STEM Week 2021

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Welcome to STEM Expo 2021, Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance Schools’ second virtual STEM event, featuring an action-packed week filled with STEM activities and initiatives. Each day, a different STEM activity or event will take place, ranging from highlighting student work to participating in our first-ever STEM Bowl, a STEM-focused quiz event that encourages team participation.

STEM Week 2021 Schedule

Math/Science Diploma Research Presentations
Monday - March 10, 2021
We kick off our STEM Week with research presentations from our Math and Science Diploma students. Their presentations will be shared and hosted on our school website. Be sure to check it out to learn more about interesting STEM topics and research.
STEM Showcase
Tuesday- March 11, 2021
STEM Week continues with the reveal of our STEM Showcase in the lower section of this web page. Be sure to check back on Tuesday to see an enormous collection of student work.
Wednesday- March 12, 2021
Our annual STEM Expo will take place during Y Block. There will be two acts for the expo. For Act 1, we will all join Devon Darley, Maria Huang, and Naomi Scott as they interview Vanessa Bentley Vander Putten, a graduate of Rolling Hills Prep, who works for SpaceX. We will learn all about Vanessa’s journey from a student like you to her career today. Following Act 1, we will all breakout to Act 2 where our middle schoolers will attempt a STEM challenge and put forth their best efforts to “break-out”, while upper school students will have the opportunity to attend a career presentation from professionals in the STEM field. Information regarding registration for these presentations will follow and an archived recording will appear on this page after the event takes place.
Thursday - March 13, 2021
We all missed our annual Quiz Bowl this year, but don’t worry, STEM Bowl is here for our extended community to enjoy. Students, faculty, parents, siblings, and friends, you are all invited to participate in our STEM Bowl trivia challenge. There will be four rounds in our competition (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). We ask that each team be limited to five participants with a maximum of two adults on each team. One person should complete a registration form for their team with a list of all teammates and their team name. Please join us at 5:00 pm for an evening of fun!
Premiere of STEM Podcast
Friday - March 14, 2021
The long-awaited debut of a six-episode STEM series by RHP 6th graders Joaquin Jimenez and Taylor Bright will go live. Each episode along with a series trailer will be hosted on our website for your enjoyment. Be sure to check that out when it posts to see the great work Joaquin and Taylor put forth.