Students chill in The Blue Room — our Board Game Studio. This is one of the students' favorite rooms to enjoy some down time playing Twister, Chess, Risk, and more with friends.
Explosé is an opportunity for students to showcase their talents — and that they did. Week Two's event was complete with ballads, rap battles, ballet, salsa dancing, and lots of cheering and support from the audience.
A levitating chair. A barbershop with an attached restaurant. An off-road skateboard. A fuzzy wall. These are just some of the creative products — dreamt up by Entrepreneurial Foundations students this week — that were backed by four "investors" (EXPLO staff members) after students gave powerful pitches in their final class meeting.
Computer Programming students have been working in teams all week to create their very own coding projects. On the final day of class, they put the finishing touches on their projects before presenting them to their peers, answering questions such as "What did you choose for your project and why?" "What challenges did you face?" and "What would you do to continue developing your project if you had more time?"
In Stock Market Investing, students analyze stock portfolios to formulate investment recommendations about real businesses. They conduct company analyses to better inform their decisions and present to their peers a final decision — invest, or don't.
Marina loves fashion — everything from styling friends to jewelry pairings to general aesthetics. This week, Marina practices that visual intuition in Photography, taking photos of the world and people the way a fashionista sees it. Keep reading to find out more about Marina and how EXPLO is going.
Students gather in the Art Room for Open Art Studio, where they create clay-sculpted figures, portrait drawings, friendship bracelets, slime, tissue paper flowers, and anything else their imagination dreams up.
Robotics — Mars Exploration students had the opportunity, along with students in the Aeronautical Engineering Course, to Zoom with Katie Stack Morgan, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Deputy Project Scientist for NASA’s Perseverance rover, about her background as well as the mission's current work. After this exciting opportunity, Robotics students made the final touches on their own Mars rovers, which will soon be visiting a simulated "Mars" space in the classroom.
One of the tasks given to students during House Pump Up was as follows: develop a House Castle using cardboard, general supplies, tape, and scissors to be voted on by a panel of judges for house points. With the house rankings still very much in flux, the House Pump Up tasks could powerfully establish a house as a frontrunner for the House Cup. The pressure was on, but Javier and the Boulders were up for the challenge. Keep reading for a glimpse into the boulder-building process and an image of the final product!
Students in Experimental Engineering mold cardboard, Dixie cups, and straws with hot glue to create model roller coasters. Marbles fly around the loops, drops, and turns as students test the rides.