Seven 6th grade students from the STEM Academy @ Bartlett have been named the winners of the recent Albany State University NASA Student Video Challenge. The contest was open to all middle school students and students were required to showcase a future scenario of living and working in space while incorporating one or more STEM careers or technology. Students Olivia Czisny-Bell, James Larroude, Grady Lynes, Dorian Mobley, Marley Sigmon, Ty Toole, and Parker Von Lehmden entered the challenge with their short film titled “The Jetpack Code."
The students received a $200 cash prize, a classroom set of STEMLingo kits, and their winning video was announced and shown at the ASU STEM conference in front of a live virtual audience of educators, students, and stakeholders from across the state of Georgia.
STEM Principal Dr. Jimmie Cave says, “I am extremely proud of the work and accomplishments of these students. They exemplify the meaning of STEM/STEAM where creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking meet." Film@STEM instructor and the team's sponsor, Mary Ann Rogers Lamberth, says “The students found a way to make this film together using STEM technology while still practicing Covid protocols. Their creativity and engagement during this project prove hands-on project-based learning is purposeful and fun. I am so proud of these student filmmakers."