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posted Feb 28, 2014, 7:34 PM by   [ updated Sep 26, 2015, 9:40 AM by Vismita Kandasamy ]

2013 Video Game Science Night: 

Lawrenceville Patch

9:07 pm on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

We really need more activities like this!!! My kids really enjoyed it.   more ›

2014 science and engineering fair:  Lawrence Ledger

Awesome Turnout at the Science and Engineering Fair! (2012)

posted Feb 8, 2012, 7:49 AM by   [ updated Sep 26, 2015, 9:34 AM by Vismita Kandasamy ]

In 2012, our STEM members were asked to volunteer at Lawrence Elementary School’s Science and Discovery Night on January 24th. This successful event produced a great turnout, and we were honored to have an opportunity to participate. Our volunteers led many of the science oriented tables and activities throughout the night. Some of the experime
nts included dealing with the conductivity of different objects, creating a cloud in a bottle, and using Slinkys and cans to demonstrate how sound waves work.

Other students worked with the LES Health Department and an actual animal heart to show the children how tobacco affects one’s health and the different parts of a heart. Our volunteers did a fantastic job working and conducting numerous science experiments with the young students!

In addition, our volunteers helped out LIS at their Science Fair. At this event, we did a few more similar experiments and demonstrations with the kids, along with a trivia game. Our volunteers also helped the American Chemistry Society conduct some of their own experiments. - Grace Townsend, Community Outreach Committee, Junior 

LHS STEM members have continued to volunteer at LES's Science and Discovery Night every year.

2014 Mercer Science and Engineering Fair Results


  • Honorable Mention: AyannJaikishen, Lawrence Intermediate

  • Honorable Mention: Arnav Aggarwal, Lawrence Intermediate

  • Honorable Mention: Aidan McChesney, Lawrence Intermediate

  • Meritorious Achievement: Riddhi Bharj, Lawrence Intermediate

  • Meritorious Achievement: Kaia Dyckman, Lawrence Intermediate


  • Broadcom Masters Award: Ethan Wild, Lawrence Middle

  • Broadcom Masters Award: Anusha Aggarwal, Lawrence Middle

  • Honorable Mention : Abhyan Jaikishen, Lawrence Middle

  • Outstanding Achievement : Anusha Aggarwal, Lawrence Middle

  • Outstanding Achievement : Ethan Wild, Lawrence Middle

  • Earle S. Rommel Communications Award: Teddy Masterson, Lawrence Middle

  • U.S Navy/Marine Corps Award: Anusha Aggarwal, Lawrence Middle


  • U.S Navy/Marine Corps Award : Pranav Sabanayagam, Lawrence High

  • U.S. Metric Association Special Award : Pranav Sabanayagam, Lawrence High

  • Second Place : James Gow, Lawrence High

Video Game Science Night (2012)

posted Feb 8, 2012, 7:43 AM by   [ updated Sep 26, 2015, 9:36 AM by Vismita Kandasamy ]

Hosted by the STEM Academy, the Video Game Science Night took place on December 4th and 6th. In the various video game related rooms the kids learned lots of science while enjoying fun demonstrations and experiments. They had a whole lot of fun playing with cars in the Forza Motorsports and Mario Kart rooms, which included information to younger kids about friction, collisions, engines, force, and energy. They also helped Ash defeat Team Rocket in the Pokemon room while learning how magnets work through concepts like levitation and magnet tracks.

 One room used a hovering drone which many kids enjoyed. The Star Wars room, which contained many hands on experiments, looked really cool: it was dark and filled with neon lights. It actually felt like you were in space! Fruit Ninja turned many scientific laws and methods into games, including fruit bowling where a fruit would be used to knock down pins and tossing grapes into several targets. Angry Birds used real life slingshots with beanie balls to knock off stuffed animals where some kids made it to the high score. The Dance Dance Revolution room was a place for exercising, while Scramble with Kids set up a real life Scrabble game with the elements. It smelled delicious in the Candy Crush Saga room which showed how chocolate would run faster in milk than in butter. Over 300 kids and parents attending had a blast. One impressed parent said that she’ll keep coming every year until the day her daughter joins STEM herself and continues the beloved tradition.
-- Gaurav Ganthapodi, STEM Sophomore

                            The Fruit Ninja Room                                                                                                                         The Pokemon Room

Lawrenceville Patch

9:07 pm on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

We really need more activities like this!!! My kids really enjoyed it.   more ›

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