Birchwood Team Places First at Young Astronauts Day Competition
On November 9th local students gathered at Cleveland State University for the 27th Annual Young Astronaut Day. They competed in engineering tasks that required them to work together creating and testing prototypes over a two-hour period. Students explored the same challenges that engineers are working on to get humans back to the moon and Mars. We are proud to announce that Birchwood School students met and excelled at these challenges winning first place in the team competition. They also earned awards individually in the following events:
Lego Mindstorms Robotic Arm: James Mamone & Qiwen Wu - 1st place
Spacecraft Safety Challenge: Eden Vincent & Rebecca Chin - 1st place
Spudnaut Spacesuit: Sinan Haufe & Moriah Armstrong - 3rd place & Honorable Mention for continued persistence in design
Young Astronauts Day is an outreach event of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Each year since 1992, NASA Glen Research Center hosts student to compete in engineering and problem solving hands-on activities. Their fun events build enthusiasm among students for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education and careers.