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Elementary Students Showcase Their STEM Knowledge at Inaugural Lancaster-Lebanon Elementary STEM Bow


On Friday, March 13th, students from local elementary schools competed in the Inaugural Lancaster-Lebanon Elementary STEM Bowl held at IU13. Sixteen teams from eight schools attended the event.  Students in Grades 3-5 demonstrated their knowledge of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) topics by answering Quiz Bowl style questions about STEM.

The students, grouped in fours, competed in rounds until advancing into the 7th and Final Round to determine the overall winner. Warwick School District was guaranteed a victory, as the top two teams were comprised of students from their four elementary schools.

Seizing first place was Bonfield Elementary (Connor E. & Gavin C.) and Lititz Elementary (Emma B. & Elise D.); second place went to Beck Elementary (Audrey H. & Adam Z.) and Kissel Hill Elementary (Christian K. & Katie J.); and third place went to Elizabethtown School District’s Bear Creek Elementary (Carson B., Samantha I., Kylie M., and Matthew S.).

When the teams were not competing, students engaged in STEM-related hands-on and minds-on activities presented by the Lancaster Science Factory.

Congratulations to all of the students who demonstrated and apply their passion and excitement for STEM, and to the school districts and community partners for making the event a success.

The Inaugural Lancaster-Lebanon Elementary STEM Bowl was developed and facilitated as part of the STEM Initiatives program at IU13. To learn more about this and other STEM activities, contact Joey Rider Bertrand.