FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 7, 2014
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Six out of 193 participating teams have reached the finals of the 15th Annual Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge presented by US Airways after three days of preliminary competition.
“All Stars” from Bogle Junior High in Chandler, “Omega 5” from Tri-City Christian Academy in Chandler, “S.A.V.E.” from Ss. Simon and Jude School in Phoenix, “The Space Elite” from Desert Sun Academy in Cave Creek, “TerraeInProcellarum” from Kyrene Aprende Middle School in Chandler and “ZEUS 20” from St. Thomas the Apostle in Phoenix will compete in the finals at the Arizona Science Center on February 22 at 9 a.m. The panel of judges will consist of engineers from Honeywell and will include a special presentation by astronauts from NASA. The final teams will present their projects in front of the panel and answer a series of questions. The winner from this day receives a V.I.P trip and will be recognized on the field at the 2015 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
Over a three day period, students presented several elements of their projects to Honeywell and judges. They created a lunar base module that could mine Helium 3. Living and sleeping amenities along with health facilities also had to be included, and overall design and presentation also were judged. The students, knowledgeable about their projects, explained in detail how the different aspects of their bases created safe and comfortable conditions for astronauts.
The Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge is made possible by Honeywell, US Airways, ASU Polytechnic Campus, Culver’s, Arizona Science Center, Wells Fargo, Challenger Space Center and Courier Graphics.
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