2016-2017



2015-2016



National Winners (2016-2017)

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6th Grade First-Place National Winner (2016-2017)


North Central Region: GreenHouse Gals
Kennedy Junior High School, Lisle, Illinois

Synopsis: Worked to improve the local composting processes of their local community. They discovered that composting improved several local environmental problems by keeping waste out of local landfills and nourishing the soil. They shared their findings in a newsletter called "Trash Talk."


7th Grade First-Place National Winner (2016-2017)


West Region: Lanikai Science Squad
Kailua Intermediate School, Kailua, Hawaii

Synopsis: Investigated the harmful side effects of synthetic pesticides. The team created their own organic pesticide using local ingredients. The pesticide is less expensive and safer for farmers and consumers to use.


8th Grade First-Place National Winner (2016-2017)


North Central Region: Whiz Kids
Lake Linden-Hubbell School, Lake Linden, Michigan

Synopsis: Worked to discover which plants and vegetation could grow in stamp sand with little top soil in the hopes of remediating the soil in the community. The team plans to continue testing and working with local groups to find the best and least expensive way to remediate the soil.


9th Grade First-Place National Winner (2016-2017)


West Region: The Three Musketeeretts
STEM 4 Girls, Portland, Oregon

Synopsis: Worked to minimize Phantom Limb Sensation/Pain for amputees using cost effective virtual reality technology. They created a prototype using virtual reality with an armband and gesture control to create a cost-effective therapy that would be easily accessible to all amputees.


National Winners (2015-2016)

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6th Grade First-Place National Winner (2015-2016)


South Central Region: Las Chicas de Puerto Rico
Ramey School, Aguadilla, PR

Synopsis: Investigated the effects of the Saharan dust levels on local respiratory issues and how to create an effective warning system for people who suffer from asthma in Puerto Rico.


7th Grade First-Place National Winner (2015-2016)


South Central Region: Silver Bullet
Science Rocks U, Whiteface, TX

Synopsis: Researched cost effective ways to heal wounds in a world with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.


8th Grade First-Place National Winner (2015-2016)


South Central Region: Artemis
Academic Center of Science, Frisco, TX

Synopsis: Developed a new safety device for the hearing impaired to help notify a user of dangers.


9th Grade First-Place National Winner (2015-2016)


South Central Region: Myto-Critters
Taos Middle/High School, Taos, NM

Synopsis: Investigated the impact of antibiotics on mitochondrial function and health in comparison to natural antibiotics.


STEM-In-Action Grant Winners (2015-2016)


6th Grade STEM-In-Action Grant Winner (2015-2016)


Envo: Randall G. Lynch, Farmington, AR

Synopsis: Showed how growing plants such as Ryegrass and Winter Wheat could prevent soil runoff from accumulating in local lakes and streams.


8th Grade STEM-In-Action Grant Winner (2015-2016)


Rocky Run: Rocky Run Middle School, Chantilly, VA

Synopsis: Created a programmable fire prevention device that can send an email to alert a resident when the temperature of the kitchen stove reaches a level at which it could become a fire.


8th Grade STEM-In-Action Grant Winner (2015-2016)


Power Play: Troy Howard Middle School, Belfast, ME

Synopsis: Investigated how to generate electricity using common playground equipment.


8th Grade STEM-In-Action Grant Winner (2015-2016)


Styro-Filter: Gahanna Middle School East, Gahanna, OH

Synopsis: Created a process to convert polystyrene waste into activated carbon for water filtration.


9th Grade STEM-In-Action Grant Winner (2015-2016)


Baby cAir:Shanghai American School (Pudong Campus), China

Synopsis: Created a product that would efficiently filter pollutants in a baby’s environment after observing increasingly harmful levels of air pollution in their country.

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