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.

Leading the way – Redmond High student selected as national student leader

A student at Redmond High School will be gaining practical work and life experience through a paid internship. Conan Lu, class of 2022, was selected as a Bank of America Student Leader. He is one of only 300 students across the country selected for this honor and just one of seven from Washington state.

Holocaust art contest

Nearly 600 students in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska put together inspiring work at this year’s Holocaust Center for Humanity (HCH) contest. Out of all those entries, four Nikola Tesla STEM High School students placed in the top three. This year’s “Celebrating Life: 2022 Holocaust Writing, Art, and Film Contest,” put on by HCH, challenges students to explore the history and stories of the Holocaust. 



    Inspiring virtually – Tesla STEM’s IM.A.G.IN.E club reaches more than 240 students to demonstrate engineering principals

    When the going gets tough, the tough…move to a virtual setting. That is what Nikola Tesla STEM’s IM.A.G.IN.E club had to do this year for a recent outreach event. IM.A.G.IN.E, or “I’m a girl in engineering,” virtually hosted more than 240 young female students from across the district on February 5. The students ranged in age between six and 13 years old. The event was centered around explaining how to apply engineering concepts to real life projects. The main project was describing the engineering process in building balloon powered toy cars and paper bridges with pennies. The event was an engaging, interactive experience as many students were asking questions throughout the presentation.

    The IM.A.G.IN.E club started as an outreach program with a goal of encouraging more girls to consider careers in core engineering fields through hands on activities. In the process, the program also helps build girls’ confidence in their engineering abilities. IM.A.G.IN.E targets third through eighth grade girls because the group believes they are more impressionable. They feel they can foster interest and confidence from this age group and the program can enable them to apply these qualities by the time they get to high school.

    The co-founders of the club are Supriya Baskar, Shrilekha Bhat and Olivia Facq. Those three seniors as well as Dhriti Roy, Brooke North, Eleanor Marso and Sophia Rodriguez make up this year’s club membership.

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