Extracurricular activities are key to a well rounded STEM students. Below are some of the opportunities that Phoenix STEM academy students can participate in. Even though these extracurricular activities are not required they are encouraged for all STEM students.
Each year, an engineering challenge is presented in the form of a game. Students,
with guidance from their teachers and mentors, use the VEX Robotics Design
System to build innovative robots designed to score the most points possible in qualification matches, elimination matches and Skills Challenges. McMichael STEM students not only have the abililty to participate in the Robotics I and II Honors courses, but also they can go on to compete against other schools in the VEX Robotics competition. In addition to having a great time and building amazing robots, students learn to work within a team environment.
Phoenix STEM Students after
winning the NC State VEX
Phoenix STEM Students meeting
a friendly robot spectator at the VEX
Robotics World Championship
Technology Student Association
The Technology Student Association is a national organization that promotes personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. Members of TSA apply and integrate science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through competitive projects and events. The McMichael chapter
of TSA is open to any STEM student who wants to attend and compete in a variety
of STEM related events. Regional competition is held at Appalachian State University. The NC State competition is held at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.
For more information visit TSA's official webpage:
Phoenix STEM students at the TSA regional conference
at Appalachian State University. These students are competing
in "Technology Problem Solving".