MESA Goes to Google HQ April 13

The Think Tank team from Kennedy’s MESA Club (Mathematics-Engineering-Science-Achievement) will be traveling to Google Headquarters in Mountain View on April 13 to compete in MESA Regionals (covering San Jose, SF, Stockton, Sacramento, East Bay, and Ukiah). Other MESA results, and accompanying categories, from Davis preliminaries include 1st Place (Concrete Disk), 2nd Place (Ultimate Disc), 3rd Place for Creativity & Design (Civil Structures), 3rdPlace (National Engineering Design Challenge).   Continue reading MESA Goes to Google HQ April 13

Can Humanities STEM Job Security?

By Sid Slesicki and Liliana López, Clarion Staff STEM Majors If you’re a senior or junior, chances are you’ve been contemplating the next stage of your education – more specifically, college. With it comes the (sometimes) stressful decision of picking a major. This is undoubtedly the hardest, most influential choice of your life that will dictate your success, your social standing, college experiences, and that … Continue reading Can Humanities STEM Job Security?

The Future Starts with MESA

By Saeri Plagmann, Features Editor Reaching an all-time high of 49 members this year, the Kennedy MESA program basked in their glory after five students placed at the MESA Day preliminaries held at UC Davis in March, making it to the regional competition on April 28 at California State University, East Bay. Of the five Kennedy students, junior pair Leeann Lee and Victoria Chen earned … Continue reading The Future Starts with MESA

Robotics Team Finishes 9th in World Championship

By Desiree Leong, Clarion Staff In the final months of the school year, the award-winning Kennedy Robotics team traveled across the country as well as internationally in search of victory. Their road to success began in Sacramento at the regional competition where they ranked 3rd and ended in late April with a 9th place finish at the World Championship in Houston. The group was started … Continue reading Robotics Team Finishes 9th in World Championship

MaD Program Harnesses the Promise of Renewable Energy

By Miya Murata, Clarion Staff Students in the Manufacturing and Design (MaD) program built their first solar boat to compete in the Seventh Annual California Solar Regatta. The May 4th event was hosted by local energy supplier SMUD, and held at the Rancho Seco Recreational Area, a property owned and managed by the company. SMUD supports a number of STEM educational initiatives by helming a … Continue reading MaD Program Harnesses the Promise of Renewable Energy

Club Highlight: MESA is Not Plain

By Eddie Rodrigues, Clarion Staff Have you ever wondered who makes and designs those amazing robots and structures displayed at school events and around campus? The Kennedy club MESA, Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement is responsible for it all.  The club is led by Ms. Henry, the advisor and a science instructor and also by the club president, Francis Feng (11). MESA gives students an amazing … Continue reading Club Highlight: MESA is Not Plain