After 5 days of events, Stone Middle School’s 8th grade team the SBS Bots took home 1st place in Nation!
CONGRATULATIONS TO: Zen C., Jason D., Dalton S. and Spencer T.
The team did a fantastic job, performing well above the competition.
Stone's SBS Bot Project involved programming robot prototypes to be used to kill bacteria in buildings that are infested due to poor ductwork or insulation design or installation. SBS stands for Sick Building Syndrome, which is what the robots ultimately would be tasked to clean.
Now in its sixth year, eCYBERMISSION is a free, Web-based competition for youth designed to increase interest in science and engineering disciplines. Projects focus on teams finding problems in their communities, educating people about them and coming up with unique solutions using math, science and/or technology.
Participants must choose a Mission Challenge related to one of four categories: health and safety, arts and entertainment, sports and recreation or the environment. Students must develop a hypothesis, Doyle said, and conduct research and experiments to prove or disprove their hypothesis. Each team submits their mission folder, the official write-up of their project -- including photos, survey questions and other supporting documents -- via Internet for the initial virtual judging.
All finalists received $3,000 in U.S. EE Savings Bonds as regional first-place winners. The national winners, will receive an additional $5,000 in savings bonds and enjoy an all-expense paid weeklong event included a series of educational enrichment activities and events in the Washington, D.C. area.
Stone students won 10 of the 14 first place awards and 9 second place awards taking a total of 50 place awards.
(left front row) Justin R., Ashley P., Melissa S., Natasha K., Rishita J. (Best of Show!) (middle row) Rich Regan, research teacher, Martin M., Lauren A., Fiona K., Tim J., Jacob S. (back row) research sponsors: Karen Regan, Jared Campbell (not shown) First Place Winner Sierra C., research sponsors: Barbara Beehler, Geri Riley, Gordon Shupe
And Science Research is HUGE at Stone Middle School. Few other schools have as long lasting a reputation for excellence in Science Research as Stone.
So as we approach the South Brevard Regional Fair Competition, the 78 Stone students competing are in a virtual frenzy to complete their final preparations.
You can help!!! - Stone welcomes parents and responsible adults to come in during fair prep days. You can help the students by proofreading papers, setting up backboards, supervising experimentation, hearing a practice presentation, and a myriad of other things. Call or email Mr. Regan for more information about when and where we need you!
Mr. Regan:email; 676-2939 phone.