From drones, DNA models, Sphero robots to polymetric worms and Muppets Crime Scene Investigation, students at Lost Mountain Middle School were able to explore the world of science, technology, engineering, and math during the school’s first STEM Night.
The middle school students were even able to see what could become the future of metro-Atlanta transportation. Bill James, president of J PODs, brought a scale model of the individualized transportation system to show how Georgia could take the lead in reducing traffic and lowering transportation costs. The Lost Mountain students tried their hand at designing pathways for the innovation transportation model.
Representatives from Kennesaw State University brought their friendly neighborhood coding robot, Botley, to teach the students how programming works.
Students also got a chance to learn how to escape from the Upside-Down room in tribute to the popular Netflix show “Stranger Things.”
Interest in Lost Mountain’s STEM Night reached beyond the school’s community. Cobb County Commissioner Mike Boyce, Ga. State Senator Brandon Beach and representatives from the offices of U.S. Representative Barry Loudermilk and Gov. Brian Kemp also attended.
Some of the community organizations in attendance included the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Cobb County Fire Department, Hillgrove High School, Mathnasium, and Radical Scholars.
Through events like the school foundation’s Family STEM Night, Lost Mountain High School is preparing students for the next step in their educational journey. When students leave Lost Mountain, they will attend one of two of the top-rated STEM schools in the country: Harrison High School and Hillgrove High School.