NexTech Hawaii concluded its second annual STEM event (FishTank Design Competition) on April 24, 2021. The virtual event was well-attended and was a celebration of our youth. Six of the original 12 teams made it to the final competition and they pitched their COVID-19 recovery projects to a panel of distinguished judges.
Congratulations to all of our participants and to the winners of the various prizes.
The first-place prize went to Team “L.I.V.E.” – Juneau Stickley, Lilla Loewen, Nova Stickley, and Taylor Harper. Each teammate won $300 and an additional $1200 donation to a STEM organization of their choice. In addition, Taylor Harper and Lilla Loewen got $150 Second and $100 Third Best Notebook prizes, respectively.
The second-place prize went to Team “Just Getting Started” – Gavin Wagner and Stephen Wagner. They each won $250 and an additional $750 to be donated to a STEM organization of their choice. Team “Just Getting Started” also won the People’s Choice and Best Idea award, each worth $500.
The third-place prize went to Team “TRI-5” – Isabelle Au and Rylee Au, and Travis Quesenberry. They each won $200, and an additional $500 donation to their favorite STEM organization. Rylee Au also won the $250 Best Notebook award.
Team “Mind Benders” – Chaske Harrison, Jada Cathcart, and Opal Jules – got Most Inspirational and Best Teamwork prizes, each worth $500.
For a full report, including a video recording of our event, visit our report page.