High school students from Convent of Sacred Heart in Greenwich are national finalists in the 2014 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge.
Under the guidance of a teacher, Convent of Sacred Heart School students created sustainable, replicable solutions for their community and their world using digital curriculum designed by Discovery Education.
The recognized teams included:
-The “Soil Soldiers” who ran experiments to demonstrate the effectiveness of using small quantities of iron to combat soil toxins.
-The “Oil Avengers” who investigated the best way to clean up oil spills and looked at which beach environments best adapt to oil spills.
As part of a rigorous three-part judging process, an esteemed panel of environmental advocates, STEM professionals, science teachers and professors selected this year’s winners based on each project’s viable solution to a real world environmental challenge. Each member of the teams will receive a finalist certificate and a Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge green prize pack. Convent of Sacred Heart will also receive a congratulatory Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge banner.
As a result of the Challenge, past winners have gone on to present their projects at the United Nations and the White House Science Fair, to the Chief Administrator of the EPA, and to other national, regional and local officials. Many projects have gone on to change schools’ policies and inspire new ideas for politicians to craft green legislation.
For more information on the Challenge, the national winners and finalists and their projects, visit: www.wecanchange.com.