Outdoor Leadership Program students and staff embarked on an adventure in Iceland this summer! They explored glaciers, hiked volcanos, snorkeled in the Silfra rift, did several big hikes, whitewater rafted, saw puffins, swam in hot springs, ate regional cuisine, visited a geothermal plant, and continued to develop their leadership and communication skills.
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Prep student, Parker Willis '21 built a 3D printer and won "Best Design" at the Robotics Training Institute! Along with a teammate, Parker created a printer and successfully printed a completely custom item. Sandia National Laboratories Robotics Vehicle Range hosted the camp in partnership with the nonprofit R4Creating.
These eight Sundevils are our newest group of Odyssey Scholars Program students! For the next two years, they will immerse themselves in an area for which they are passionate. A few of their Odyssey Scholar projects include writing and recording an album, exploring various medical fields, criminal forensic psychology, and building and launching a satellite!
Sandia Prep is brand new to eSports, but our Sundevils made it to the state championship for League of Legends. Over the weekend the League of Legends team competed in New Mexico's inaugural state championship game. The team was runner-up to the state title, but their hard work and dedication to the sport showed as this new team made it to the final game. eSports promote team building, develop interest in STEM, and can lead to scholarship and job opportunities. For the KOBTV news story about the esports championship and Sandia Prep's team click the headline above.
Eighth-grade engineering students competed in the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Robotics Challenge. The challenge included online assessments evaluating students understanding of the concept of systems, binary, and the BASIC programming language. Teams built their own BOE-BOT using the provided hardware and electrical components and learned how the program the robot to maneuver through mazes and other challenging obstacle courses using sensors. Student teams then competed to earn points in various categories including performance, quiz bowl, and obstacle courses.