Gospel, Hope, and Technology. Regularly, WA robotics students have been crossing the street to visit the LIGHT Program and support this mission. The team hosts STEM workshops with the children, has demonstrated their robot to them, and gave them an hour...

WA middle school robotics team, Team 11204 Shark A-Tech, participated in the FIRST FTC South Florida League Championship on Saturday, January 13, to finish out their season.Shark A-Tech started the day off with several good matches, and their robot performed well. Unfortunately, the team was matched to alliances that had problems with their robots, eliminating hopes of a top-ranked finish.“It has been a challenging year with many things learned,” lead mentor Sonja Timmer said. “Many thanks to the parents who have supported the team throughout the season by purchasing field items, volunteering at events, providing food for the hungry students, and creating wonderful...