Sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in science and engineering had the opportunity to focus on an interest and dive into it, learning and discovering along the way as part of the 9th Annual Science Research & Engineering Symposium.
These students, over the course of middle and high school, have participated in Science Research and/or Project Lead the Way Programs. For the symposium, they took a problem and, using innovation, originality and creativity, independently or in teams, tackled real world questions.
After choosing an area of curiosity, students jumped full force into studying the topics, working with experts in the fields, and applying their learning to developing models, analyzing and synthesizing information, and answering the big question, “So what?” They have, in some cases, designed and built products that could be used in the future.
The work they do is often complex and the annual symposium celebrates this work ethic, their intelligence, their diligence, and their ability to think beyond their textbooks and put their education to work in real world pursuits.
This year’s student participants are Humza Bashir, Sawyer Daniels, Amanda Kiser, Matt Larson, Gabriella Majka, Corey Nilon, Lauren Obusek, Mikayla Oldenburg and Safiya Bashir
Special thanks to high school teachers Doug Hubert and Dr. Tim Newton for their work and dedication to these students and the symposium.