eCybermission Teams Attend Army Science Conference in Orlando
11/30/06 Filed in: Extra-Curricular Clubs
Stone Middle’s eCybermission teams spent November 29th learning about astonishing new U.S. Army technologies at the 25th Annual Army Science Conference at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Teams were treated to presentations by Nobel Laureate Dr. Leon Lederman (Director Emeritus at Fermilab) as well as other distinguished speakers.
eCybermission is a free, webbased, math and technology competition for students in grades 6 though 9. Students teams identify a problem in their community that is related to heath and safety, arts and entertainment, sports and recreation or the environment. Potential prizes include up to $8,000 in U.S. savings bond.
Participant Kayla J. reflected upon her experience: "The conference was interesting because I learned how they were planning to improve student's education in the future. I was also able to see how the technology that the army uses has changed over the years."
Mason W. said "It was interesting to see the new inventions that the army was coming out with- one particular one was the future uniforms that use nano-technology that made a flexible, breathable fabric turn into a plate that was bulletproof."
Stone Choice Program Director Richard Regan organized the trip for the eCybermission Team members at Stone Middle School. Mrs. Regan and Mr. Campbell helped chaperone the event.