November 6, 2012
Area Students Shine in Inaugural Aero Games Competition Hosted by Google, Rogers State
Twenty-five student teams from 15 area schools competed in various aerospace-related challenges as part of the inaugural Aero Games competition, held Saturday, Nov. 3 at Rogers State University.
Nearly 150 students participated in eight different competitions, each of which was designed to encourage them to use their science, technology and math skills. The hands-on events featured gliders, wind-powered rockets, remote-controlled helicopters, and other wind and aerospace-related objects.
Google, RSU and the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium (TASM) teamed up to offer the fun, interactive learning experience for Oklahoma students at no cost to schools.
High school teams included Adair, Berryhill, Sperry, Edison Preparatory, Lacombe Homeschool, Owasso, Tahlequah and Tulsa Engineering Academy at Memorial High School. Middle schools sending teams included Claremore Sequoyah, Memorial Junior High, Oologah, Pryor, Union 8th Grade, Wells (Catoosa) and Woodall.
The students also had the opportunity to interact and listen to the keynote speaker, Tracy Drain, a mechanical engineer with NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab.
The winners in each of the middle school events were:
The winners in each of the high school events were:
For more information about the Aero Games, visit www.rsu.edu/aerogames.