Arts & Science

Nikhil Talks Neuroscience

Nikhil has already made a big impact on the world. From volunteering, to studying and now raising awareness for neurological diseases, read more about what he has planned next. Q. How did you get interested in neuroscience? In middle school, I needed volunteer hours for National Junior Honor Society so I decided to volunteer at a local senior center called Solterra Senior …

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Robotics Club Encourages Problem Solving and Teamwork

Imagine West Gilbert’s robotics program is in place to assist students in understanding the engineering process as well as to help students problem solve and work together to accomplish a common goal. Q. Why did you want to be a part of the robotics club? Albert ­– I wanted to be a part of the robotics club because I find it very …

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Summer Camp at Phoenix Herpetological Society Offers Hands ­on Learning

Do you or your children like reptiles or learning about the natural world? If so, the Phoenix Herpetological Society is a place you need to see and be! We have over 1700 animals, including reptiles from around the world, endangered species, the largest venomous snake collection in the southwest, and the second largest crocodilian collection in the country! We primarily work with rescued, …

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Ana Earns Honorable Mention in County Art Contest

For the past 10 years, Valley Metro has invited third grade students in Maricopa County to enter Valley Metro’s Cool Transit STUFF Third Grade Art Contest. This year’s contest theme was Valley Metro…It’s How We Roll. Ana Payan received Honorable Mention for her entry in the 10th Annual Cool Transit STUFF Third Grade Art Contest. This contest calls on Valley …

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James Madison Senior, Chris, Was Made for the Stage

Chris is an amazing young man! He enjoys music and theater among many other things. He has been able to balance all of his commitments with a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes since the age of nine. Read more about Chris and what else he enjoys. How long have you been interested in music and theater? Chris has been interested in theater …

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Theater Arts Perfect fit for Ian

Over the last year Ian has developed a love for theater arts. Recently he had the wonderful opportunity to travel with his theater group to London so that they could perform Romeo & Juliet at a Shakespearean Festival. Read about his experience. What draws you to theater arts? I was drawn to theater so that I could get out of my …

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Primavera Online High School Adds Innovative Programs to Chandler-based Blended Learning Center

Primavera Online High School, the Arizona leader in online education, added a new tuition-free, in-person option to help students improve in math and reading this fall through its Chandler-based Blended Learning Center. The Primavera Blended Learning Center, which opened in the fall of 2013 with S.T.E.M. programs for its 6-8th graders, is a state-of-the-art, 13,000-square-foot facility that provides tuition-free resources …

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Primavera Students Share Recent Successes at a Community Science Fair

Last fall marked the start of the second year of operation of the state of the art blended learning center at Primavera Online High School and Middle School. The BLC has evolved this year to become a resource for both High School and Middle School students. Middle School students are able to gather at the BLC to receive direct instruction …

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Students Create Spy Gadgets at SMoCA

PHOENIX, AZ – What does a dragonfly, umbrella, and mannequin all have in common? They are all futuristic spy gadgets imagined and created by high school students that are now on display at The Young@Art Gallery Spy Studio Exhibition. In a distinctive collaboration between The Design School at ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and South Mountain High …

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Lights, Cameras and Engineering for Horizon Community Learning Center’s Senior

When not studying hard for school, how do you spend your free time? I normally spend my free time taking photos or building something new out of electronics.  I love having a new idea of something to make and designing/fabricating it into a circuit board and having it work.  It’s the best feeling.  Other that that I love spending time …

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