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 divisionJudges 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 DivisionBest 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.