Seventeen teams from Orange County middle schools, high schools and community colleges won cash prizes of $100 to $350 as part of the ocMaker Challenge, a STEM-based design competition where students use 3D modeling, 3D printing and other advanced technologies to build prototypes of products aimed at solving real-world problems.
More than 150 teams competed in last weekend’s event Chapman University’s Hutton Sports Center.
The annual ocMaker Challenge supports creativity and innovation by converging academics with hands-on learning to promote 21st-century skills.
The ocMaker Challenge integrates science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, by encouraging students to identify a unique problem or need, document solutions and use technologies that include 3D modeling and 3D printing.
Below are a list of the Division Award winners. For a full list of winners, click here.
|Division Award||Most Innovative||Team Award||School||District||Teacher|
|College||Smart Fishing||$150.00||Saddleback College||South OC Community College District||Gabriela Sandoval Martinez|
|High School||Retractable Heels||$150.00||Sunny Hills High School||North Orange County ROP||Dan Zanone|
|Middle School||Programmable battery charger||$150.00||Walker Junior High||Anaheim Union High School District||Jack Gupton|
|Division Award||Most Socially Conscious||Team Award||School||District||Teacher|
|Middle School||Buzz Trap||$100.00||St. Margaret’s Episcopal||Private||Eric Harrington|
|High School||Public Trash||$100.00||Marina High School||H.B. Union High School District||Carrie Peterson|