2015-2016



2014-2015



National Winners (2015-2016)


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.


National Winners (2014-2015)


6th Grade First-Place National Winner (2014-2015)


South Central Region: Water Warriors
Science Rocks U, Whiteface, Texas

Synopsis: Developed distillation units to effectively clean hydraulic fracturing wastewater for reuse and for cleaner injection into storage wells underground.


7th Grade First-Place National Winner (2014-2015)


West Region: Hope 2 Others (H2O)
Mirman School, Los Angeles, California

Synopsis: Developed a simple and effective way of purifying water using a plant that is widely grown and easily accessible in developing countries.


8th Grade First-Place National Winner (2014-2015)


North Central Region: HydroPhysics
Naperville, Illinois

Synopsis: Create an electricity-free device to prevent basement flooding even during power outages.


9th Grade First-Place National Winner (2014-2015)


South Central Region: Power Up
Jenks Freshman Academy, Jenks, Oklahoma

Synopsis: Worked to harness the kinetic energy produced from revolving doors to be used as an alternative energy source.


STEM-In-Action Grant Winners (2014-2015)


STEM-In-Action Grant Winner (2014-2015)


Infection Protection: Mirman School, Los Angeles, California

Synopsis: Designed a more comfortable, cooler, and less expensive Hazmat suit that prevents transmission of viruses and bacteria and can be worn longer.


STEM-In-Action Grant Winner (2014-2015)


Protons: Academic Center of Sciences, Frisco, Texas

Synopsis: Invented an app to help first responders communicate more effectively in an emergency.


STEM-In-Action Grant Winner (2014-2015)


Secret SPYder Society: Clifton, Virginia

Synopsis: Explored messaging and communications styles that resonate with kids to increase the appeal of eating vegetables.


STEM-In-Action Grant Winner (2014-2015)


SPOT-R: Gryphon Academy, Crossnore, North Carolina

Synopsis: Designed a quad-copter to help search and rescue operations.


STEM-In-Action Grant Winner (2014-2015)


Water Warriors: Science Rocks U, Whiteface, Texas

Synopsis: Developed distillation units to effectively clean hydraulic fracturing wastewater for reuse and for cleaner injection into storage wells underground.




2013-2014



National Winners (2013-2014)


6th Grade First-Place National Winner (2013-2014)


North Central Region: Quake Safe
Gahanna Middle School East, Gahanna, Ohio

Synopsis: Team Quake Safe created an affordable hyperbolic paraboloid shaped housing solution made from bamboo that can withstand earthquakes.


7th Grade First-Place National Winner (2013-2014)


South Central Region: Ants Go Marchin’ 2 by 2
Science Rocks U, Whiteface, Texas

Synopsis: To increase the health of agricultural soil, Team Ants Go Marchin’ 2 by 2 developed a system to enrich seeds and use ants to disseminate them, resulting in healthier, larger, and stronger plants.


8th Grade First-Place National Winner (2013-2014)


North Central Region: Bro x 4
Wheatland Middle School, Wheatland, Wyoming

Synopsis: Team Bro x 4 developed a system for converting school locker banks into safety zones to provide students and teachers shelter during a tornado.


9th Grade First-Place National Winner (2013-2014)


South Central Region: Crabyotics
Taos Middle/High School, Taos, New Mexico

Synopsis: Team Crabyotics developed a bio-filter system that can successfully remove antibiotic drugs from drinking water, thus helping to stem the growth of drug-resistant bacteria.



STEM-In-Action Grant Winners (2013-2014)


STEM-In-Action Grant Winner (2013-2014)


Crabyotics: Taos Middle/High School, Taos, New Mexico

Synopsis: Team Crabyotics developed a bio-filter system that can successfully remove antibiotic drugs from drinking water, thus helping to stem the growth of drug-resistant bacteria.


STEM-In-Action Grant Winner (2013-2014)


CyberRams: Rocky Run Middle School, Chantilly, Virginia

Synopsis: Team CyberRams created a computer program that helps prevent noise-induced hearing loss by providing the user with a map showing decibel levels the user experienced at different locations during the day.


STEM-In-Action Grant Winner (2013-2014)


Knightettes of the Twisters: Jenks Middle School, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Synopsis: Team Knightettes of the Twisters developed an affordable, shock absorbent five-layer composite that can be applied to strengthen the walls of the innermost room of a house to provide greater protection against tornados.


STEM-In-Action Grant Winner (2013-2014)


Ravenclaws: Metea Valley High School, Aurora, Illinois

Synopsis: To help predict tornado size and strength, Team Ravenclaw designed a tornado simulation chamber to identify how air and wind patterns impact the strength, speed, and duration of tornadoes.




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