Five teams from El Dorado Community School and their coach, Hope Cahill, were recognized at the statewide Brainy Solutions for a Better Tomorrow contest presented by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History on Sunday, May 4th for creating two- to three-minute videos around the theme “Brain – The Inside Story.” The teams focused on developing solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere.
“These opportunities encourage students’ excitement while exploring ideas around the basics of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) that can change our futures,” said Superintendent Dr. Veronica C. Garcia.
6th-grader Timothy Ryer placed first in the 6-8th-grade division with his entry, “A Solution to Help Reduce CO2 in the Our Atmosphere.”
Receiving “Budding Brainiac Awards” were four of El Dorado’s teams, including 6th-graders Alana Casas-Bermudo, Lucas Egly, Brain Ennis, Jayden Garcia, Jonathan Gu, Logan Moore, Beckham Sayer, Brody Sellers, Claribel Shultz, Jonah Waipa and Finn Worthington.
The videos were shown on the big screen during an awards ceremony.
As stated by the Brainy Solutions’ official rules, “By allowing our brains to be curious and to imagine, we can integrate the elements of STEAM to create ways that make lives better or to help move society forward to a brighter future.”