Several Crockett Middle School students were among the top winners at the 3rd annual Texas A&M Spark Conference, held at the university on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The Texas A&M Spark Conference is a competition focused specifically on engaging K-12 students in the engineering field.

The Crockett Middle School first place winners:

Balloon Car Challenge – Peter Akinwunmi, Gianluca Camacho, Cameron Hayes and Bjorn Newton

Clean Water Competition – Made Akins, Gianluca Camacho and Brian Phan

Filtered Blood Challenge – Naomi Paule and Ethan Scheithauer

“For the majority of our students, this was their first out of town design challenge competition and they were telling me how much fun they had exploring Texas A&M, the physics exhibit put on by Texas A&M engineering students, and competing in design challenges,” said Richard Embrick, Crockett’s Project Lead the Way and Robotics & Engineering teacher.

The group was led by Crockett Middle School teachers Michelle Rudisill, Miranda Embrick, Gerard Sheehan and Katherine Moody.

During the Texas A&M Spark Conference, students compete in school-level competitions – elementary, middle and high school levels – in a number of on-site competitions in partnership with the college’s engineering organizations. To find out more about the TAMU Spark Conference, visit the conference’s page.

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