|Top Scientist To Visit Calvert Hall as part of USA Science & Engineering Festival|
A variety of scientists will be visiting Baltimore schools as guest lecturers, providing insights about their careers and work as part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival’s Nifty Fifty Program (presented by InfoComm International) which sends more than 150 top scientists and engineers into area schools in advance of the Festival to ignite students’ passion for science and engineering. The Festival, hosted by Lockheed Martin and taking place April 26-27 in Washington, DC, is a free expo that allows kids and adults to participate in over 3,000 hands-on activities and see live performances by science celebrities and experts. New this year, the Festival will open on April 24 with X-STEM: Extreme STEM Symposium—presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune—a “Ted-style” event featuring interactive presentations and workshops by STEM visionaries.
Visits to Baltimore include:
February 27 @ 8:30am
Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, PhD, physicist and author of the book The Physics of NASCAR, will discuss the science of speed and why driving fast is harder than you think.
Location: Calvert Hall College High School, 8102 Lasalle Road
|Calvert Hall Robotics to host first Cardinal Classic VRC Tournament|
Forty-four teams, including 8 from Calvert Hall, have registered to participate in the first ever Cardinal Classic Vex Robotics Competition at Calvert Hall on Saturday, February 15, 2014. The tournament features Middle School and High School teams and will qualify teams for the Maryland State Championship and the U.S. Open. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Head-to-head matches run from 9am-2pm followed by elimination rounds to crown a 3-team tournament champion in the afternoon.
Calvert Hall’s Robotics Program, which is moderated by Mrs. Renie Brown, a member of the school’s Math Department, has already qualified 6 teams for the Maryland State High School Championship in Westminster , MD on March 8th. Calvert Hall also has at least one team, which is currently in 3rd place in the World Programming Skills rankings, qualified for the 2014 VEX Robotics World Championship High School Division in Anaheim, CA April 23-26, 2014. The top 30 teams in the world get an automatic bid to Anaheim and Calvert Hall currently has several teams ranked close to the top 30 in Robot Skills who are also hoping to qualify.
|Passaro '71 selected as Calvert Hall's Distinguished Lasallian Educator|
Congratulations to Mr. Frank Passaro '71, Social Studies Department Chairman, who was selected as Calvert Hall's Distinguished Lasallian Educator for 2013-14. In addition to his classroom and department responsibilities, Frank moderates Mock Trial, a program he established at The Hall; is an Advanced Placement reader for World History; coordinates an international travel program; leads prayer activities and is a constant presence at school retreats. He will represent Calvert Hall at The Huether Conference in New Orleans, LA November 21-23, 2013. This year’s theme is “Meaningful Instruction: Living Lasallian Pedagogy.”
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