The Annual KPIS Stem fair engineering challenge was held earlier this month and consisted of four events. In the first event, Vehicular Bowling, students designed, constructed, tested, and optimized a self-propelled vehicle that could travel a certain distance.
The second event, Roller Coaster, tasked students with designing, building, and testing, a device that could roll a ball along a track for a configurable interval. In the third event, Bridge Demolition, students designed, constructed, tested, and optimized the lightest wooden bridge with the highest structural integrity that could span an opening of a specified length.
Lastly, the fourth event was Mystery Architecture, where students designed and constructed a mystery structure from a kit provided to them under a forty-minute time constraint. The students prepared for this event by practicing architecturally sound-designed concepts before the actual challenge.
Here is an overview of the engineering challenge results.
Middle school winners: Grade 8 Mustard Yellow (Krist, Martina, Rook, Ozone)
High school winners: Grade 11 Gray (Puff, Vito, Son, Lukpee)
Middle school winners: Grade 7 Hickory (Anda, Oshi, Arya, Petch)
High school winners: Grade 10 White (Rene, Pleangnam)
Middle school winners: Grade 8 Black (Pat S., Sasha, Norbu, Ritesh, Rhodric)
High school winners: Grade 11 White (Sumo, Fairy, Kay, Paan)
Middle school winners: Grade 7 Lilac (Trawin, Gun, Maddie, Mari, Jessie)
High school winners: Grade 11 Pink (Pat, Music, Grace)
Grade 9 Mystery Architecture
Winning team: Anusha, Nina, Muna, WinOverall Results
1st place: Grade 8
2nd place: Grade 7
3rd place: Grade 6
1st place: Grade 11
2nd place: Grade 10
It was an excellent stem fair with lots of hands-on learning and helped students build 21st-century skills.