Students, mentors gain opportunities in virtual summer STEM programs during COVID-19 pandemic

Aditya Ariyur speaks to fellow STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program students over Zoom.

Sowmya Chundi

July 16, 2020

Nationwide, thousands of high school students work on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) research projects that challenge students to come up with innovative solutions. Many of these students work in research labs at local universities that have professors and college students who mentor...

New STEM club forms to provide educational opportunities to students

New STEM club forms to provide educational opportunities to students

Viyang Hao

December 12, 2019

What is STEM Club? STEM club is basically a club that is focused on bringing educational outlets and opportunities to students that might not necessarily have access to these programs otherwise. What are some goals for the club this year? One big goal is just to being able to provide connectio...

TechHOUNDS introduces CodeFest, hopes to spread coding to community

Derek Fronek, TechHOUNDS Robot Operations Lead and senior, works on intake system for 2018 robot ‘Quickdraw.’ TechHOUNDS has many aspects to the development of its robots, including programming.

Adam Spensley

November 16, 2018

The CHS TechHOUNDS will coordinate their new event CodeFest at the Carmel Clay Public Library on Nov. 24. The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. CodeFest will include many different stations involving coding and computer programming geared toward specific age groups and audiences. Michael Cherry, y...

Counseling center prepares for STEM Majors and Careers Fair on Nov. 29

Viyang Hao

November 14, 2018

Senior Adi Majumdar and the counseling center are preparing for the STEM Majors and Careers Fair on Nov. 29. This event will be in the freshman cafeteria. At the fair, Majumdar will share his experience through the program, Young Innovators Quest (YIQ), which helped Majumdar find a better path in STEM Care...

TechHOUNDS works through preseason by training robot drivers in invitationals

Zachary Bonewit, head coach of TechHOUNDS and engineering teacher, explains procedures and plans for the last offseason invitational, the Boiler Bot Battle, which was hosted at Purdue University.

James Yin

October 29, 2018

TechHOUNDS will have continue to have meetings each Thursday from 3:15 to 5 after school in the main cafeteria. According to Ryan Forrest, electrical and programming division co-lead and senior, TechHOUNDS has participated in several offseason competitions, including  Indy CAGE Match at Southport High Sc...

Short on STEM: CHS STEM teachers share thoughts on teaching qualifications as new Senate bill addressing teacher shortage is proposed

Short on STEM: CHS STEM teachers share thoughts on teaching qualifications  as new Senate bill addressing teacher shortage is proposed

Michelle Yin

April 20, 2018

Last month, Indiana Republican Senators Andy Zay, Dennis Kruse, and Jeff Raatz authored a bill to address the lack of qualified teachers in Indiana. Senate Bill 387 would create a career specialist permit, which allows individuals who have professional experience but have not obtained a teaching license...

Shubhi Sinha, 11

Shubhi Sinha, 11

Raiha Zainab, Student Section Editor

September 21, 2017

“I sometimes feel inferior because I’m in a lot of STEM fields and I’ll look around me and I’ll see a room full of guys. I’ll see that I’m the only girl in this project, and even though we live in 2017 and we’ve made a lot of changes to the movement of giving women equal rights, in smaller...

Slipping out of Science: While there is large interest in STEM fields at CHS, it is paralleled with large dropout rate during college.

Senior Darren Chang checks a Robot Arm during a Science Olympiad meeting. The Robot Arm is one of the build events in competitions.

Bethlehem Daniel and Manahil Nadeem

March 17, 2017

Meet senior Darren Chang. For the past three summers, Chang has worked eight to 10 hours a day for five days a week to complete his research project on transcription modulation at the Indiana University School of Medicine. “My research, at its most basic level, is about developing a method for modu...

Students, teachers have high hopes for U.S. scientific progress, STEM education

Senior Abhinav Ramkumar explores neuron transmission in ATP on his computer for a more computational approach. He said the public considers ethics more than scientists in experiments.

Allen Zheng, Feature Reporter

September 16, 2016

According to a Pew Research study conducted in 2015, the public and scientists often see subjects that highlight U.S. scientific achievements and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education in many ways. Student researcher and senior Abhinav Ramkumar said U.S. STEM achievement is abo...

Finding the Perfect Balance

Finding the Perfect Balance


April 20, 2016

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, one of the few months that gives music, or any art form for that matter, publicity. So, choosing to be a professional musician—a field that is not known for its job demand, much less its chances for success—can be daunting. However, Xavier Searle, Jazz I trum...