STEM-Related Clubs and Competitions
The STEM Academy offers a number of clubs and competitive event opportunities related to science, technology, engineering and math. Participation in these programs is a great way to enrich your STEM Academy experience providing opportunities to further your educational experience, career exploration and fellowship with other STEM Academy students. Below is a list of some of the STEM-related clubs at the STEM Academy and Martin High School.
Examples of other clubs and activities at the STEM Academy and Martin High School
- Science National Honor Society
- National Technical Honor Society
- Psychology Club
- Biology Olympiad
- Math Honor Society
- Physics Club
- The Physics Club is open to all students who have an interest in Physics. The Physics Club sponsors activities such as Star Gazing, special trips to UT Arlington to hear talks by world-renowned speakers like Michio Kaku, one of the most noted contemporary figures in science. Members of the Physics Club also support students by offering tutoring and enjoy friendly ping-pong matches in the sponsor’s classroom during lunch and after school. The Physics Banquet is also a special event the club organizes.
- Engineering Club
- The purpose of the Engineering Club is to promote Engineering and inspire young people to be science and technology leaders. It will create an environment with an opportunity for engineering experiences through competitions, field trips, and networking. It will open an opportunity for all students to become exposed to Engineering as opposed to just in a classroom setting.
- HOSA is a national student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.
- Computer Science Club
- The Computer Science Club is an active group of students who enjoy computer science. The club participates in various computer programming competitions, attends seminars on topics such as Google Glass and plans social events for the members.
- Robotics Team
- The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.
Martin High School Science Team Places 2nd in State
The purpose of the Science Contest is to challenge high school students to do a wide range of reading in biology, chemistry and physics, to gain an understanding of the significance of experiments rather than to recall obscure details, to be alert to new discoveries and information in the areas of science, to gain an understanding of the basic principles as well as knowledge of the history and philosophy of science, and to foster a sense of enthusiasm about science and how it affects our daily lives.
The contest consists of a two-hour objective test with 60 questions – 20 from biology, 20 from chemistry and 20 from physics.