Francone students earn awards in C-STEM competition

June 9, 2017

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Francone Elementary School students on the innovation team prepare their garden by placing the recyclable water bottles to grow different varieties of plants in the National C-STEM Challenge.

June 9, 2017—Students from Francone Elementary School placed in two categories at the 2017 National C-STEM Challenge held at the Health Museum of Houston on May 20. 

Hosted by the local nonprofit C-STEM Inc., the STEM skills competition challenged elementary through high school students to show off their skills in debate, robotics, film, photography, computer programming and more.

Francone sent two teams to compete in two different competitions; an innovation team and an all-girls robotics team.

The innovation team placed second with its project that was a garden that could be maintained in recyclable plastic water bottles. The robotics team received the “Rookie Award” for its remote-controlled robot that could follow commands and navigate an obstacle course.

Each team had to keep a scientific notebook and take pictures of its progress and work while working on the projects from December 2016 to May 2017.

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Francone robotics team members present their robotic car during the National C-STEM Challenge at the Health Museum on May 20.

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