This last weekend, eight teams from the Biotechnology Academy attended the Imagine Tomorrow problem solving competition in Pullman, Washington at the WSU campus. Ballard dominated the competition with multiple awards. It was a dizzy night of parading up to the podium to receive awards. Here is how our Beaverific students performed:
- Sam Gunsolus, Maddie Joseph, Jackson Lancaster, Ainsley Perkins, and Yeana Song received honorable mention in biofuels design with their project That’s A Watt of Compost.
- Jack Berard, Olivia Bernard, Abigail Frankel, and Caleb Watson received honorable mention in biofuels technology with their project Light From Life
- Harrison Kaufman, Daniel Rowell, Jonas Sorensen, and John Wielbruda received first place in aerospace technology and the Overall innovation award with their project Graphene: The Future is Now. Those are two separate awards!
- Kylie Baker, Jessica Coacher, and Madeline Foti received honorable mention in aerospace design with their project Always in Stalk.
- Paris Hodgson, Rachel Howell, Emily Kessler, Rose Stacey, and Amy Zinsmeyer received second place in food, energy, and water technology with their project Droplets
- Josh Barton, Zev Carlyle, Kincaid Feldman, Finnesey Sabol, and Rhys Williams won second place in built environment behavior with their project Road to the Future.
This was a tremendous showing for Ballard and we are proud of all the participants who attended Imagine Tomorrow this year!
|Group shot of eight teams at WSU|
|Always in Stalk! Using corn stalks as packing material.|
|Light from Life. A natural light source from dinoflagellates.|
|Road to the Future! Or is it another new boy band?|
|Droplets! How to monitor your own water consumption.|
|Victorious! Road to the Future!|
|Showing the goods.|
|That's a Watt of Compost!|
|Looking good waiting for the judges.|
|Poised and purposeful.|