Science Super Stars: SUA STEM Team in Two Contests

. November 1, 2016.
St. Ursula senior Nuurah Parsons is the project leader of the STEM team’s environmental group.
St. Ursula senior Nuurah Parsons is the project leader of the STEM team’s environmental group.

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. At St. Ursula Academy,  it also stands for hard work and creativity as STEM students enter projects in two competitions. One, a robotics contest at BGSU, requires students to design and build a robot to modernize farming, then present their work to a panel of judges. The other, the Lexus Eco Challenge, is a national contest for 6th-12th graders to examine a local environmental issue and use their critical thinking and research skills to pose a solution. The SUA team is looking at the possibility of repurposing Lake Erie and Maumee River sediment for agricultural purposes, working with the Toledo Lucas County Port Authority, the University of Toledo, and Hull & Associates, a Toledo engineering firm.