Woodland eCybermission 2017-2018 State Winners

Woodland eCybermission 2017-18 State Winners
Posted on 04/30/2018
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The 6th grade team comprised of Alissa Khayo, Emily Petertonjes, Delainey Turner and Madeline Behrmann won first in the state in the eCybermission STEM competition.  For their project, they developed a website trying to teach kids how to be safe around fires, the water/pool, and in public. The team stated that this problem was important to them because they wanted to prevent kids from getting hurt in the community.  The girls each won a $1000 U.S. Savings Bond.

The 6th grade team encompassed of Meliah Stoker, Rachel Clark and Aya Mohammoud won 2nd place in the state.  Their project was to create a hallway monitor robot that schools could use to communicate to the students in the hallway.  They each won a $500 U.S. Savings Bond.

Honorable Mention was also given to the 6th grade team comprised of Braxton Bullock, Madeline Osborne, Sara Sparling, and Zoe Gilbert.  They created Swing Safe, a device to prevent kids falling off swings. 

Student Sara Sparling shared, “I learned a few major things from doing eCybermission.  One of them was how to use the Engineering Design Method in a way so that our designs were successful.  I also learned how to work successfully with a group and get every requirement done in a certain time span.”

eCYBERMISSION is a web-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) competition free to students in grades six through nine that promotes self-discovery and enables all students to recognize the real-life applications of STEM. Teams of three or four students are instructed to ask questions (for science) or define problems (for engineering), and then construct explanations (for science) or design solutions (for engineering) based on identified problems in their community. Students compete for State, Regional, and National Awards. The U.S. Army is committed to answering the Nation’s need for increased national STEM literacy and to expanding STEM education opportunities across the country to open doors to new career paths for American students that lead to a brighter tomorrow.