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There are many opportunities to get involved in our upcoming competitions!
FIRST LEGO League Explorer is one of the student robotics programs offered by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).
Teams of up to 6 students, ages 6-10 research a real-world problem, develop a solution, and build a robotic representation of that solution using the LEGO WeDO platform. Teams learn valuable teamwork, research, and technical skills. (Source: First in Maryland website)
FIRST LEGO League provides students age 9-14 with a hands-on, interactive robotics program in a sports-like atmosphere. Teams of up to 10 players focus on team building, problem solving, creativity, and analytical thinking to develop solutions to a problem currently facing the world – the Challenge. (Source: First in Maryland website)
We can have up to 10 members per team. Please check out the link for more information.
Future City starts with a question—how can we make the world a better place? To answer it, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainability issue.
Past topics include stormwater management, urban agriculture, public spaces, and green energy. Participants complete five deliverables: a virtual city design (using SimCity); a 1,500-word city essay; a scale model built from recycled materials; a project plan, and a presentation. (Source Future City Website)
MATHCOUNTS is a math competition series that allows students to compete through in person contests. Each level of competition is comprised of 4 rounds—Sprint, Target, Team and Countdown Round. Altogether the rounds are designed to take about 3 hours to complete. (Source MATHCOUNTS website)
The Math Video Challenge empowers students to take their math and problem-solving skills to the next level with a creative video project. Students work together in teams of 4 to create a video that explains the solution to a MATHCOUNTS handbook problem and demonstrates a real-world application of the mathematics concept explored in the problem. (Source MATHVIDEO website)
The Student Racing Challenge is the flagship series in the National STEM League (NSL). Through it, students own a motor-sports business. The ultimate goal is to engineer performance: personal performance, team performance and of course, race performance. Teams with the fastest, most stable and efficient car that also have a sound fuel strategy will win races. Race points are however only one-third of a team’s total. Like professional race teams, Student Racing Challenge teams must also have a strong R&D focus (Data-Driven Design and MODS), marketing strategy and work toward becoming leaders in their communities. (Source TEN80 STEM Racing Challenge website)
There are no limits to the number of participants for TEN80 more students are better on these teams as there are so many activities that must be completed. Additionally, it helps to have multiple parent volunteers.
Every KidWind team must consist of a minimum of 2 participants and may have a maximum of 4 participants.
For the KidWind challenge, students are tasked with building a wind turbine and the testing it in a 4 ft tall wind tunnel.
For more information visit the Kid Wind website https://www.kidwind.org/
Also check out the ‘What is the Basic Wind Experiment Kit?’ video at: https://vimeo.com/23002611
Try-Math-A-Lon (TMAL) is a yearlong tutoring program meant to foster good study habits for students, groom students for success in STEM courses and help prepare them for standardized exams such as the ACT and SAT. Online math tools are leveraged to assist in studying.
Each team is comprised of 4 students and a mandatory alternate. TMAL is divided into two divisions. Lower division is grades 9 and 10 and upper division is grades 11 and 12.
Participants may choose to compete individually or as a team. Teams may consist of 2- 3 team members but may not have more than 3 team members. The fair is divided into a middle school category and a high school category.
This program gives pre-college students the opportunity to compete in and explore the many applications of science through projects and presentations. As they follow the program calendar, participants submit their project summary and research paper for scoring. Projects and presentations are judged and scored at the national competition. Students conduct research for no more than 12 months before the national competition, which is held at NSBE’s Annual Convention.
LEAP Forward Inc.
CASH National Society of Black Engineers Jr. Chapter
Offering Free Math Enrichment
Available 2020 Dates
Sessions will be virtual, and you must sign up and identify subject area in advance.
Here are the student pages for the demos that we will be exploring throughout our scheduled meetings.
CASHN NSBE Jr you are invited! On Saturday, October 24th, the University of Maryland, College Park is holding their NSBE TORCH session (Middle and High School).
T.O.R.C.H (Technical Out Reach Community Help) is one of NSBE's signature programs to conduct outreach to middle and high school students. It's purpose is to enlighten students about the wonders of STEM, and provide hands on experience through completing of an array of engineering projects.
If you are interested, please follow the link below, fill out the google form, and a confirmation e-mail will be sent approximately to the first 15 responders.
Please join us in a virtual tour of NASA Goddards Space Flight Visitor Center.
This virtual tour is open to all (K-12) NSBE Jr., CASH members. It will be held on 10/21, from 12-1pm via Zoom. The link will be sent to all members who RSVP by 10/18 (MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL). The tours are only available on weekdays, we understand this is during the school week however, that is why we scheduled it on a Wednesday which in Calvert County is an asynchronous learning day.
The live program will focus on “Living and Working in Space”, how astronauts live and work on the International Space Station, and the engineering hurdles they must overcome daily. Hope you can join us for this exciting opportunity!!
YOU MUST RSVP HERE: NASA Virtual Field Trip
Please register for additional Math help using music!
If you are in grades 3rd-9th, you now have an account on Make Music Count http://ataglance.makemusiccount.com.
You will be given a username and a password to use the app. Want to learn more?
Instagram site - Make Music Count. Get help with algebra I, fractions, pre-calculus and other subjects. You will receive an USERNAME AND PASSWORD.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Math Help Still Activated - www.mathhelp.com Math Help with “step by step solutions” and “ask an expert”
Username email@example.com and the password is STEM@2014
Celebrate CASH NSBE Jr. on page 48!
Check out the video on the cover page on the diploma as we honor 13 CASH NSBE Jr. members!