TAG-Ed, Atlanta Science Festival, and HowStuffWorks Announce 2015 Middle School WEBChallenge Winners

ATLANTA (April 1, 2015) –TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) in partnership with the Atlanta Science Festival and HowStuffWorks® (www.howstuffworks.com) is pleased to announce the winners of 2015 Middle School WEBChallenge Competition. Students were awarded at the Atlanta Science Festival Exploration Expo on Saturday, March 28.

The Middle School WEBChallenge competition is designed to engage middle school students in the latest technology with hands-on web design experience. In collaboration with the Atlanta Science Festival and HowStuffWorks, the 2015 WEBChallenge theme was How Stuff Will Work. Students were challenged to design a website that identifies issues our community might face in the future, and explain how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) can be used to address those challenges.

“Partnering with TAG-Ed, the Atlanta Science Festival, and an amazing group of young minds to further explore how science, technology, engineering and mathematics will solve future issues was really exciting,” said Jason Hoch, Chief Content Officer at HowStuffWorks. “This group of middle school students, winners and participants alike, showed they have a great understanding of the world around them and how stuff within it works. Our future will no doubt be in the hands of some smart individuals.”

The 2015 Middle School WEBChallenge winners include:

  • Fourth Place: Columbia Middle School
  • Third Place: Griffen Middle School
  • Second Place: Fulton Science Academy Private School
  • Grand Prize First Place Winner: Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School

 

To explore the winning teams’ submissions, please visit http://howstuffwillwork.tumblr.com.

Finalist teams are awarded partial scholarships for post-secondary studies. Faculty advisors who sponsor the winning teams receive a stipend for classroom supplies.

To learn more, about the 2015 Middle School WEBChallenge, please visit: http://www.tagedonline.org/middle-school-webchallenge/

 

 

About TAG Education Collaborative

TAG Education Collaborative is dedicated to developing science, technology, engineering and math initiatives in Georgia. Through partnerships with statewide STEM programs, TAG-Ed fosters student interest in STEM in order to increase appreciation for the opportunities available through technology careers. TAG-Ed hosts an internship program for high school students, two team challenges for students interested in Health IT and web design, and the Vine Event, an annual fundraiser benefiting STEM education. For additional information, visit TAG Education Collaborative or contact Michael Robertson at (404) 920 – 2038 or mrobertson@tagonline.org.

TAG-Ed sponsors include: CardioMEMS, Cbeyond, Google, Jabian, Novelis, Opus Software, and Promoethean.

About the Atlanta Science Festival

The Atlanta Science Festival is a weeklong celebration of local science and technology held March 22-29, 2014. The Atlanta Science Festival is a weeklong celebration of local science and technology. Scientists and educators from local schools, museums, and companies will uncover mysteries and explain discoveries in hands-on activities, facility tours, stimulating presentations, and riveting performances at venues across the city. Our mission is to celebrate the inherent integration of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in our lives today, share the impact they have on our community, and inspire us all to wonder about our future. The Festival is produced by a collaboration of science, cultural, and educational institutions, led by Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Curious? Learn more at http://atlantasciencefestival.org.

About HowStuffWorks.com

HowStuffWorks, Inc., founded in 1999, is a leading publishing brand that provides objective, credible and useful information for people to learn about the world around them and make smart decisions. The company’s award-winning Web site and podcasts – including Stuff You Should Know, Stuff You Missed in History Class, CarStuff, and more – are the ultimate source for in-depth, easy-to-understand explanations, expert product reviews, comprehensive buying guides and informational videos, simplifying thousands of topics in the areas of health, science, travel, automotive, electronics and consumer products, among others. HowStuffWorks is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit www.howstuffworks.com.

 

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