2015 SPHS Science Fair is all about Robotics
Friday, March 13th, 2015
“Robotics in Action, Making Life Easy” was the theme of 2015 San Pedro High School (SPHS) Science Fair which was held on Friday, March 6th. Students from second to fourth form spent months developing innovative projects displaying the used of robotics. Each project demonstrated the students’ creativity and innovation when developing solutions to problems faced by the school and community.
42 projects were presented in this year’s Science Fair, which ranged from drones developed to help manage protected reserves to street cleaners. Each project demonstrated the use of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Method, and how the increased use of technology can greatly benefit the community.
According to Head of the Science and Math Department Ricardo Sedacy, the students were asked to create a project within any of five areas in Robotics: drones, medical procedures (operations and health), prosthetics and exoskeletons, artificial assistances and driverless cars. “Robotics is at an inflection point, a bend in the curve where many technologies that used to be found only in science fiction are becoming everyday reality. So we decided that it would be imperative for our students to tackle robotics as their Science Fair project. We hope that the project will reach out to the community by educating them of the great innovations and creativity that students of SPHS can display,” said Sedacy.
Several community members took the time to visit the Angel Nuñez Auditorium to view the projects, where they were impressed by the creativity of the elaborate projects. Some of the projects that stood out were “The House Keeper of Doom” which was a prototype for an ecofriendly and compact street cleaner, and the “HFE Bot” which emitted sound waves to kill insects without the use of harsh chemicals. Each project was unique and displayed the intellectual capacity of the students in an ever-evolving technological world.
Congratulations to the students and staff of SPHS that made the Science Fair a huge success. The San Pedro Sun encourages all students to keep up the hard work!
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