MEET THE WINNERS

Congratulations to the Winners!

Middle School students from Downey Unified were given a mission to create a solution to real-world problems facing our oceans using their S.T.E.A.M. knowledge. Our winning teams designed innovative ideas that will enable us to keep our oceans clean and healthy. Big ideas can come from anywhere!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Team Mission Aqua Delta

Team: Mission Aqua Delta

Developed a cost-effective storm drain filter to separate garbage from water before emptying into the oceans.

Special Agents
Bailey Canham and Evelyn Vaca

School
Stauffer Middle School

RUNNER UP TEAMS

PRMP Engineers

Team: PRMP Engineers

Created a mercury filtering submarine to help clean-up mercury contamination in the oceans.

Special Agents
Peter Manriquez, Victor Plascencia, Jordan Price, and Sebastian Ramirez

School
Sussman Middle School

Seas The Day

Team: Seas the Day

Designed a solution to our overfishing problems using radar, sonar, and a digital database.

Special Agents
Lindsay Santana, Alondra Simbala,
Carlos Simbala, Katie Stocks, and
Giovanni Trujillo

School
Griffiths Middle School
The Mission: Impact Challenge gives young innovators, from the Downey Unified School District middle schools, the opportunity to deliver creative ideas and compelling solutions to real-world problems using S.T.E.A.M. and Design Thinking.

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