This Tuesday, high school students from Robinson and Marshall Academy attended a field trip to the FBI’s Washington Field Office to see how the FBI uses science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to solve crimes and keep our country safe. Kids toured the Mobile Command Bus (MCB), where FBI executives control agents across the country in a mobile vehicle. These MCB’s exist across the country in Chicago, Los Angelos, Seattle, and New York City. Next, the students were sh
WHS hosts numerous field trips to Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) field trips throughout the Washington, DC area and soon across the county! Over 300 students will join us this year to see "STEM in action" at public service careers like the U.S. Coast Guard, Immigration and Cusoms Enforcement, Fairfax International Search & Rescue, FBI and others. At the end of the field trip WHS provides the kids with a pizza lunch before sending them back to their school. This
Our STEM team is excited to join the U.S. Navy League at their STEM Expo taking place with their Sea Air Space Global Maritime exposition at the Gaylord International May 15 from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Potomac CD/1-6 #NavalSTEMExpo Registration for the EXPO is FREE and we encourage you to come by and learn more about WHS STEM. We're looking for field trips, Youth STEM ambassadors, and other volunteers. Registration is available here - we hope to see you there!
WHS is extremely excited to add the Fairfax County Police Helicopter Division to our list of field trips! The Fairfax County Police Helicopter Division provides tactical police aviation support, aeromedical evacuation, search and rescue, and other specialized air support as needed within Fairfax County and the National Capital Region to enhance public safety and welfare. WHS tours will explore the technology and engineering used for the helicopters, allow students to see and
As people familiar with the WHS STEM initiative are aware, a fun treat that caps off our field trips is a pizza lunch for the kids. With over 400 kids joining us on April 26th, and numerous others throughout the May, the bill gets quite large! To help with these costs, WHS has developed a "Go Fund Me" campaign and reached out to our broader community for some help. We want to send out a heartfelt thanks to everyone who has donated $25-$500 for the treat! We could not do it
As you all know, WHS' "tag line" is "The Coolest STEM Out There!" And who better to represent and be spokesperson for our cause than Pauley Perrette -- Abby on NCIS! Not only is she the coolest, she is wicked smart and helps the important mission of NCIS every day. We've invited her -- through twitter -- to join us and have an open letter inviting her to join us to help forward our mission of introducing students to the exciting and meaningful homeland and national security