Originating from our very own Seisen Big Science Day, Firebird established itself as the international experimental-science competitive team formed to enter international science competitions and to enhance science at Seisen. The main goal of the Firebird Science Team is to give the opportunity to passionate and motivated students to pursue science to a higher level in a local and international environment.
In different teams, the students initiated their own projects in STEM fields, entering the CONRAD Innovation Challenge, Google Science Fair or the forthcoming Japan Science and Engineering Challenge (JESC). There were also other projects as the Weather Station Program - implementing and maintaining a local meteorological station on our campus, now starting to forecast weather right from the Seisen Campus.
Firebird Sora wins the Powerpitch Award.
Video of the Firebird Sora "Hydroshield" presentation.
A successful first day at Kennedy Space Centre
Firebird Mei video from Day One
Follow each day for updates on the 2017 Conrad Innovation Challenge.
Here are the Firebirds for 2017-2018 school year:
Grade 9: Sofyani Tatipamula, Mone Ishimaru
Grade 10: Amana Fujikawa, Fiona Pool, Erika Robottom, Jane Cho, Young Jee Son, Lily Yanagisawa
Grade 11: Nene Hamada, Yoon Ju Kim, Karyn Nakamura Sanidhya Jagdish
2017 - 2018 PROJECTS
Conrad Innovation Challenge
An annual, multi-phase innovation and entrepreneurial competition that brings together a dynamic community of innovators and entrepreneurs driving a collaborative movement to develop extraordinary and viable solutions to benefit our world in one of four areas: aerospace & aviation, cyber technology & security, energy & environment, and health & nutrition.
Both teams, Firebird UMI - Nene Hamada (10), Fiona Pool (9), Jane Cho (10), Lily Yanagisawa (10) - Energy & Environment and Firebird SORA -Yoon Ju Kim (10), Amana Fujilawa (9), Erika Robottom (10) andSanidhya Jagdish(11) Aerospace & Aviation qualified for the semifinals of the Conrad Innovation Challenge.
Japan Science and Engineering Challenge (JESC)
This year Firebird has entered a team for the Japan Science and Engineering Challenge (JESC). The members are: Young Jee Son (10), Sofyani Tatipamula (9), Mone Ishimaru (9) and the project is based on a vanguard academic research – the water filtration and purification by oysters.
Weather Station Project
The Weather Station Project - sponsored by SPA having the goal to run a local weather station inside our campus.
Phase 1 – Acquisition, mounting, training and implementation of a Local Weather Station on Seisen Campus and starting sending data over Internet is now over.
You can get the Firebird Weather daily on Seisen website!
Phase 2 – 2017 - 2018 School Year
The Firebird team is working on a solution to display weather forecast daily.