Hey PALCS, did you know today is Pi Day? No, we are not talking about your mother’s famous cherry pie or the award-winning apple pie from the diner down the street. We are referring to pi, π, the sweetest irrational number out there. Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter or, as you may recognize it, 3.14 or 22/7.
This summer, during the last two weeks in June, PALCS held the 2017 STEM Camp at the Advanced Ideas Center (AIC) in West Chester, PA. There were two sessions of the program that each ran for one week from 8 am - 12 pm each day. Students in grades 6-8 were invited to participate in the camp, which took place from June 19th to June 30th.
We recently had the chance to catch up with PALCS alumnus, Vinh Le, and learn about what he has been up to since graduating from PALCS. As a member of the Class of 2015, Vinh had first enrolled at PALCS in 2005 as a 5th grader. He was a member of the National Honor Society, served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Student Government Observer, and was the chairman of the Student Legislative Initiative committee which drafted real legislation that was brought to the Pennsylvania Senate. Vinh has been playing the piano for the past 15 years; with a passion for music, he recently released his very first music video – a piano medley of the themes in the "Lord of the Rings" soundtrack.
The PALCS Robotics Team,The Eternity Coders, recently competed in the Diamond State Championships. Students from across the nearby states, comprised of 24 teams, came together to compete. The Eternity Coders won the first four out of five qualifying matches and ranked 3rd place overall at the end of the qualifying round. For their achievements, the team received medals and a trophy recognizing their status as finalists.