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Luke Han Science Mind Ashburn
Jan 27

Go BIG or go home! That’s the motto of this Science Mind

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Luke Han
Science Mind of the Month- January Ashburn

January’s science mind of the month, Luke Han, is a HUGE fan of big tires. Luke, age 7, has been attending Science Cosmos since 2015 and he learned very quickly that, “big wheels make things go faster.” A few observations during his intermediate STEM course were more than enough to instill a need for speed in Luke.   

Luke says his favorite project was the “power car” in Intermediate STEM because, “it moves far by itself and has big wheels”. One of the activities associated with the power car involves having it pull a “load” on a sled of built of legos. Larger wheels allowed the power car travel up steeper hills while carrying a bigger load. Luke’s parents bring Luke to Science Cosmos classes because, “he loves Legos, math and science”. In the future Luke hopes to build Robots that can move. We can’t wait to see what Luke creates when he gets to our NxT – Lego Mindstorms courses!

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Ella
Dec 21

Superhero Loving [Future Batgirl] Science Mind – She IS really SUPER

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Ella Burks

Science Mind of the Month- December Ashburn

December’s Science Mind of the month embodies many of the qualities of any classic superhero: independence, resourcefulness and kindness. Heroic neutron Ella Burks says that if she could assist any superhero for a day, “it would be DC Comic’s Batgirl! I want to help her catch bad people!”. There aren’t any bad guys to catch at Science Cosmos, but Ella channels her inner super hero as she assists other builders in looking for pieces and assembling hard to construct projects.

Ella joined the ranks of Science Cosmos this past summer and she loves Legos almost as much as she loves her tiny Yorkshire terrier, Gertie. Ella has spent the last several months learning how pulleys, axles, and gears can be combined to create the fun animal themed Robots that comprise the Lego WeDo curriculum. Ella knows exactly which Lego components she needs and can assemble them with ease and confidence.

So what does a minute superhero like Ella get out of her Science Cosmos classes? Ella’s mom says, “Science Cosmos has nurtured her creativity, problem solving skills, and has helped her follow step by step instructions. Ella’s mom also hopes that Ella, “can excel further into more advanced classes”. With Ella’s competence and enthusiasm, we are sure she will go far!

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Philip
Dec 02

This Science Mind is Cooler than the Ice planet Hoth

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Phil Zourzoukis

Science Mind of the Month – November Ashburn

Phil Zourzoukis loves Star Wars, and you guessed it, Legos. On Saturday afternoons at Science Cosmos you can usually find Phil enthusiastically building Lego projects as mini-figure versions of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo look on. Phil joined Science Cosmos 2 years ago, and his parents confirm that Phil, “still anxiously looks forward to coming to class each time”. Phil is now working through the extended curriculum of WeDo-a series of extended building projects that require 2-5 weeks of building time and are modeled after real life machines including a tower crane and a forklift.

It was during the extended WeDo curriculum that Phil encountered his favorite project yet, the Carousel. Phil enjoyed the carousel, “because I could put one of my Lego people holding a light saber on it and it looked like he was fighting with his light saber as he went around and around.” Phil enjoys the building opportunities he gets at Science Cosmos and his parents appreciate the educational gains he makes while building. In his two years as a Science Mind, Phil’s parents say that, “[Phil] has really solidified his understanding of basic engineering and technical skills”. One day Phil plans to put his skills to work as a scientist and an engineer. With his boundless creativity we are sure he will go far!

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Krish
Oct 18

A Science Mind who is passionate about STEM

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Krish Behera


Science Mind of the Month- September Ashburn

Krish Behera, an independent and fun-loving neutron, is our Science Mind of the Month for September! Over the course of the last year Krish has explored physics and engineering principles as part of the Intermediate STEM curriculum.  Notable projects he has completed include the inclined plane and his favorite project, the trundle wheel. When asked why he likes coming to class Krish said, “I love to build Legos and I try to learn new Lego building skills so that I can build anything”. One day Krish hopes to put his lego building skills to work as a Lego engineer who creates new Lego robotics projects. One idea he has is to create a remote controlled Lego train. Krish’s parents bring Krish to Science Cosmos so, “he can learn new Lego Robotics techniques and build more advanced projects when he grows older. We look forward to many more great ideas from Krish in the future!

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Simar
Oct 18

A Science Mind who reaches for the stars!

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Simar Malhi


Science Mind of the Month- August Ashburn

Simar Malhi is a long time member of the Science Cosmos family and our Science Mind of the month for August! Simar started as a Neutron 2 years ago where she mastered the intermediate STEM and Pneumatics curriculum. Intermediate STEM taught her concepts of potential and kinetic energy and renewable energy sources. The Pneumatics curriculum included Simar’s favorite project, A scarecrow that moves via pressurized air.

More recently Simar has focused more on programming as she learned to control the NXT and Ev3. Simar faces even the most difficult programming challenges with cheerfulness and a smile. With this approach she has crafted Ev3 programs that detect and avoid obstacles. Her most recent challenges test her ability to program simultaneous tasks and integrate inputs from multiple sensors. Simar is a very talented 9 year old who enjoys programming and robotics. One day she hopes to turn this passion into a career as a NASA engineer.

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Science Mind of the Month April 2016
Oct 18

Budding Electronic Engineer Science Mind

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Justin Walker

Science Mind of the Month April, 2016 Ashburn

Justin has been a busy bee at Science Cosmos for one year! He started with beginning robotics and moved up to intermediate robotics in no time. He has explored math and geometry using KNEX and is now programming our NXT robots. We love having him and his supportive family as a part of our Science Cosmos family!  Two thumbs up to Justin

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Parties
Sep 27

BLOG ASHBURN

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Ashburn 'Science Mind of the Month'  Students 

Every month at our center, we feature one of our special kids as Science Mind of the Month.   These students have demonstrated persistence and focus and have accomplished more than our expectations.  All of them have participated in our programs for several months. Give them a Thumbs up and check out their photo albums by following the links. 

Go BIG or go home! That’s the motto of this Science Mind
Luke Han Science Mind of the Month- January Ashburn January's science mind of the month, Luke Han, is a HUGE[...]
Superhero Loving [Future Batgirl] Science Mind – She IS really SUPER
Ella Burks Science Mind of the Month- December Ashburn December’s Science Mind of the month embodies many of the qualities[...]
This Science Mind is Cooler than the Ice planet Hoth
Phil Zourzoukis Science Mind of the Month - November Ashburn Phil Zourzoukis loves Star Wars, and you guessed it, Legos. On[...]
A Science Mind who is passionate about STEM
Krish Behera Science Mind of the Month- September Ashburn Krish Behera, an independent and fun-loving neutron, is our Science Mind[...]
A Science Mind who reaches for the stars!
Simar Malhi Science Mind of the Month- August Ashburn Simar Malhi is a long time member of the Science Cosmos[...]
Budding Electronic Engineer Science Mind
Justin Walker Science Mind of the Month April, 2016 Ashburn Justin has been a busy bee at Science Cosmos for[...]
Sporty science mind – Arjun. June 2015 Science mind of the month.
Jul 01

Sporty science mind – Arjun. June 2015 Science mind of the month.

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Arjun is the Science Mind of the Month in Ashubrn for June 2015. Arjun is a 4th grader and has been attending Science Cosmos since he was in the first grade and loves a good building challenge. Arjun transferred to Ashburn from Chantilly. He started out with us in the beginning robotics programs, creating animals that are animated, and challenging builds such as the carousel and crane. He worked with electrical engineering courses and Mindstorms NXT and EV3 intermediate robotics.

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Arjun’s favorite subject in school is math and his favorite movie is the Lego Movie.

He loves to play tennis and is in the top 50 Mid-Atlantic Club, but that is not all! He is also a Black Belt in karate, and he studies the guitar!

He is a well rounded student and his dream is to become a Tennis Professional when he grows up!

Samsher Malhi. Science Mind of the Month April 2015
Apr 17

Samsher Malhi. Science Mind of the Month April 2015

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Samsher is our student (Electron) at the Ashburn Center. He loves to work on programming his NXT models and build Cool Robots. He started off as a Neutron and mastered the Into Robotics courses and graduated to the intermediate robotics course. Samsher is a fourth grade student who has been a member of our Science Cosmos Family for over two years. He loves to build with the variety of materials we have and always looks for the purpose and leaning component of his builds. When Asked, he says that math is his favorite subject in school. He is a very active young man and loves to play with his Science Cosmos friends in our gym after class. He is a friend to everyone and has made many friends at Science Cosmos and we look forward to his participation each week. He and his sister were students at the Chantilly center before they transferred. See his photo album and look at the cool models he build. To recognize him you can Like and comment on our Facebook post about him. See his photo album HERE.

ahishnu Science Mind of the Month
Mar 06

Sahishnu Science Mind of the Month

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Sahishnu Hanumasetty

Sahishnu is a long time student at Science Cosmos, and attends classes at the Ashburn center. He has been doing advanced EV3 Projects, and has some really Cool Robots he built that we were displaying for everyone to see at the center. He has worked on Data Science projects and learnt how to take temperature measurements and do experiments with the EV3 robot. He was a Student in Chantilly and transferred to the Ashburn center. He has completed many courses and deserves to be recognized as a Science Mind of the month. He is a bright student and is always on task with his projects. He loves to modify and revise his robot builds – a hallmark of a creative thinker. He is courteous to his teachers and peers and liked by all SEE SAHISHNUS PHOTO ALBUM