New Team Spotlight: Western High School

Before I have STEM Coach Chin-Tang Liu take over this post, here are few stats about Western High School.

Whereabouts: Davie, Florida

List any Curricular or Extra Curricular Clubs that you lead or have lead in the past:

Founder of the following clubs:
Science National Honor Society since 2009
Asian Culture Club since 2010
FTC Robotics Team since 2012
Solar Car Challenge Team since 2012
Team America Rocketry Challenge Team 2012-2014
Science Olympiad Team, 2013-2014

List any past hydrogen, renewable energy,engineering activities or competitions that you have facilitated:

Solar Car Challenge program since 2012
2015 Solar Car Challenge placed #10 in the Nation (July 2015 in Texas Motor Speedway)
Miami Formula e-Prix School Series Competition #1, March 2015(Miami Downtown)

Why do you as a teacher want to volunteer your time to coach your team?

STEM is my passion. As the Founder of the “Imagine the Impossible” STEM Academy at Western High School, our program has grown from 37 students in 2012 to more than 130 students in 2015. I always volunteer my time to serve my students. Under my supervision, our school has a competitive Robotics, Rocketry and Solar Car program. I am honored to serve my students beyond the normal duties.

How will participating in this competition benefit your students’ familiarity with renewable energy & their opinions on further education and careers opportunities in STEM related fields?

Our school Solar Car Challenge has become a nationally recognizable program in part of our participation in a number of Solar Car events to promote renewable energy (2015 Solar Car Challenge and 2015 Inaugural Miami Formula e-Prix). We are strong believers in environmental sustainability. By participating in this event, it would allow our students to further advance their knowledge and skills for STEM career awareness. Our students are motivated to serve the ambassadors with the Renewable Energy initiatives through our extended STEM outreach programs in South Florida. For example, our school sponsors a Jr. STEM program with the participation of more than 100 middle school students regularly. We also host South Florida FTC Robotic Championship each year.

If you want to see Western High School further their work, click the link below.