Real World STEM Solution Challenge
A team of 6th graders (Lillia Alvarez, Quinn Dolan, Jaycen Conrad, Gabriel Rottet, and Trenten Miller) won 1st place in the IU13 STEM Consortium Student Competition for the grades 4-6 division.
The 2017-18 STEM Challenge involved identifying and creating a STEM Solution personalized to support accommodations for students or adults with disabilities. The students had to design and build a prototype of their solution and then create a video documenting the design process as well as the working prototype. This group created the L.U.L.O. (Leverage Utilizing Locker Opener) which was designed to help students with stunted muscle development in their hands. As part of the development process, they interviewed Mrs. Thilo to determine some of the needs of her students and then designed the prototype of the L.U.L.O. After creating and submitting their video to the competition, they donated their prototype to Mrs. Thilo's students.
One of the six Bear Creek teams that competed in the 2nd annual IU13 STEM Competition earned 3rd place in the 4th-6th grade division. Students taking part in the competition had to create a solution to a real-world problem. Then they needed to build a prototype of their solution and design a website to present their prototype. The team Mission:Emission, with their H2 Auto, earned third place out of a total of 29 teams from 6 school districts. The members of the team included Carson Brantley, Matthew Sharp, Logan Conrad, Bryan Murray, and Mitchell Garber. The team will be honored at the IU13 STEM Banquet in May.
The H2 Auto
Bear Creek won the 2014-2015 IU13 STEM Consortium Student Competition for the Grades 4-6 Division! Please congratulate 6th graders Josh Kreider, Aidan Mollohan, and Seth Oltmans. They had to solve a real world problem and create both a prototype and marketing piece. They developed a pneumatic motor as part of their 'EcoAir Motors' design team.
The IU 13 STEM Consortium Student Competition involves selecting a real-world problem, designing and building a prototype of an innovative product that is a solution the problem, and creating a marketing material that could be used to advertise it. The prototype should be constructed from materials that are safe for students to cut, fasten, and process. For example, students should not use tools and equipment that they have not been taught to safely use in school. Marketing material may include any format, including but not limited to, a magazine advertisement, website, or brochure. The only limitation is that if a video-based format such as a commercial is used it can be no more than 60 seconds in length.