The Cane Institute STEM Club Updates

Thursday, Sep 30, 2021


Exploravison Research Club

This TCI club is a virtual group research opportunity for students in grade 2-6. Students work online in teams of 2-4 to research a solution to a real world problem. Each team will enter their project in the national Exploravision Contest for a chance to win $10,000. Last year two of our students won 2nd place in the 4-6th grade division. Each girl on the winning team got a chromebook, a $5,000 savings bond, and a virtual award ceremony with Bill Nye! 

Informational parent meetings will be held with Mrs. O’Sullivan on:

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 @ 7:00pm

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 @ 8:30am

Visit to sign up for more information.


Elementary SECME Club

Our Elementary TCI SECME Club is starting again under the guidance of Ms. Kelli Wilder and Ms. Danielle Kline. This club is open to 4th and 5th grade students who are interested in engineering. Teams will work together to build balsa bridges, water rockets, electric generators, and mousetrap cars. Fourth and fifth graders will be recommended by their teachers.  

Club start date: October 7, 2021 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Meeting Thursdays until early March

Regional competition on March 5th, 2022


Elementary Science Olympiad Club - Coming Soon!




The Cane Institute Science Fair

The Cane Institute is so excited to have 34 high school and 27 middle school students participating in our Science Fair program.Our students will be submitting their amazing research towards the end of October to be able to participate in the Palm Beach Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Our students projects this year cover a wide array of subjects and we are excited our school will be participating in all categories both in Middle School and High School. The Cane Institute looks forward to school wide support as these future scientists endeavor into their research this year.   

Girl Scout Bronze Award Project

Using skills learned in their STEAM classes, a talented group of TCI 6th graders created a Google Slides “app” to educate South Florida residents about plastic pollution. Their project is called “ There’s an App for That: Spreading Awareness about Plastic Pollution .” The following is a request from the scouts about how you can help them spread awareness.

We are Junior Girl Scouts from Troop 20816. For about a year, we have been working on a project on plastic pollution in our oceans. We are hoping to spread the word about plastic pollution with our app, but need places to spread the word out. We are requesting your help by having you distribute or hang flyers with our QR codes up on your business or on your condo. Every time someone scans our QR codes, they will be opening their eyes to this awesome way of saving the planet. This will help to spread awareness to others, and help make a difference in this ongoing threat. The flyer is available at .

Thank you for your time,

June G., Skylar T., Mritsa V., Caitlin O., Eva G., and Gabriela V.

ADHUS Girl Scout Troop 20816


More TCI STEM Clubs Launching off the New Academic Year

Middle and High School Cane Institute STEM clubs are having their first meetings this week. Students are excited to get to work and there are already numerous ideas and designs are already being shared. Both Middle School and High School Clubs are still accepting members, Middle schoolers can join the club Google Classroom Pages while High Schoolers can reach out to Mr. Nance or Mr. Phipps for links to the club message boards. Clubs are meeting Virtually initially but we are looking forward to getting to work in the labs soon. The Robotics club is open to both Middle and High School Students this year and will be focusing on designing a prototype for entry to the University Rover Challenge, hosted by the Mars Society. 

  • Middle School SECME Engineering Club Meets Virtually on Tuesdays, 5:15 - 5:45 pm (we ran a little long on our first meeting)
    • Middle School SECME Google Classroom Code is: i53ndf4
  • Robotics Club (University Rover Challenge) (Open to Middle and High School) Meeting Virtually on Thursdays, 2:45 - 3:30 pm
  • High School SECME Engineering Club Meets Virtually on Thursdays, 3:30 to 4:00 pm
  • Advanced Experimental Vehicles (Solar Car) Club Meets Virtually on Thursdays from 7:00pm to 7:30pm.  Anyone interested in joining please email Mr. Phipps
  • TCI is Looking Ahead to a DEEP Dive in Underwater Robotics
    • SeaPerch Underwater Robotics for Middle Schoolers will be announcing their new challenge on October 8th!!! MATE Underwater Robotics for High Schoolers should be releasing their annual challenge soon.  These clubs will officially begin meeting in the winter but interested students should email Mr. Nance for important information as it is released.