Senior Symposium 2022

On December 12th, 2022, the Magnet senior class presented their summer internship work and projects to the Camas School District school board and community at the Zellerbach Administration Center. After the poster fair, staff, students, and community convened for the regular school board meeting to hear formal presentations of internships by seniors Aiden Stewart and Taylor Redmond.

Mr. Stewart collaborated with Portland State University, Travis Kregear, and Lori Shaaban to develop a program for teaching physics concepts in high school classrooms and other arenas. His abstract goes into further detail on this process: “A quarter of high school students take physics; however with so many complex concepts in that class many struggle to keep up with the workload. One such concept is the center of mass of objects which has a multitude of solutions. By combining earlier research on the center of mass and new advancements in technology, I have been able to create a program that addresses the center of mass problem and more. Currently, my program tracks the center of mass of an individual in real-time as well as the angular velocity of an arm with hopes to add extra features further down the line. For now, my program is being used in the classroom and is easily accessible. While additions and refinements certainly can be made to this program, it is currently ready for use.” Poster: Application of Physics Principles in Technology

Ms. Redmond conducted an internship at the Orca Behavior Institute and Salish Sea School in the San Juan Islands. Her experience was the result of a life-long interest in orcas and multiple years of study in the field and region. Here’s her abstract: “In recent years the Bigg’s orca population has increased their presence in the Salish Sea, waterways that often have increased vessel presence which can pose a threat to this growing population of orca. Through using collected data points from the past few years, I sorted through locations of sightings to see if individual matrilines truly have tendencies in their travel patterns. Poster: Matrilineal Tendencies in Orcinus Orca

Congratulations, seniors, on completing your internships and moving one step closer to graduation!


Mr. Greene and the MST Staff

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