Smart Competition

May 052017

Outstanding Academic Performance Mission College Prep Catholic School

 The SMART Competition is recognizing Mission College Prep Catholic School and Teacher-sponsor Ms. Nancy Alcombright for Educational Excellence in this year’s competition.  Ms. Alcombright had a record six teams participating in this year’s competition.  Two of the six teams finished the required deliverables and made their team presentations earlier this week.  One of the teams won 2nd Place and another won Honorable Mention in the global competition.
According to Michael Andrews, Managing Partner of Andrews & Associates and one of the competition founders, “Ms. Alcombright, the other school administrators, IT staff and other team supporters should be proud of what the students...continued
May 032017

SMART Competition 2017 Winning Team Pius X High School

The 2017 SMART Competition was a success!  The winning team of this year’s competition was from Pius X High School in Lincoln, Nebraska.   Team members included
Jeremy Scheffler – teacher – sponsor
   Kathleen Medill       Natalie Schieuer
   Tom Fulton             Taylor Geirhan
The design changes they implemented were planned to increase the overall reliability of the equipment and building systems while reducing the costs of operating their school of the future.  One interesting research finding noted by the students was that using wind energy would have b...continued
Mar 152017

Volunteer Global Involvement

  The 2016-2017 SMART Competition is continuing to attract global attention.  This year the competition has involved engineers and technical professionals from North and South America, Asia and the European Union. 
According to Everett Greenli, SMART Volunteer Coordinator, “we’ve received offers to be a judge, mentor or communications volunteer from individuals with different types of professional specialties”.   He said that while we need judges, providing the student teams with professional guidance is essential.  “Successful student teams need help with problem solving and project management, not just the software used in the competition”.

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