LCPS TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE FAIR – MAR 12

INAUGURAL LCPS TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE FAIR:

A STEM initiative that embraces project-based learning on real world problems
Sat., March 12, 2016
10:00am – 12:00pm
Stone Hill Middle School

The Innovative Solutions Consortium (ISC) and Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) partnered with the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development and Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce to hold the first of its kind Student Technology Challenge Fair on March 12 2016. Student Teams from elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Loudoun County competed for the ISC Future Innovators Awards, along with opportunities for internships and Lunch & Learns with industry leaders.

UPDATE:

The Winners of the 2016 LCPS Technology Challenge Fair are:

 CHALLENGE 1: SAFETY & SECURITY
 “Attendance App”
SHMS Blue Rhinos
Stone Hill Middle School
“Holistic Data and Personnel Security System”
Holistic Security Solutions
Academy of Science 
 CHALLENGE 2: ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS
 “Data Mining and Compilation for Prediction of Future Job Trends”
Justin Tandon
Dominion High School
 CHALLENGE 3: DEVELOPMENT OF A 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
 “Learning Styles in the Classroom:
Revamping the Way Kids Learn”

River Bend Ravens
River Bend Middle School
 “TechSquad: Students serving school staff and student BYOT repair needs”
Tech Cadets
C.S. Monroe Technology Center
 CHALLENGE 4: TECHNOLOGY & TOOLS TO SUPPORT EDUCATION SOLUTIONS
“BYOT: A Database of Resources for Elementary Students and Teachers”
Liberty Flying Five
Liberty Elementary School 
 “Give Devices, Link Devices: A Mobile App Enabling Teachers to Collaborate”
Tech Smarties
Stone Hill Middle School
 “Enterprise Level Data Architecture Solution for K-12 Environments”
K-12 Datarch
Academy of Science

Judges:

  • Cynthia Ambrose, Asst. Superintendent of Instruction, Loudoun County Public Schools
  • Eric Hornberger, Chairman of the Loudoun County School Board
  • Jean-Pierre Auffret, Professor and Director of the MS in Technology Management and MS in Management of Secure Information Systems, George Mason University
  • Rich Greene, Managing Principal, Internet of Things Business Development & Strategy, Verizon
  • Bob Krieger, Executive Committee Leader, ISC; Vice President, ManTech

This represents the second half of the LCPS Challenge. The first was held on Oct. 22, 2015, where industry professionals presented their solutions to the same hard to solve problems the students are also attempting to solve. In addition to many of the judges listed above, also in attendence was Gov. McAuliffe, Secretary Jackson, Rep Comstock, Sen Kaine’s staff, Secretary Holton’s staff, and a wide range of Loudoun County government officials. Read the press releases below to hear what others were saying about this event….

Read the full Press Release – Jun 2, 2015

Read the full Press Release – Aug 10, 2015

The LCPS Administration is committed to bringing STEM and One-to-the-World initiatives to our students. Therefore, we will be accepting suggestions for hard to solve problems for the 2016-2017 school year starting in April. The 2nd Annual LCPS Technology Challenge Fair problems will be released Summer 2016.