Burnsville High School senior Andrew Carlson says about one in every four items printed in the school’s 3-D printers fails, and the plastic filament used to make that item is wasted. If he and classmate Lyla Lichliter, a junior, succeed in their capstone engineering project, that waste will be a thing of the past.
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Burnsville High School junior Will Trussell has earned quite the distinction for himself. He received a perfect score of 36 on the ACT exam, an accomplishment that less than 0.1 percent of students nationwide obtain.
The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam consisting of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1-36. The composite score is the average of the four test scores.
What’s even more astonishing is that Will took the test just one time and didn’t really prepare for it.
Someday they’d like to be scientists, computer programmers, engineers or mathematicians, but now they’re female students at Burnsville High School and they’ve started a new club to encourage and support girls interested in STEM careers.
The Women in STEM club began last spring when senior Emily Reynolds realized the need for a club for girls who are interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). She knows that women are under-represented in STEM jobs and she wants to change that dynamic.
Sophomore Hanna Holmstrom received the Bronze Medal award at the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, and Environment Project Olympiad (ISWEEEP) on May 6 in Houston. She competed against students from across 62 countries.
Once again, Burnsville High School students have been selected to attend both the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, Environment Project Olympiad (ISWEEP) and the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) after presenting their research at the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair.
Students in a pre-engineering class at Metcalf Junior High in Burnsville faced a challenge: create a complicated contraption that runs for at least one minute and includes six simple machines.
Thanks to a grant from the Bosch Community Fund, Burnsville High School technology, engineering and design students will be learning and working in real-world conditions during their classes.
Two teams of Metcalf Junior High students brought home awards from the Fluid Power Challenge at the University of Minnesota in January.