Local Students Win National Award to Change the World

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Local Students Win National Award to Change the World

June 11, 2014 - 18:31

WESTCHESTER, NY -- Recently, the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education announced the national winners and finalists of the sixth annual Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, the nation’s premier national environmental sustainability challenge that provides K-12 students with the tools and inspiration to improve their schools, communities and world.

We are proud to announce that young future scientists from your area were among the finalists.

Among the talented spotlighted kids in your area include:

School: Croton- Harmon High School
Placement: 9-12 Finalist
Team: Team “Bio Reactors” and Team “Electric Pomegranates”
Location: Croton Hudson, New York
Project: The Consequences of Agricultural Run- Off and the Effects of Deicers on the Environment

School: Woodland Middle School
Placement: 6-8 Finalist
Team: Team “Color Our World”
Location: East Meadow, New York
Project: Reduce Landfills, Recycle Crayons

As part of the 2014 Challenge, elementary, middle and high school students across the country identified environmental issues in their schools and communities and created replicable solutions using digital curriculum designed by Discovery Education. An esteemed panel of environmental advocates, STEM professionals, science teachers and professors selected this year’s winners based on each project’s viable solution to a real world environmental challenge. Projects were also evaluated on their ability to engage the support of the local community and ability to be replicated globally.