CORE AREAS OF IMPACT – STEM STUDIES
Our generous donors are helping to develop tomorrow’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics leaders. Programs are regularly integrated into the curriculum by working closely with educators to enrich core lesson plans.
Nanoparticles and Light Energy Experiment
Through in-depth exploration of the colors of rainbows as light energy in the form of waves, students gained an understanding of how nanoparticles interact with absorbing photons to produce colors across the spectrum from blue to red.
Robotics Program: Swerve Wheel Modules
Through this grant, the Highland Robotics Team will purchase new swerve wheel modules to use in building and programming their annual competition robots. The wheels will replace outdated production models that the team has been using for the past 4-5 years. The new wheels will provide cutting edge technology and mechanisms for robotics members to use in STEM-oriented tasks, such as programming the robot and completing mechanical and electrical construction tasks. The wheels will also include modern sensors and will provide a complex and limitless source of projects, experience, and creative outlets in engineering tasks.
The STEM Club seeks to assist students on the correct trajectory to match their interests. Specifically, the club aims to help expand students’ interests by building projects that start with the basics and end with complex builds. With the purchase of the Arduino electronic development boards, parts and sensors, as well as a 3D printer, the club will have all the basics needed for STEM. These useful and effective tools alone were designed for very beginners as well as experienced users — perfect for students at Highland