Baldwin Park High School senior Karmen Lance and her two partners scanned the computer network of a small company for cyber-attacks while maintaining critical services on Dec. 8 as they competed in a virtual computer competition. Lance and her team were acting as IT professionals in the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, created by the Air Force Association to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
Foster Elementary School students and their parents worked together, using common household items to create and test science-themed devices during the school’s annual science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) night on Jan. 31. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow Katy Wimberly and UC Irvine graduate physics student Arianna Brown worked with Foster Elementary families to create asteroids using clay, rocks and glass to demonstrate how the solar system was formed.
Baldwin Park Unified schools recognized school counselors through Feb. 8 for their support of student academic success and socio-emotional well-being. Activities and assemblies across the District were held to highlight the tremendous impact counselors have on students and learning environments. The events are aligned with National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association.
Baldwin Park Unified’s Holland Middle School composed its first competitive robotics team, consisting of eight students, a little over a year ago. Since this time, student interest has significantly increased with the school now supporting three competitive teams – totaling 18 students, including one all-female team. Baldwin Park High School, catching the robotics rush, expanded to two competitive teams to accommodate eight veterans of Holland’s 2018 team.