Congrats on Math Olympiad!

So proud of our Club Luminous students Alisha Thakur, Esha Karlekar, Yasaswi Veera, and Bhavya Jaiswal for performing amazingly well in the Math Olympiad Competition!

Approximately 120,000 students worldwide participated in this competition and these students received distinction for their high scores.

Alisha, Esha, and Yasaswi received the Silver Pin for being in the 90th to 97th percentiles and Bhavya received an embroidered path for being in the top 50% of all participants worldwide.

Keep up the good work and know that we’re all very proud!


Club Luminous Research Paper

  • You must pick a global topic that you don’t already know a lot about. I want everyone to study a different topic, so once you have an idea, comment below. Once it’s approved, I’ll add it to this google doc. Get your ideas in quick, because if your idea is already on the doc, you’ll have to choose another. If you want to change your topic later, email your chapter leader and we can sort it out.
  • You must describe the problem, current solutions that have been put into place, and then come up with your own solution to the problem. Your solution must be semi-realistic. For example, if you are describing a not-yet-invented type of technology as your solution, you must describe how it works and the basic science behind it.
  • Your paper should be at least two pages long, double spaced with 12 pt Times New Roman font. You’ll need a bibliography on a third page for all the sources you used.
  • Your paper must be well organized, with a clear intro, body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
  • Write your name and Chapter in the Header.
  • Create a 10 minute (must be 10 minutes!) presentation. This can include a powerpoint, media, posters, or a video (made by you!). Your presentation MUST include some form of audience participation.
  • The presentation will take place on August 1st**. Don’t wait until the last minute!

**This is subject to change as space for the presentation has not been booked yet.

Scratch Expo Logistics

We are meeting at the Ashburn Library (43316 Hay Road Ashburn, VA 20147) from 10 am to 12:30 pm. We are expected to set up and clean up after ourselves, so I ask that parents stay to help. Once students get to the library, we will begin with set up of desks, chairs, and poster boards to present programs. Around 10:30 the expo will begin. By noon we should wrap up and take the last 30 minutes to clean up and put everything away.

Hope to see you all there!

Scratch Program Expo

We will be holding a Scratch Program expo on April 25th.

Winners will be named and awarded in the following categories:

1) Most Well-Written Program

2) Funniest

3) Best Graphic Design

4) Overall Most Fun to Play

5) Cutest

6) Most Original

7) Most Useful

Congratulations to Oskar!

Club Luminous wants to congratulate Oskar for representing Moorefield Station Elementary School in the Virginia Geography Bee! Keep up the good work! We’re very proud to call you a part of our team.

Congratulations to the Club Luminous Math Team!

Extremely proud of the Club Luminous Math Team! We scored 10th place out of 44 teams in the Farmwell Math Tournament! Congratulations to ALL of our team members, each of whom received excellent on the individual events. Our entire team scored within the first 100 places. Special congrats to Yasaswi for coming in 17th out of 219 kids! I’m very proud of all of you and keep up the good work!

Good Luck to everyone!

Good luck to all the Club Luminous students participating in the math tournament tomorrow! I wish you the best of luck and know that you will do awesome. Remember, we trained hard for this! Make me proud.