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Students Win Top Award in STEAM Competition

Longwood High School Students Take Home Top Award in Next Generation Science STEAM Competition
Posted on 06/22/2018
Longwood High School Students Take Home Top Award  in Next Generation Science STEAM CompetitionA nine-member team of students at Longwood High School took home second place in the Robotics Competition at the First Annual Next Generation Science STEAM Competition, hosted by the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

Advised by Director of Curriculum for ELA, Math, and Science Lance Lohman and High School Assistant Principal Sam Ahmed, the students constructed a robot to complete tasks based on a theme of space exploration.

“The preparation and participation in this event was a tremendous display of STEAM learning at its very best, and an excellent display of the students' ’capabilities when given the time and freedom to work collaboratively to solve a relevant and rigorous problem,” said Mr. Lohman. “The sense of pride felt in this group is one beyond words, and their groundbreaking actions have set the stage for their peers in the coming years.” 

Competing teams proposed problems related to space exploration, including space and surface travel, navigation, articulation, and deployment.  They were then asked to construct a robot (autonomous or wired/wireless controlled) “designed to move and complete a task using a novel, low cost, intuitive and modular robotics kit."  Each team was provided with identical equipment and tasked with the development of a strategy to construct their device. 

The robot, known as Mr. Krabs, focused on two of the most significant problems scientists and engineers encounter during space exploration, power consumption, and unknown terrain.

Photo front row (l-r): High School Principal Scott Schuster, Logan Villano, Paul Vitti, Julia LaMarra, Ryan Santiago, and Director of Curriculum for ELA, Math and Science Lance Lohman; back row (l-r): Omar Iqbal, Aasma Shafiq, Chowdhury An-Noor, Heather Waszmer, Devin Baudier and High School Assistant Principal Sam Ahmed.
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