Mission Innovation Competition is a wrap for 2017-18
Big congratulations to the hard-working Mission Innovation students and coaches. They worked tirelessly during their lunch periods, in the evenings and on weekends to prepare for all four competitive events this year. As a result, the students really shone and took top honors throughout the year. Mission Innovation is an inter-scholastic STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) competition between four area schools – SDJA, La Jolla Country Day, Soille Hebrew Day and Del Mar Pines Elementary.
In April, we held the second “Quick Fire Challenge” event. In the Novice Division, SDJA teams The Hackers and Science Engineering Ninjas took home gold and silver medals racing against twelve teams. In Junior Varsity Division, SDJA’s 5th Element took silver competing with ten other teams. In Varsity, gold, silver and bronze were claimed by three SDJA teams, The Big Bang, Atoms Up, and Science Geeks.
Last Wednesday evening, the schools came back together for the very exciting “Reverse Engineering Challenge.” This event is a simulation of a Science Fair experience during which the students present to the judges their findings on the function and design of different parts of a household appliance. This is a very fun challenge which allows the kids to smash to smithereens toasters, blowdryers and other items with an objective to learn material science first hand. In the Novice Division, we had three gold medals out of ten total teams in the division – Science Stars, Rocket Science and The Cyborgs. In the Junior Varsity Division, out of ten teams, SDJA won three golds (MC2, Electrons, Jupiter Jeenies), one silver (Electric EELS) and one bronze (5th Element). In the Varsity division, out of seven teams, SDJA teams Big Bang, Atoms Up and Science Geeks took gold. Synergy took silver (only ½ point away from gold!).
We cannot say thank you enough to our leader Irene Lerner and the coaches Shelley Feltman, Dianne Shapp and Danielle Heyde. Without the dedication and big dreams of these teachers, this experience would not have happened for our students.
Way to go students! We are very proud of your accomplishments and we know that you are all rising stars in the world of STEM!
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