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Friday, May 26, 2017

Science Research and STEM Night 2017

Recently the Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School had the opportunity to celebrate the amazing work of our STEM and Robotics students. Our annual STEM Showcase featured presentations by students from the 9th, 10th and 11th grades. Some of the highlighted work included apps designed by our AP Computer Science Principles students, a live demonstration of the robots built by our Robotics class and team and projects designed by our STEM students. Imagine a self-lacing shoe, a robotic car taking videos of hallway activity (that sends images directly to your phone) or a robotic hand designed to communicate sign language. These were a few of the projects showcased at last week's event.
This year our program also included an innovation workshop. Parents and students had the opportunity to share in the design thinking process. During three quick rounds, groups had to come up with multiple design concepts for a chair tailored for a specific person, with specific detailed needs. Each round groups were limited to just a few simple materials to imagine their design concepts. It was amazing to see the 'out the box' thinking and amazing designs of those who participated. Collectively, we realized that too often our imagination and creativity is stunted by constraints (be they theoretical or practical).

Well done to all our students for a tremendous year of creativity, imagination and ideation!

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Stem Night 2017