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May 04

Ashburn Center STEM Staff

By admin | Ashburn Center

Mr. Andrew Chuba

Andrew is a Software Engineer at Capital One and holds a degree in Computer Science from Virginia Tech College of Engineering. He is passionate about programming language cultures and is a keen problem-solver. He is an adventurous individual who has a passion for music, technology, travel and food. He likes to play Overwatch, produce Music, meet and great people, cook, travel, and generally tries new and exciting stuff. He is also passionate about learning new things as much as teaching others what he knows.

Mr. Joshua Yalowitz

If it blinks lights, turns gears or reacts to sensors, Mr. Josh has worked with it. Josh has a deep interest in electrical engineering and computing and has worked with micro-controllers like the Arduino for more than a decade. He has experience in rapid prototyping, CAD design, 3D printing, electric circuit design, wood working, metal working and fabrication, to name a few. He mentored high school students at Marshall High School in Falls Church to help them rebuild their robotics program and took them to the semi-finals this year. He firmly believes that incorporating science and technology into the lives of children at a young age onwards will advance their critical thinking and logical thinking abilities and these skills will advance them significantly in life. Mr. Josh is on his way to becoming a licensed Technology teacher for the county. Mr. Josh will be helping Ms. Soumya in all the STEAM and Lego/Robotics courses at Science Cosmos.

Mrs. Soumya Sriram

With a ton of experience working in Montessori school system, Soumya brings creative ideas to convey fundamental concepts to the children. She is most passionate about the "spark" that she sees in the child when they get those concepts in Physics. She loves incorporating, physics, engineering and general science concepts including life sciences into her classroom.

Mr. Deval Parikh

He is a passionate young computer scientist who lives and breathes technology.  Deval is pursing his Computer Science degree at the George Mason University.  He is super passionate about computer programming, mobile development, projects in virtual and augmented reality.  In his previous jobs, Mr. D taught younger children math, physics and helped them prepare for their SAT/ACT exams.  He loves to spread his passion for science and technology to the younger generations.  He will be starting on the 27th of April and he will be heading our Coding/Game Design segment while helping out with all the other fun courses at Science Cosmos.



Science Cosmos Parent - Debbie

Science Cosmos Parent - Mr. Bharadwaj

Science Cosmos Parent - Suzanne

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Feb 10

LePort School Aldie Science Cosmos Classes

By Contributing STEM Authors | Ashburn Center

LePort School - Aldie, Science Cosmos Classes

This school is served by the Ashburn/Lodoun Branch

Email: Ashburn@sciencecosmos.com

The Science Cosmos Ashburn/Loudoun branch offers STEAM enrichment programs in Loudoun County. Our office is in Ashburn but we offer our classes in schools and community centers all across Loudoun county.  Our STEAM Educators love to teach.

LePort School: 24328 Marrwood Dr, Aldie, VA  20105

We are thrilled to be able to bring our program to Leport School, Aldie. Please enroll below. 
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Enroll now into Science Cosmos Classes at LePort School Aldie

Class Hours at LePort School Aldie

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

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Friday

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3:15-4:15 PM

Class Descriptions

LEGO STEM SMART

Kids Programming Classes

In this Hands-on program from Science Cosmos, Kindergarten and Pre K Students learn age appropriate concepts of force, speed, predicting and measuring, They do this by building models with LEGO Duplo bricks. Fun models like a pinwheel, Car, Goal Kicker, etc. Working in pairs, together they learn measurement of distance, time, weight; counting, calculating, and problem-solving. They even learn to observe and analyze and enter their testing data on worksheets. This is a popular class where students actively build, explore and learn while having Fun! (Ages 4-5)

Lego Robotics. Programming and Building with WeDo.

In this Hands-on program from Science Cosmos,  Students learn concepts related to robotics and programming. Working as budding robotic engineers students use the WeDo Lego Robotics platform and build lego models bases on many themes that they can relate to, such as dancing birds, flying, soccer. Students work in Pairs and build Lego Robot models featuring working motors and sensors and they program their models using a graphic drag and drop software interface. Subsequently they modify the model’s behavior by changing the construction of the model or the software program. This is a popular class that is enjoyable for a budding robot engineer.   (Ages 6 and 8)

Amazing Lego Robo Robots Invade Earth And Space Camp Science Cosmos

Lego Robotics. Programming and Building with EV3 / NXT

Super Fast Space Robots

In this Hands-on program from Science Cosmos, 1st Grade Students learn concepts related to robotics and programming. Working as budding robotic engineers students use the WeDo Lego Robotics platform and build lego models bases on many themes .  Welcome to the wonderful world of moving and programmable robots! This Lego Robotics class enables students to work as robotic engineers while learning concepts in STEM. Students work in Pairs while they program and test robots built using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3/NXT platform. They learn how robots work by combining software, Sensors and Motors on a programmable robot.  Students learn how to use the Sound Sensor, Light Sensor, and Ultrasonic Sensors. Why robotics? Because it's exciting for students and a great way to learn S.T.E.M concepts. They learn while at the same time having Fun!.   (Ages 9 -12) 

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Sep 30

Leesburg Open Arms Science Cosmos Classes

By admin | Ashburn Center , Loudoun

Leesburg Open Arms Christian Child Development Center.
Science Cosmos Classes

This school is served by the Ashburn Branch

Email: Ashburn@sciencecosmos.com

The Science Cosmos Ashburn branch offers STEAM enrichment programs covering Loudoun County. Our STEAM Educators love to teach.

Leesburg Open Arms:

​818 S King St, Leesburg, VA 20175

We are thrilled to be able to bring our program to Leesburg Open Arms Christian Child Development Center . Please enroll below. 

Enroll Below, into Science Cosmos Classes at Leesburg Open Arms Christian Child Development Center

Hours at Leesburg Open Arms

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

None

TBA

2:30-4:30 PM

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None

Class Descriptions

Lego Intermediate STEM  

Electrons

In this Hands-on program from Science Cosmos, 3rd to 5th Grade Students learn age appropriate concepts of force, speed, predicting and measuring, They do this by building models with LEGO  bricks. These are Fun to build, and challenging; but at the same time they learn STEM concepts.  Students work in pairs, and together they learn measurement of distance, time, weight; counting, calculating, and problem-solving. They even learn to observe and analyze and enter their testing data on worksheets or a computerized learning system. This is a popular class where students actively build and learn while having Fun!  

Lego WeDo STEM   

In this Hands-on program from Science Cosmos, K to 2nd grade Students learn concepts related to robotics and programming. Working as budding robotic engineers, students use the WeDo Lego Robotics platform and build lego models based on many themes that they can relate to. Projects include: dancing birds, airplanes, and soccer goal keepers. Students work in Pairs and build Lego robot models. Models feature working motors and sensors and can be programmed using a graphic drag and drop software interface. Subsequent modification the model’s behavior can be achieved by changing the construction of the model or the software program. This is a popular class that is enjoyable for budding robot engineers.  

In this Hands-on program from Science Cosmos, K to 2nd grade Students learn concepts related to robotics and programming. Working as budding robotic engineers, students use the WeDo Lego Robotics platform and build lego models based on many themes that they can relate to. Projects include: dancing birds, airplanes, and soccer goal keepers. Students work in Pairs and build Lego robot models. Models feature working motors and sensors and can be programmed using a graphic drag and drop software interface. Subsequent modification the model’s behavior can be achieved by changing the construction of the model or the software program. This is a popular class that is enjoyable for budding robot engineers.  
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Aug 29

Belmont Station Elementary School Science Cosmos Classes

By admin | Ashburn Center , Loudoun

Belmont Station  Elementary School. Science Cosmos Classes

This school is served by the Ashburn Branch

Email: Ashburn@sciencecosmos.com

The Science Cosmos Ashburn branch offers STEAM enrichment programs covering Loudoun County. Our STEAM Educators love to teach.

Belmont Station Elementary: 20235 Nightwatch St, Ashburn, VA 20147  

We are thrilled to be able to bring our program to Belmont Station Elementary School . Please enroll below. 

Enroll now into Science Cosmos Classes at Belmont Station Elementary School

Hours at Belmont Station Elementary School

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

None

TBA

TBA

None

CLASS: 2.45-3.45

Class Descriptions

Lego Intermediate STEM  

Electrons

In this Hands-on program from Science Cosmos, 3rd to 5th Grade Students learn age appropriate concepts of force, speed, predicting and measuring, They do this by building models with LEGO  bricks. These are Fun to build, and challenging; but at the same time they learn STEM concepts.  Students work in pairs, and together they learn measurement of distance, time, weight; counting, calculating, and problem-solving. They even learn to observe and analyze and enter their testing data on worksheets or a computerized learning system. This is a popular class where students actively build and learn while having Fun!  

Lego WeDo STEM   

In this Hands-on program from Science Cosmos, K to 2nd grade Students learn concepts related to robotics and programming. Working as budding robotic engineers, students use the WeDo Lego Robotics platform and build lego models based on many themes that they can relate to. Projects include: dancing birds, airplanes, and soccer goal keepers. Students work in Pairs and build Lego robot models. Models feature working motors and sensors and can be programmed using a graphic drag and drop software interface. Subsequent modification the model’s behavior can be achieved by changing the construction of the model or the software program. This is a popular class that is enjoyable for budding robot engineers.  

In this Hands-on program from Science Cosmos, K to 2nd grade Students learn concepts related to robotics and programming. Working as budding robotic engineers, students use the WeDo Lego Robotics platform and build lego models based on many themes that they can relate to. Projects include: dancing birds, airplanes, and soccer goal keepers. Students work in Pairs and build Lego robot models. Models feature working motors and sensors and can be programmed using a graphic drag and drop software interface. Subsequent modification the model’s behavior can be achieved by changing the construction of the model or the software program. This is a popular class that is enjoyable for budding robot engineers.  
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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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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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