Drone Camp

Earnest McCoy, CEO of AltSpec UAS and RHS graduate of 2006 hosted an exciting hands on drone camp for Rockhurst students. They learned aspects of safety, FAA rules, drone components, flight and control theory, and experiences flying a drone with their own two hands!

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Principles of Engineering

This past year, 61 Rockhurst students experienced the new Principles of Engineering course. Future Rockhurst students will be eligible to earn the AP + PLTW student recognition.

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Programming Competition Reflection

Back in May, the 13th to be exact, I took a group of four Rockhurst High School students from AP Computer Science Principles class to compete in a JavaScript programming competition hosted on the CodeHS platform.

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The Legendary Mr. John McEniry Returns

Mr. McEniry’s talk was very interesting to me because he was able to show how hyperbolic parabolas worked in person instead of on a screen. Because I got to see how the parabolas formed it was easy to understand. It was cool that he made the slides and the model himself because it showed how interested he was with his project. At first I didn’t understand what he was going to do with the old projector and the string setup, but he did it pretty well. The way he used light with the string setup was pretty creative.

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Roscars

On Thursday, April 26 the Communication Arts Department hosted the 5th annual Digital Media Festival- The Roscars.

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Science Department Helps Middle School Student Project

First, we considered making our own liquid nitrogen and realized that it can be dangerous. I would like to thank Rochurst for helping me conduct my science experiment, I couldn’t have done it without them.

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DNA Day

April 25th is known and annually celebrated as "DNA Day".

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STEM Night at Christ Lutheran

By the end of the evening, what I realized is that what was important wasn't what I brought with me, but rather the time I spent with the people from Christ Lutheran School. Regardless of what your passion is in life, one of the most important aspects of what you do is to be an ambassador to others, talk to them about it.

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Students Learn About Project Management

Project management skills are life skills that any young man will need throughout his life.

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RocketBook

I always used to lose my notes...

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STEM Conference Reflections of Most Likely to Succeed

So teacher please be careful with these students that you teach...for if they fail to learn to live, their hearts you've failed to reach.

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STEM Conference Resources from Speaker Presentations

Below are a few of the resources from various presentations at the conference.

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The Words We Use

The acronym! All five words: Math, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math all decreased in use. This is a big deal. Successful STEM Education is not about what happens in isolation with those specific content area. Successful STEM Education, especially defined by the eleven AdvancED STEM Indicators includes all content areas.

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STEAM Initiative Supports Catholic Education

When I honestly pray and reflect on where the STEAM initiative fits into Rockhurst’s Catholic identity, I feel the Good Spirit at work. Through the lens of STEAM, the school’s Catholic Identity is crystal clear.

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Rockhurst Hosts Regional STEM Conference

Rockhurst showed that they truly were academic leaders in the Region championing excellence in learning in a Jesuit institution. It was tremendous!

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