Technoramics competes at the world championship

Students Rock STEM-Related Activities Across Divisions

Co-Ed Technoramics Robotics Team Competes at World Championships

The MICDS Co-ed Technoramic Robotics team recently competed in the FIRST World Championships from April 18th-21 in Houston, Texas. They placed 58th and gained tremendous experience along the way.

“The team took advantage of this situation, took great notes, explored the pits and asked the more experienced teams for advice. We are hoping to utilize this valuable information in our seasons to come. Examples of knowledge gained include the engineering notebook, design process, CAD and other areas such as keeping new members involved in the program,” said Head Coach Travis Menghini.

Science Olympiad Team Competes at State

On Saturday, April 28, the MICDS Upper School Science Olympiad team competed at the state competition at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, against 31 teams. MICDS ranked 10th overall, with three teams placing in the top five. Science Olympiad is a national science competition with events in various scientific disciplines including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics and engineering.

Below is the list of students who participated:

Blake Abel*
Nishal Ada
Lucy Cadanau*
Nishanth Boppana
Kylie Chen
Joe Coolidge*
Mahi Gangavarapu
Shibashis Mandal*
Alex Migala
Srujay Pandiri
Akshay Patwardhan
Jacob Peistrup*
Simrin Phatak
Fiona Richards
Angela Shiang
Rohit Siddabattula
Jon Zhang

*Individual teams who placed in the top 5:

Joe Coolidge and Jacob Peistrup (5th place for Rocks and Minerals)
Lucy Cadanau and Shibashis Mandal (1st place for Write It Do It)
Blake Abel and Lucy Cadanau (3rd place for Hovercraft)

MICDS Middle Schoolers Represent at Science Fair

The Middle School made a strong showing at the St. Louis Science Fair at the end of April. Fifth grader Nina Bhayani ’25 received a blue ribbon with special recognition and prizes from Monsanto and The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for her Spectacular Sound Waves experiment. Sixth graders Ryan Smith ’24 and Carter White ’24 also received a blue ribbon and a special award from The Broadcom Masters Foundation for their Lights, Camera, Action! photography project.

Red ribbons were awarded to two 7th grade teams: to Maya Dickinson ’23 and Belle Wood ’23 for their project, The Pain of Cleaning Stains, and to Kareena Kanumury ’23 and Nikitha Ada ’23 for The Whole Tooth Behind Tooth Decay.

Green ribbons were awarded to few others: to fifth grader Andrew Haas ’25 for his Supercooling Water project, sixth graders Bing Su ’24 and Haider Malik ’24 for their Biomass Fuels project, and 7th grader Kyle Sha ’23 for his Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Energy Sources project.