Our Superintendent and his Cabinet had quite the ride to District Convocation. They even got all #InMyFeelings about the #momentum we've got going on in Grandview! This carpool karaoke is one to watch! #WeAreGrandviewUploaded Aug 14, 2018
CAIR's Focus program edged out 820 exhibit ideas to win the grand prize in the Burns and McDonnell Battle of the Brains competition.
The competition is one of the biggest Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competitions in the metro area and beyond. The CAIR Focus program is set to receive a $50,000 grant and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to build a $1 million exhibit at Kansas City's Science Center!
"Our goal is to not only spark an interest in STEM, but to light a fire for a career in STEM," says Ray Kowalik, chairman and CEO of Burns and McDonnell. "That's why winning the competition is just the beginning. Now, the Grandview students get a front-row seat working with our researchers, architects, construction managers, and engineers. By the time we open the exhibit, they will understand what it takes to bring their vision to life."
Grandview's winning proposal explores STEM from a human health perspective. It dives deep into a very complex topic, the brain, and uncovers how it controls literally everything we do as humans. One part of the brain tests your memory - while another regulates motor movements. The exhibit idea is an engaging discovery of how the brain affects our five key senses: taste, touch, hear, smell, and vision.
This year, participation in Battle of the Brains grew by nearly 60-percent, reaching record levels:
55 school districts
75,000 online votes
In this week's Superintendent Update, Dr. Kenny Rodrequez explains what the new state and local guidances mean for our district and more on our plans for in-person learning.Uploaded Nov 19, 2020