Whiz Kids from PA, MV, LA Win at '2014 Tech Challenge'

The annual challenge in San Jose combines engineering, math and science.

Credit: Tech Museum of Innovation.
Credit: Tech Museum of Innovation.
Schoolkids from Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos Hills and Los Altos walked away as winners at the 2014 Tech Challenge, an annual team design, science and engineering challenge for students in grades 5-12, that ended Sunday.

Designed to inspire the next generation of Silicon Valley innovators, the 27th Annual Tech Challenge, presented by Cisco at the The Tech Museum of Innovation, provides months of team learning in science, engineering, and math and culminated on April 12-13, with an awards ceremony, recognizing everything from Best Costume to Sportsmanship.

The Tech Challenge is open to students in grades 5-12, who compete on teams of two to six people at three levels: Elementary: 5-6; Middle School: 7-8; High School: 9-12.

Our local winners:

5 & 6 grade division

Judges Choice #SelfieTeam # 75 Bullis Charter School of Los Altos.

Best Sportsmanship The Wheel DealTeam # 358 Gardner Bullis Elementary School of Los Altos Hills.

Best Costume Bring in the Wind Team # 80 Bullis Charter School.

Best Device Performance 3rd Place Springer Breeze Team # 157 Springer Elementary School of Mountain View.

Best Engineering Design Process 3rd Place Fantastic VTeam # 162 Gardner Bullis School.

7 & 8 Grade Division

Judges Choice Xtreme Creators Team # 253 Egan Junior High School of Los Altos.

Best Engineering Design Process 3rd Place FAPucchinoTeam # 70 Blach Jr. High of Los Altos.

High School Division

Best Team Safety Whoops!Team # 495 Gunn High School of Palo Alto.

Next year’s The Tech Challenge 2015 – Seismic Engineering in Action! – was unveiled in which students will undertake the task of carefully building a structure to withstand an earthquake.

For the complete list of winners, click here.
Kerry Lindell April 16, 2014 at 01:35 PM
I am so proud of my son's team #Selfie for winning Judge's choice award for Best Interview!!!
Kit Gordon April 17, 2014 at 10:27 AM


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