Mr. Robert Stallings Jr. has been a Supernova Mentor in Goose Creek District for a few years now. As a Supernova Mentor, he guides cub scouts thru their pursuit of STEM activities, learning, science projects, research and field trips to broaden their horizons of STEM disciplines. While mentoring 5 Webelos/AOLs for the Dr. Charles H. Townes Supernova and 2 Wolves/Bears for the Dr. Luis W. Alvarez Supernova Award, Mr. Stallings had his hands full with 70 individual requirements to keep track of.
Yet, Mr. Stallings didn’t stop there. He went on to help each of these Cub Scouts develop digital portfolios of their STEM explorations! The NCAC STEM Committee is beyond impressed. Take a look at a snapshot of the portfolios below…
Starting with the Dr. Charles H Townes Supernova recipients: Olivia, David, Whit, Neil and Abhyunday
For Requirement 1: Olivia visited a geological site, created a simple circuit, and did several mathematics activities!
For Requirement 2: Neil earned the Build It adventure at Michael’s Woodshop at Camp Snyder.
For Requirement 4: Abhyuday learned about five famous scientists, technology innovators, engineers or mathematicians.
For Requirement 7: Whit visited scientists at the Washington University in St. Louis and interviewed researchers looking for a cure for tuberculosis!
For Requirement 8: David investigated a question about what materials are soundproof, and made a box!
So did Olivia!
And Abhyuday! They measured the decibel level to test their soundproof boxes.
The Dr. Luis Alvarez Supernova recipients: Seaton and Noah also explored some fantastic experiments in pursuit of their awards.
For requirement 7: Seaton visited with a scientist, and got to try his hand at labwork!
For requirement 8: Seaton learned about the scientific method with his mentor.
For requirement 9: Noah participated in a pack STEM event – airplanes and lego races.
Congratulations to all 7 Supernova recipients, and thank you to Mr. Stallings for being an incredible Supernova Mentor!
Last year, Mr. Stallings created the first set of digital folios for his Cubs out of necessity – as the Cubs were on the brink of finishing their Supernovas when Covid hit, so they had to complete and submit their work digitally.
If you want to see the full story of when Mr. Stallings first started creating digital folios, please check out this link! https://weownadventure.com/four-pack-1500-cub-scouts-earn-the-dr-luis-w-alvarez-supernova-award-electronically/
This year, Mr. Stallings took it to a new level. Thank you for your service, Mr. Stallings!