Annual Shoreline STEM Festival & Science Fair

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Project: The bionic arm
Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) were the focus of the day at Shoreline Community College on Saturday, May 5, at the annual Shoreline STEM Festival and Science Fair.

With hands-on activities led by scientists, engineers, and enthusiasts, fair attendees had a great time learning about local research and careers in STEM.

From solar telescopes to microscopes, they observed our world in new ways and explored bridge building, stream bed reconstruction and wetlands biology, scientific illustration, solar energy, water quality, dental health, brain chemistry and so much more!

Team Pronto robotics
The robotics expo was hosted by the non-profit Shoreline Robotics Society and FRC Team 3070, our own Shoreline high schools’ Team Pronto.

A number of teams from the region joined in the fun, showing off their robots and giving young attendees a glimpse of the programs offered in the Shoreline School District in Robotics.

The Shorecrest Technology Student Association was also on hand, sharing their award-winning projects and raising funds to take their team to Nationals in Atlanta.

Students shared their own research at the science fair, earning a free t-shirt featuring a winning design by Shorecrest student Torin Coffee.

Students who exhibited at the festival
were given a t-shirt
The following students won awards for their science fair projects:

Science Investigation

Kalen White and Carter Frisk - Highland Terrace
Alexa Graeff and Emily Shen - Meridian Park
Geneva Peterson- Highland Terrace
Koa Hensel - Syre
Alexandria Gilchrist - Syre
Aniah Haupt and Sadie LaComa - Ridgecrest
Vehd Reddy - The Evergreen School
Sarah Li - Meridian Park
Edward Hensel - Syre
Eli Barr - Ridgecrest

Exhibit: Color and Vision
Computer Science and Engineering

Greta Robinson - KapKa Cooperative School
Laith Rabaa - Brookside
Linnea Claar - Lake Forest Park
Daven White and Yoon Chung - Highland Terrace
Lauren Atherton - Briarcrest
Silas Coffee - Brookside
Brody Schmid and Elayna Rogers - Highland Terrace
Marlo Pugliese Ridgecrest

Highland Terrace Elementary and Meridian Elementary received the award of School of STEM Excellence for having the greatest number of student science fair projects.

Photos from the festival can be found here

School board members Dick Potter,
President David Wilson, Heather Fralick
Shoreline STEM, the all-volunteer, community-driven, non-profit organization that hosts the festival, would like to offer special thanks to the Shoreline School District, our many generous sponsors, student participants and their parents and teachers, STEM career exhibitors, and our amazing volunteers from Shorewood Science Olympiad, Team Pronto and Shoreline Robotics Society, and the community at large.

A complete list of sponsors and exhibitors can be found on our website.

A solar oven made of cardboard

Shoreline Community College helps us host the festival each year because they support a STEM pipeline that stretches from young students to professionals. The College is a leader in providing expansive opportunities in STEM education.

Stay informed about fun STEM opportunities year-round by liking their page on Facebook or following them on Twitter.

The 2019 festival is already underway. New 2018-2019 board members were elected at a June 5th meeting who began to discuss next year’s festival.

Several board positions will be open and community volunteers are needed! For more information, contact Shoreline STEM through the website or at

--Photos by Kristina Lau


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