MST Students Excel at WSSEF

MST students in grades 9-11 recently competed in the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair. Many of them took home awards and honors.  Congratulations, Magnetos! Here’s a summary of awards that were reported:

MST Junior Aiden Bai:

  • South Sound Regional SEF – 2nd place overall + ISEF qualification
  • WA state SEF – 1st place qualification, Top 20 (3rd round)
  • Summary: A Fast, Compiler-Augmented Virtual DOM for Performant JavaScript UI Libraries (https://millionjs.org/research); Project Overview Video;

MST Sophomores Emilio Sanchez and Madi Williams:

  • WA state SEF – 3rd place in Biomedical Science category
  • Summary: Our project involved using a force plate to measure the postural sway of athletes before and after practice with the goal of assessing the effect of fatigue on the balance and fall risk of athletes as it relates to injuries.

MST Sophomore Heather Wu:

  • WA state SEF – 3rd place in Biomedical and Health Sciences category
  • Summary: We are testing to see how exercise will affect an athlete’s balance by measuring their balance before and after their practice. The test groups were differentiated by sport: soccer and swimming.

MST Freshmen Alex McNutt and Jenny Wang:

  • WA state SEF – 2nd place in Material Sciences category
  • Summary: Our project is about the corrosive and erosive effects of seawater/saltwater on common building materials (wood, steel, and concrete).

MST Freshman Yuna Lee:

  • WA state SEF – 2nd place in Earth and Environmental Science.
  • Summary: The goal of this project was to see if green cleaners could be a proper substitute for toxic commercial cleaners when disinfecting bacteria.

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MST Sr. Sunny Wang Honored Twice!

Congratulations are in order for MST Sr. Sunny Wang. He was recently named as a finalist in the 80th Regeneron Science Talent Search AND as a National Merit Scholar Finalist! Wow!

For his efforts in the Science Talent Search, Sunny earned a $2,000 award, as well as an additional $2,000 to be put back into STEM education and project study here at CHS. As for being named a National Merit Finalist, what does that entail? Sunny likely scored in the top 1% of all juniors in our state who took the PSAT last year then was selected from a nationwide pool of some 16,000 Semifinalists to become a Finalist. Double wow!

From the Regeneron Science Talent Search Press Release: “On behalf of Society for Science and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., we are pleased to notify you that Sunny Wang has been named one of the top 300 young scientists of the 80th Regeneron Science Talent Search. Your school is one of 185 across the U.S. from which one or more Regeneron STS Scholars were named this year. This is a proud reflection on your school and its educators who support dedicated young researchers, particularly in an era that has presented so many challenges.”

Let’s go!

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MST Jr. Joy Young Named Honorable Mention

MST Jr. Joy Young was recently awarded the 2022 Oregon and Southwest Washington Affiliate
Honorable Mention distinction from the Aspirations in Computing program. Ms. Young was selected from a field of nearly 3500 applicants. Congratulations, Joy!

What’s AiC? “NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) changes what’s possible for women in technology from K-12 through career by offering the kind of encouragement that combats isolation, enables long-term persistence, opens doors, and changes lives. AiC uses program elements that spark interest in computing (AspireIT); recognizes and celebrates women’s technical aspirations and abilities, as well as the educators who support them (AiC Award Recognitions); and, provides an expansive, supportive network (AiC Community). Find out more about each of these program elements below.”

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A Portrait of the Artists as Young Sophomores

MST sophomores recently finished their reading of Lord of the Flies and were challenged as part of their final assessment to create an artistic “sketch” or interpretation (colored, penciled, digitized, etc.) that blended both universal and constructed symbols from the book to show their understanding of symbolism and how the author used these to convey a major theme they had identified. Who says we can’t “draw”!?!?

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Team 2471 Unveils Vulcan Video

Team 2471 unveils this year’s robot. Check it out … Let’s go!

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MST Admissions Testing Info for Applicants

This information is intended for students who completed the application process and submitted all components of their application:

Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the MST Magnet program. Here is the information on testing that we mentioned we would share with you. Students will need to wear a mask and follow all social distancing protocols.

The testing date is Tuesday, March 8. Students should be dropped off at the CHS North Commons (back of the school) between 4:00-4:10. Bussing from middle schools is not provided. Upon entering the North Commons, students should leave their bags/backpacks along the wall. Their cell phones should be in their backpacks.

Students should find an open seat and wait for proctors to go over testing instructions. The test consists of 3 parts: Verbal, Math, and a Writing Prompt. You should plan on picking up your student at the North Commons at approximately 7:30 PM.

Students should bring several #2 pencils for the test. They may also bring a water bottle and a snack. We have a couple of breaks built in. They will not need to bring a calculator, as they are not allowed on the math section.

If you have any questions, please contact Tom Morris at Camas High School.

Sincerely,

The CHS MST Staff

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MST APES Go Ape on Soil

AP Environmental (APES) students are currently studying the importance of soil – photos are of student teams investigating soil’s physical characteristics through a variety of texture experiments: ball squeeze, ribbon formation and the “feel” tests.

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MIT Beaverworks 9th/10th Spring Institute

Today is the deadline for students to register for FREE courses in a variety of fields and topics. All courses will be held virtually via Zoom on Saturdays starting in March. Register NOW!

BWSI 2022 Spring Outreach – 6 Courses Pamphlet 020222

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MST Info Night Presentation

Thank you to those who were able to make it to last night’s Zoom Info Night Webinar for the CHS MST Magnet Program. If you were unable to make it and/or you’d like to review the presentation, see below for a recording of the event: MST Info Night, TWOsday, 2/22/22, 6:30-7:30

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MST Magnet Info Night Tuesday, 2/22

We’d like to invite current 8th grade parents, guardians, and students to an informational Zoom webinar about the Camas High School MST Magnet program that’s scheduled for Tuesday, February 22nd, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm: https://camas-wednet-edu.zoom.us/s/83404277990 

During the meeting, you’ll hear from MST students and staff about the application process and the unique characteristics of our program and its students. You will also have the option of asking questions in real time via the chat that will be answered by MST staff as they are asked.

For more information about the program prior to the meeting, please visit our website to review the admissions timeline, application process, sample schedules, etc. CHS MST Magnet Program Website

If after reviewing the website you have questions ahead of the informational meeting, please feel free to contact Tom Morris or Sam Greene at Camas High School.

Sincerely,

The CHS/MST Staff

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