Dr. Lisa Huelskamp, Superintendent John Kellogg, Debbie Pellington and Vicki Jarrell examine the entries.
Sixth graders from advanced science classes in the Westerville City School District took part in the sixth annual Chip Challenge, a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) initiative. Teams of students were asked to design and test a container for shipping a single Pringles potato chip to Superintendent John Kellogg at the Early Learning Center. Upon arrival, the packages and the chip they contained were evaluated and scored. The goal was to design a package having the smallest volume and smallest mass, which protected the chip so it would arrive at its destination undamaged.
First place winners were Bonnie Wu and Laura Arn from Heritage Middle School (taught by Mary Milchen). Second place went to Connor Ryan and D.J. Bardwell from Genoa Middle School (taught by Carla Gilbert). Third place was earned by Harper Fullen, Gray Thompson, and Monica Foster from Blendon Middle School (taught by Jeffrey Murdock) and fourth place went to Ben Routman, Owen Detemple, and Paul Loeser from Walnut Springs Middle School (taught by Brittany Green). The design challenge is supported by the Gifted Education Department.