Tesla STEM - Bhowal and Porwal

Two rising seniors from Nikola Tesla STEM High School (Tesla STEM) used mapping to tackle an important issue for a local endangered species. Siddhant Porwal and Druhin Bhowal brought awareness to the Southern Resident Orca Whale (SROW) population decline through state and national ArcGIS mapping competitions.



    STEM Program

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    STEM program

    If you're eager to be at the vanguard of 21st century technology innovation and problem solving, you will find plenty to keep you captivated in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Career Cluster.

    This career cluster is organized into two career pathways:

    • Engineering and technology
    • Science and math

    Is this pathway for you?

    • Are you curious about how systems/things work?
    • Do you like taking time to work through a problem?
    • Do you spend time taking things apart and putting them back together?
    • Do you enjoy creating, inventing or imagining new and different ways to do different things?
    • Do you wonder how things are made?
    • Do you like to use math/science skills to build things or solve problems?
    • Are you interested in finding a better way to do things?
    Skilled Technical Science leadership

    Connecting career pathways through student leadership

    WA TSA

    Washington Technology Student Association
    Interested in careers in architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, film/video production, graphic arts or other technical areas? TSA is the only student leadership organization devoted exclusively to students interested in technology. Learn through exciting competitive events and leadership opportunities. From engineers to business managers, alumni credit TSA with having had a positive influence on their lives.

    Local leadership opportunities are available at each school. Please see your teacher for more information.


    STEM electives


    LWSD elective recommendations

    • MS – Engineering Design and Modeling (PLTW)
    • MS – Flight and Space (PLTW)
    • MS – Robotics I, II (PLTW)
    • MS – Technology Foundations 
    • Intro to Engineering Design (IED)
    • Principles of Engineering (POE)
    • Aerospace Engineering (AE)
    • Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
    • Engineering Design & Development (EDD)
    • Architecture and Engineering II (AETT)
    • Engineering I, II, III (EYW)
    • Material Science I, II
    • Robotics I, II
    • Sustainable Design and Environmental Engineering

    See classes listed by school, dual credit and equivalency credit