Students from Hot Springs County High School in Thermopolis, Wyoming have won the Texas Instruments TI-Nspire™ STEM Project Challenge, earning $10,000 in TI-Nspire CX technology for their classroom. The winning project focused on how wind energy could significantly decrease their local school district's carbon footprint.
"When I received the news that 'When the Wind Blows Project' was the winner of the TI STEM Challenge, I could not contain my excitement," said Brenda Peterman, a trigonometry teacher at Hot Springs High School and a T3 – Teachers Teaching with Technology™ instructor. "Having their hard work recognized at the national level is an honor we couldn't have anticipated! I am fortunate to have Texas Instruments technology in my classroom to facilitate instruction and enhance student learning."
Peterman teamed up with physics teacher London Jenks and chemistry teacher Donna Daniels to create the "When the Wind Blows" project.
The winning teachers will receive TI-Nspire CX handhelds, TI-Nspire Lab Cradles, and an all-expense paid trip for them to attend and present at the 2013 T3 – Teachers Teaching with Technology International Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
To view the students' project blog visit, https://sites.google.com/a/hotsprings1.org/ti-stem/home.