Deerfield High School News & Notes
Updated: December 28, 2012 10:17AM
Mathletes Take First
Deerfield High School’s Mathletes took first place at their last meet at Prospect High School. The team competed against Prospect, Palatine, Schaumburg, and Rolling Meadows high schools.
The district sent out a special congratulations to the sophomore team of Brent Drazner, Michael Miller, Jun Hwan Park, Steven Schlax, Aaron Spak; and the senior team of Scott Boorstein, Ted Culbertson, Daniel Perlovsky, Daniel Polotsky and Kevin Wilson. Both teams earned first place.
The DHS junior team of Jonathon Arbaugh, Ethan Dlugie, Elliot Manassa, Michael Miller and Aaron Spak earned second place. Senior Andy Gordon earned first place in his oralist competition.
Women in Engineering Day
Do you know how to build a catapult? How about filter water? Those were two activities at Deerfield High School’s Women in Engineering Day.
DHS recently hosted the program to try and get more female students interested in science.
“We don’t have as many women students signing up for our AP Chemistry and AP Physics classes,” said Judi Luepke, Science Department chair. “So we kind of connected that to the idea of engineering. I want them to get a perspective on what engineering is about. It can be fun, it’s collaborative, and you are problem solving.”
Luepke reached out to the Society of Women Engineers at Northwestern for help. They sent three college students to DHS to run the program. Besides talking about their personal experiences with engineering, they were in charge of running different exercises.
“In one group students built water filters, in another group they made catapults, and the third group tested the strength of towers they built against the wind from a fan,” Luepke explained.
Head to the DHS website to watch the video ab out WE Day and hear what students had to say about it.