Six Teams Compete in 15th Annual Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge Finals
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Thursday, February 20, 2014
Scottsdale, Ariz. – Six teams of fifth through eighth graders from local Arizona schools will compete in the finals at the 15th Annual Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge presented by US Airways on Saturday, February 22, 2014. The competition takes place at the Arizona Science Center in Downtown Phoenix at 9 a.m.
“All Stars” from Bogle Junior High in Chandler, “Omega 5” from Tri-City Christian Academy in Chandler, “S.A.V.E.” from Ss. Simon and Jude School in Phoenix, “The Space Elite” from Desert Sun Academy in Cave Creek, “TerraeInProcellarum” from Kyrene Aprende Middle School in Chandler and “ZEUS 20” from St. Thomas the Apostle in Phoenix will each present their project in front of a panel of engineers from Honeywell and answer a series of questions. There also will be a special presentation by astronaut Richard Linnehan from NASA as well as a question and answer session with retired astronaut Edward Gibson.
The final competition is part of Arizona Science Center’s Engineering Day sponsored by Honeywell in conjunction with Phoenix Engineers Week.
Earlier this month, nearly 900 students comprised of 193 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 and will be recognized on the field at the 2015 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. The team also will appear on AZTV’s Morning Scramble.
The Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge presented by US Airways is in its 15th year. The competition allows fifth through eighth 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.
The final competition is made possible by Honeywell, US Airways, Arizona Science Center, ASU Polytechnic Campus, Culver’s, AZTV, Challenger Space Center and Wells Fargo.