Students Put Their Creativity to the Test at the SECME-STEM Olympiad

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Approximately 1,000 students put their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills to the test in the daylong SECME-STEM Olympiad.  Events included racing specially built racecars made out of mousetraps, launching water bottle rockets high into the sky and “load testing” custom made wooden bridges.  They also participated in bionic/robotic hand events, VEX robotic games, generator building events with FPL, team challenges sponsored by the Florida Panthers, an App Challenge sponsored by Magic Leap, poster contests and essay competitions.
Congratulations to the following overall first place winners for each level:
  • Elementary School – Floranada Elementary School
  • Middle School –Apollo Middle School
  • High School – Western High School
In addition to being the overall middle school SECME-STEM Olympiad champions, Apollo Middle School won first place in the mousetrap racecar competition. The school’s mousetrap race team will now travel to Tuscaloosa, Alabama for the national SECME competition this summer!

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