KMS wins BioMoto STEM Challenge Competition

KCS wins BioMoto STEM Challenge Competition
Posted on 03/14/2014
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Kannapolis Middle School students have won multiple awards in the regional BioMoto STEM Challenge. The event was held March 8th at the Rockingham Motor Speedway. KMS students won top prizes in the Pit Crew Challenge. That competition tests how well teams work together to change tires in a pit stop situation. KMS competed against middle schools from Cabarrus, Rowan-Salisbury, and Richmond Counties. KMS swept the Pit Crew Challenge awards, winning First, Second, Third, and Fourth place prizes.  


KMS students also took part in other portions of the BioMoto STEM Challenge. They designed, built, and displayed apparatuses that were required to move 50 pounds of weight. They also used Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math skills to design and build devices that lifted the apparatuses.  


The BioMoto STEM Challenge is a collaborative educational initiative funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation. The program is guided by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and the North Carolina Motorsports Association. Students from Richmond, Cabarrus, Rowan-Salisbury, Kannapolis City school systems participate.


As part of the BioMoto STEM Challenge, students participate in fitness testing at the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory of the NC Research Campus. They also tour the facilities of the UNC Charlotte motorsports program. The goal of the BioMoto Challenge is to motivate students to improve their understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), help them succeed in school, and inspire them to consider STEM-based careers.



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