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Class VI Earthquake Engineering

In Class VI Science, students learned about how tectonic movements cause earthquakes. They learned about engineering techniques that architects use to design buildings that can withstand earthquakes. They experimented with different ways to minimize the impact of seizemic activity on structures, including sheer walls, gussets, and base isolation. In Technology class, students learned how to take Read More…

Engineering Class Visits Steelcase

On Nov 10, 2017, Class XII students in Engineering, a senior science elective, visited the design showroom of Steelcase and met with product designers. The students learned, first hand, about how design thinking is applied to school and office furniture design.

Engineering Class Visits Columbia ROAR Lab

On 10/31 a group of 15 Class XII girls in Engineering visited Columbia University’s ROAR (Robots and Rehabilitation) Labs. This is an interdisciplinary program in rehabilitation robotics involving faculty from School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and College of Physician and Surgeons at Columbia University. During their visit, Marymount students met with five female Ph.D Read More…

Class VIII Values Electric Quilt

In Class VIII Science class, students learned about some of the fundamental concepts around electricity and magnetism. They learned about voltage, current, and resistance, as well as the difference between a series and parallel circuit. To help solidify their understanding, they created their own parallel circuits using copper tape, LEDs, and batteries. In Technology class, Read More…

Class VI Locker Mirrors

For their first project in the Fab Lab, Class VI students were introduced to a powerful 2D design program, Adobe Illustrator, and the laser cutter. They spent a few classes learning the fundamental tools in Illustrator before designing their own unique locker mirrors to cut and engrave on the laser. This was a basic project Read More…

Class VII Algorithmic Art

In Class VII Technology class, students have been exploring how to make artwork using geometry and algorithms. They used the Scratch programming language to teach a computer to draw simple shapes like circles, squares, triangles, or any regular sided polygons. Looking at Islamic Tiling patterns for inspiration, they learned how to use repeating patterns of Read More…

@Harpeth Hall STEM Think Tank and Conference

The 2017 STEM Think Tank and Conference is hosted by the Center for STEM Education for Girls at Harpeth Hall.  According to their website, “The Think Tank and Conference will bring together national leaders in K12 education for girls and young women (independent, public, charter, and parochial), university K12 outreach coordinators and researchers, STEM university Read More…

Design, Do, Discover 2017

Design, Do, Discover is for educators who are passionate about student-centered, constructionist learning and interested in the practical implementation of hands-on projects in the K-12 setting. In particular, the focus is on empowering participants to become joyful maker educators and to imagine how they can integrate making into the daily life of their school setting. Participants Read More…

Nerdy Derby 2017

It’s Nerdy Derby Time! From June 5-9, 2017, Class VI will participate in a week-long learning experience that explores the invisible forces that affect a vehicle’s motion and investigates how design informs function. What are the forces that affect motion and how can a car’s design be optimized to carry out a specific performance task Read More…

Superstorm Sandy Memorials

For their final project, students in the senior elective, Atmospheric Science, were given the following challenge: “Your group will locate, design, fund and sponsor a memorial for the victims of Superstorm Sandy.  The goal will be for your memorial to be in place by October 29, 2017, the five year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.” The Read More…