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Latimer and Moreland Middle Students Win Tech Challenge Award

San Jose, May 25, 2018:  Moreland School District announced that two Latimer students and a Moreland Middle School student competed in the Tech Challenge 2018, Drop & Dash, an engineering competition through the Tech Museum of Innovation.  Competing against more than 2000 students, Team CTB was one of only a few teams who successfully completed the challenge and then went on to win “The Best Teamwork Award."

Latimer 5th grader, Cassidy K., and 6th grader, Tyler S., teamed up with Moreland Middle 6th grader Bridget C.  Team CTB spent months collaborating to design and build a device that can survive a drop and deliver supplies, no batteries allowed.  The team was successful in building this device that dropped from 10 feet and proceeded up a 10 foot hill to deliver a penny to a target area.  After the successful challenge, teams worked with judges to explain, “How would your design work in real life?”, as judges looked to the team’s engineering journals for evidence of real-world application of the team’s solution.

The Tech Challenge is the signature program of the Tech Museum of Innovation and is open for all students in Grades 4-12.  Students must use the engineering design process to solve a real-world problem, while documenting their progress and designs.  The program culminates in an exciting two-day showcase in the Spring when teams put their solutions to the test.


Video Credit: Ryan Sales