Six Teams Compete in 14th Annual Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge Presented by US Airways and Mayo Clinic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

CONTACT:
Ashley Braun
480-350-0909

Scottsdale, Ariz. – Six teams of 5-8th graders from local Arizona schools will compete in the finals at the 14th Annual Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge presented by US Airways and Mayo Clinic on Saturday, February 23, 2013. The competition takes place at the Challenger Space Center Arizona in Peoria at 9 a.m.

“Blitz Winter” from Coyote Hills in Peoria, “JAVOS” from BASIS Scottsdale, “LunArm Sphere” from Ss. Simon and Jude in Phoenix,  “Mmmm Math-Lovin Mining Moon Men” from Wilson K-8, “Plethorians” from Horizon Elementary and “Starfish Prime” from Basha Accelerated Middle School will present their project in front of a panel of engineers from Honeywell and answer a series of questions. There will also be a special presentation by astronauts from NASA.

Earlier this month, more than 900 students comprised of 199 teams competed in the preliminary competition and were required to create a lunar base module that could mine Helium 3. Six teams were chosen to advance to the finals. The winner from the final competition receives a V.I.P. trip to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas and will be recognized on the field at the 2014 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

The Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge presented by US Airways and Mayo Clinic is in its 14th year. The competition allows 5-8th grade students from Arizona school districts to work in teams to develop plans for an international lunar base complete with a physical scale model. Students use critical thinking, communication, team building and decision-making skills while expanding their knowledge in science, mathematics and other subject areas.

For more information, please contact Ashley Braun at abraun@fiestabowl.org or visit fiestabowl.org.

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