Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tesla STEM High School takes home $30,000 in prize money in "Imagination Tomorrow" competition

Tesla STEM Students win big at Imagine Tomorrow renewable energy competition

Students from Eastlake High School, International Community School and Tesla STEM High School were among the 186 teams that competed in the Washington State University Imagine Tomorrow competition. It was held in Pullman, Wash., May 29-31. Tesla STEM High School was the big winner in this competition. They took home more than $30,000 in prize money and won six out of the 16 prizes awarded to students.
 
Imagine Tomorrow asks ninth through 12th graders to address the topic of renewable energy. Students can answer any of four challenges: biofuels, technology, behavior, or design. They must be from schools in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Students develop their answers and deliver presentations in teams of two to five students.
 
Biofuels Challenge:
·         Tesla STEM High School – first place: “Cellulosic Ethanol: A New Look at the Transition to Renewable Energy” - $1,000 for each student and $5,000 for their school. These five students will go to Washington, D.C., to meet Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, and Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray.
·         Eastlake High School – fourth place: “Yeast DNA Splicing” - $250 for each student and $1,000 for their school
 
Technology Challenge:
·         Tesla STEM High School – first place: “Reimagining the Electric Car” - $1,000 for each student and $5,000 for their school
·         Tesla STEM High School – second place: “Step On Carbon” - $750 for each student and $3,000 for their school
·         Tesla STEM High School – third place: “Solar Light Tower” - $500 for each student and $1,500 for their school
 
Design Challenge:
·         Tesla STEM High School – fourth place: “EDGES” - $250 for each student and $1,000 for their school
 
Best Project, Newly Participating School:
·         International Community School – “One Volt Closer to the Future: The Power of Project-Based Analysis”

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