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Hopscotch Coding Games for Kids: Streamlined, Intuitive and Interactive

“ A computer is a bicycle for your mind” – Steve Jobs For many young children entry level coding has become the gateway to STEM. From Scratch Jr, FIRST, COSPACES and others the ability to create and problem solve while utilizing computational thinking is invaluable. The empowerment of design and creating through ones imagination has provided …

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PARISA KHASHAYAR NAMED NATIONAL BROADCOM MASTERS SEMIFINALIST FOR ‘BLAZERUNNER’ PROJECT

St. Margaret’s freshman Parisa Khashayar was named one of the top 300 MASTERS in the 2018 Broadcom MASTERS program, a prestigious national STEM competition for Middle School students. Parisa is one of 300 semifinalists out of more than 2,500 entrants across the United States. Parisa was honored for her “BlazeRunner” project developed last year as …

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TARTAN ENTREPRENEURS DEVELOP IDEAS AT UC IRVINE WAYFINDER INCUBATOR

Eight St. Margaret’s students spent the summer working as entrepreneurs to further develop their own start-up businesses at the UCI Applied Innovation Wayfinder Incubator, a highly selective strategic resources program typically reserved for the University’s most promising innovators and entrepreneurs. The Tartans were invited to the Wayfinder Incubator through a St. Margaret’s-UCI Applied Innovation partnership …

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UCI Innovation Field Trip

UCI Tartan Agenda Dear Parents, This Friday, we have the opportunity to participate with UCI at their innovation lab.   Due to your child’s performance in science and the Tartan Tank project they were selected to participate in the field trip.  This is purely an opportunity and not a requirement or an expectation for their project. …

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2017 OC MAKERS TOP HONOR FOR STUDENT PROJECT “BUZZ TRAP”

ocMaker Challenge 2017 Winners POSTED ON JUNE 23, 2017 BY AIRWOLF 3D Since its beginning in 2013, the ocMaker Challenge inspires our schools and community with deeply innovative student inventions that are designed to “solve a problem, need or want.” And this year’s ocMaker Challenge certainly did not disappoint. With over 200 entries, this year was the event’s largest ever and the …

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St. Margaret’s Students Shine at this years, 2017 Orange County Science and Engineering Fair

Last night, in a packed Chapman University performance hall our kids shined. Out of 600 participating students we had six come away with a recognition.  I am proud of the entire eighth grade but would like to highlight with you this years award recipients. > > Applied Mechanics: > First Place – Espen G > …

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Ideate

It’s time to make the leap from problem to solution. Ideation is the process of generating ideas. Ideation, at its core, is about getting your inner critic out of the way so that your creativity can burst through and make magic. Ideation isn’t just that “eureka” moment when the solution occurs to you. It’s also …

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State Science Fair 2016

I am so excited to share that James & Hannah won Honorable Mention at the 65th CA State Science Fair. There were ~1000 students from all regions of CA & 425 judges at this years fair.