12 RMS students cited
Three teams of students from Robbinsdale Middle School have earned honorable mentions in the 2012 Toshiba-National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision competition, placing them among the top 10 percent of all ExploraVision projects submitted to the competition this year.
There were 4,807 total submissions to the national competition.
In all, the state of Minnesota received seven honorable mentions, three of them coming from students at Robbinsdale Middle School.
The ExploraVision competition encourages students in grades K-12 of all interests, skill and ability levels to demonstrate innovative thinking in their exploration of science and its impact on technology and the future.
The competition is open to students in the United States and Canada. Robbinsdale Middle School has been participating in this competition for several years.
This year, 23 projects were submitted to the contest by RMS science teacher Todd Norholm, who helped to guide the students in their quest to invent a new technology.
The RMS students and their inventions are: The Inflatable All-Purpose Pads (iApp), invented by Max Byzewski, Peyton Primmer, James Whitcomb, and William Young; the Navigation for the Blind (N.4.B), invented by Kylee Allen, Emily Johnson, Siera Mcgregor and Maritza Montiel; and the Conveyor Belt Adjustable Monkey Bars (CBA Monkey Bars), invented by Maren Bimberg, Lindsey Dickmeyer, Paige Gayle, Mia Maun, and Saideh Stoltz.