Collinsville High School and Collinsville Middle School STEM students competed in 2019 Technology Day at Illinois State University.
“Our students competed against many schools from the northern part of Illinois and were successful in bringing home awards,” said Coach Cindy Bednara. More than 400 students participated in the event.
Collinsville High School:
- Jacob McChristian and James Metcalf took 3rd place in VEX Robotics
- Kendall Tune and Jenna Feldmann took 1st place in Engineering Design
Collinsville Middle School:
- Ryland Tanner and Livia Montgomery took first place in Invention and Innovation
The CHS students competed under the direction of teacher Cindy Bednara; CMS students competed under the direction of Bednara and CMS teacher Matt Blunt. This is the 8th year for CHS to participate and the 1st year for CMS.
Technology Day at Illinois State University was started in 2001. It is a one-day series of STEM-based, simulations and hands-on competitive events, typically drawing between 300 to 400 middle and high school students from the state of Illinois.
The competitions are different in scope every year. Each competition is based on the Standards for Technological Literacy, Content for the Study of Technology, Common Core Mathematics Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.