STEAM Night Energized by Robotics, Lego Fun

La Cañada Flintridge resident Brandon Cipes, his son Everett and STEM World’s Joe Huprich listen to LCHS student Nathan Yun talk about his robot. Yun belongs to the Golden Gears robotics team.
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La Cañada Flintridge resident Brandon Cipes, his son Everett and STEM World’s Joe Huprich listen to LCHS student Nathan Yun talk about his robot. Yun belongs to the Golden Gears robotics team.

Robotics took over the final STEAM night of the La Cañada Unified School District’s academic year.
A district-sponsored event at Palm Crest Elementary on Monday featured hands-on activities with robotics at two of several stations. STEAM, the educational concept that stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and math, is aimed at giving students the tools to succeed in all of those disciplines, and some of the stations showed how they sometimes overlap.
“We’re super big on recruiting or giving a lot of younger kids opportunities in robotics,” said Nathan Yun, a 16-year-old junior at La Cañada High School, who is on the Golden Gears 9881 robotics team made up of LCHS students.
His Golden Gears teammate Ethan Cohen added that the squad, which recently competed in Houston in an event that included two other LCHS robotics teams, composed almost entirely of juniors with a few sophomores and seniors, and is looking for new blood. Continue reading “STEAM Night Energized by Robotics, Lego Fun”

LCF Robotics Team Headed to Regional Championship

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Laila Majid, Forrest Swain, Stephen Krider, Ethan Cohen, Tyler Reese and Julia Krider make up the Golden Gears tech team.

The La Cañada Flintridge Golden Gears First Technology Challenge team made history recently, becoming the first team from the city to qualify for the U.S. West Super Regional Championship FTC Tournament. Continue reading “LCF Robotics Team Headed to Regional Championship”

Building Blocks of Teamwork in FIRST Lego League

The FIRST Lego League teams in San Marino elementary schools had a strong enough showing to get started on next year’s season, even if it wasn’t reflected in the Los Angeles area’s final results.
Four teams from Valentine Elementary School and five from Carver Elementary School recently competed in a regional tournament in Upland, with one team — the Valentine Vipers — advancing to the championship round in La Cañada Flintridge this past weekend. Unfortunately, that’s also where the team’s inaugural season ended. Continue reading “Building Blocks of Teamwork in FIRST Lego League”

Girl Scouts Robotics Team Goes to Championships

Photo courtesy Renee Heinrichs The area Girl Scouts team headed to the FIRST Tech Challenge world championships includes (in alphabetical order) Kemi Ashing-Giwa, Katelyn Biesiadecki, Maddie Braun, Breanna Chan, Britney Gallego, Desiree Gunnoe, Bella Heinrichs, Renee Heinrichs and Elizabeth Wu.
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The area Girl Scouts team headed to the FIRST Tech Challenge world championships includes (in alphabetical order) Kemi Ashing-Giwa, Katelyn Biesiadecki, Maddie Braun, Breanna Chan, Britney Gallego, Desiree Gunnoe, Bella Heinrichs, Renee Heinrichs and Elizabeth Wu.

A trio of La Cañada High School students are members of a Girl Scouts robotics team that’s headed to the FIRST Tech Challenge world championships in Houston from April 19-22. Continue reading “Girl Scouts Robotics Team Goes to Championships”