Augusta University announces winners of the 2019 STEAMIFY competition

AUGUSTA, GA. – The Augusta University College of Education hosted the second annual STEAMIFY competition for fourth through eighth graders on Saturday, Oct. 26. More than 150 teams competed, from across the state of Georgia, in the arts and sciences, to celebrate the impact of a STEAM curriculum.

Each team competed in a series of prepared challenges, in categories like dance, engineering, visual arts and rocketry; as well as a blind spontaneous challenge that was administered the day of the competition.

The results are as follows.

Elementary

Dance

Engineering

Spoken Word

Theater

Visual Arts

 Middle Grades

Aeronautical Engineering

Dance

 Debate

Engineering

  • First Place: WCMS CO2 Harness Team from West Chatham Middle School, Savannah-Chatham County Schools
    Coach: Sabina Nell
  • Second Place: ILMSmarts from ILM Academy, private school, Atlanta, Ga.
    Coach: Bushra Alvi
  • Third Place: Building Dolphins from Spirit Creek Middle School, Richmond County Schools
    Coach: Rosina Allen

Rocketry

Spoken Word

  • First Place: ILMSmarts from ILM Academy, private school, Atlanta, Ga.
    Coach: Samia Siddiqi
  • Second Place: EMS-1 from T.J. Elder Middle School, Washington County Schools
    Coach: Karen Clements, Victoria Broome
  • Third Place: Verse of the Dolphin from Spirit Creek Middle School, Richmond County Schools
    Coach: Rosina Allen

Theater

Visual Arts

  • First Place: ILMSmarts from ILM Academy, private school, Atlanta, Ga.
    Coach: Umme-Kulsoom Huda
  • Second Place: The Masters from Evans Middle School, Columbia County Schools
    Coach: Coral Vedder
  • Third Place: Smith from Burke County Middle School, Burke County Schools
    Coach: Shakeirra Riggs

Grand Prize Winners

Grand Prize Elementary School Winner – River Ridge 3, from River Ridge Elementary School in Columbia County School District.

Coaches: Dawn Jeffers and Emily Harrison.

Grand Prize Middle School Winner – ILMSmarts, from ILM Academy, a private school in Atlanta, Ga.

Coach: Umme-Kulsoom Huda

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