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This Science Mind has double the fun
Feb 12

This Science Mind has double the fun

By Contributing STEM Authors | Chantilly Center , Science Mind

Alexander Frey


Science Mind of the Month- January Chantilly

January’s Science Mind of the Month, Alexander Frey, is a huge fan of Lego’s and Coding. Alexander has been attending Science Cosmos alongside his sister since early 2015. Thanks to his desire to finish his projects, he has been able to complete curriculums that are beyond his age group.

Alexander says his favorite project was the “hammer” in Intermediate STEM because “it was fun to build with all the many pieces”. His ability to work on both STEM and Coding during his weekly classes has allowed Alexander to become comfortable with two essentials parts of our program. He is close to finishing Intermediate STEM and will have the opportunity to work on more advanced coding curriculums! Alexander is a joy to have in the classroom and we hope to continue seeing him grow here at Science Cosmos!

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This Science Mind has no intentions of slowing down
Feb 04

This Science Mind has no intentions of slowing down

By Contributing STEM Authors | Chantilly Center , Chantilly Center Blog , Science Mind

Michaela Frey

Science Mind of the Month- December Chantilly

December’s Science Mind of the Month, Michaela Frey, is a very motivated student. Michaela has been attending Science Cosmos since early 2015 and has been breezing through curriculums since the start. Her determination has allowed for her to complete more than 4 curriculums!  

Michaela enjoys coming to Science Cosmos because “she gets to learn new things each lesson”. Her ability to work independently has helped her promptly complete all of her assigned tasks and challenges. Michaela’s favorite project has been the “Robot Maze Challenge” which required her to program an EV3 robot to successfully complete a maze in less than 30 minutes! Michaela has been able to complete both our NXT and EV3 curriculums, which has allowed her to recently start working on our Robot C course. Her love for programming will allow her to continue learning more and more about the amazing world of programming. We are very proud to have Michaela at Science Cosmos and we expect her to continue surprising us with her ability to program!

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Luke Han Science Mind Ashburn
Jan 27

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

By Contributing STEM Authors | Ashburn Center , Ashburn Center Blog , Science Mind

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

By Contributing STEM Authors | Ashburn Center , Ashburn Center Blog , Science Mind

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

By Contributing STEM Authors | Ashburn Center , Ashburn Center Blog , Science Mind

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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A Science Mind who dashed his way to the top
Oct 25

A Science Mind who dashed his way to the top

By Contributing STEM Authors | Chantilly Center , Chantilly Center Blog , Science Mind

Carmelo Nguyen

Science Mind of the Month- September Chantilly

Carmelo Nguyen, an independent and motivated student, is our Science Mind of the Month for September in Chantilly. Carmelo has been attending our program for almost 2 years! During his time here he has been able to fly by curriculums such as Intro STEM, Introductory Robotics, Intermediate STEM, and NXT.
While currently working on the EV3 curriculum, he is now mastering the various sensors involved with this robot.
Carmelo is an avid fan of cars, which can be seen by his style of programming and robot designs. His determination to proceed to a higher level has allowed him to be a model student in our program. Carmelo has been a joy to have in the classroom and we look forward to seeing him excel in the years to come!

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Krish
Oct 18

A Science Mind who is passionate about STEM

By Contributing STEM Authors | Ashburn Center , Ashburn Center Blog , Science Mind

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!

By Contributing STEM Authors | Ashburn Center , Ashburn Center Blog , Science Mind

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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Dedicated Science Mind who loves to advance
Oct 18

Dedicated Science Mind who loves to advance

By Contributing STEM Authors | Chantilly Center , Chantilly Center Blog , Science Mind

Rasa Bayat

Science Mind of the Month, April- Chantilly

Rasa has been attending classes at Science Cosmos for over a year and continues to enjoy the program! His passion for learning has allowed him to complete many of our advanced curriculums. Serving as a model for students at our center, Rasa is a joy to have in the classroom. We hope to continue having Rasa in our programs for years to come!

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