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La Serna High School

Lancers Showcase STEM Skills at Science Cup

About 20 of La Serna’s brightest science students put their knowledge to the test on March 1, when they constructed Rube Goldberg machines, built lamp-powered water heaters, designed and built skeeball catapults and competed in a science quiz bowl during the second annual WUHSD Science Cup.

Approximately 20 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students from each comprehensive high school competed at the Sierra Education Center gym.

Although the Lancers did not take home the prized Science Cup, La Serna took second place overall.

The school took first place in the catapult skeeball, water heater and quiz bowl challenges and second place in the Rube Goldberg challenge.

Each school created or expanded its science club and spent time practicing for each activity, sometimes meeting on weekends, creating leagues or developing makerspaces.

During the event, all teams were given the same time limit and supplies to build their projects and were guided by science club advisers, including La Serna teacher Todd Boschman.