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Angels Soar During S.T.E.M. Olympics
Posted 12/03/2018 05:00PM

Angels Soar at S.T.E.M. Olympics

Incarnate Word Academy Elementary Level fourth and fifth grade students put their math, science, and engineering skills to the test as they participated in the school’s S.T.E.M. Olympics on Thursday, November 29, 2018 in the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Center.

Angels participated in several events created and tested by High School Level students in Mrs. Heather Quintana’s Introduction to Engineering Design class. The mix of challenges included programming Dash robots, creating air powered and chemical reaction rockets, launching catapults, and building structures that supported the weight of a heavy object.

At IWA, S.T.E.M. related classes and activities are integrated into the school curriculum beginning in the first grade. Through hands-on lessons designed to teach critical thinking and reasoning skills, S.T.E.M. classes are aimed at enhancing student collaboration, creativity, and communication skills while empowering students for a future in science, technology, engineering, and math.

“It’s truly wonderful to see the students develop a strong penchant for learning and technology at such a young age,” IWA Elementary Level S.T.E.M. teacher Heather Quintana said. “When little girls and boys come up to me and say they are interested in a career in S.T.E.M., I know we are doing our jobs right.”

Congratulations to all of our students that participated in this year's S.T.E.M. Olympics! Also, a special thank you to all of the High School Level students who created and judged the Olympic events.

Elementary Level S.T.E.M. Olympics Event Results

Air Rockets

McKenzie Conner and Paolo Scanio

Helicopters

Ivan Garcia and Ryan Morgan 

Dash Robotics

Alejandreaux Alvarado and Isaiah Villafranco

Strongest Structure

Amorette Gallegos and Samantha Nerios

Simple Machines

Jaxon Jordan and Eli Supnet

Chemical Reaction
Rockets
Noah Martinez and Emily Swenson (tie)
Victor Berrios-Alifonso and Lawson Duke (tie)

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Elementary Level S.T.E.M. Olympics

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