IWA Team Wins First Place At Science Event
A team of six seniors from Incarnate Word Academy won first place recently at the annual Build-A-Dinosaur competition at the national Winston Science event in Dallas. The team competed against 18 other public and private high schools to create a scale model of a dinosaur using only cardboard and duct tape in eight hours. The purpose of the competition is to provide an opportunity for contestants to better understand how paleontologists assemble and mechanically support a large dinosaur.
Members of the IWA science and engineering club, headed by teachers Daniel Bryant and Mary McGivern, participated in the project, which focuses on teamwork, problem-solving, concepts of scale and mechanical engineering.
The first-place winners at the Build-A-Dinosaur Winston Science event, all from the class of 2009, include Andrea Romero, Simarjeet Grewal, Lindsey Stryk, Allison Schimelpfening, Nataly Rodriguez and Erica Williams.