The DeQueen Mena Education Service Cooperative’s 2016 Science Destination Challenge was held Friday, May 6th at the CMA’s Iron Mountain facility. Approximately 300 students competed in the event and represented 13 consortium schools.
The event was created to promote interest in science and engineering in a competitive, hands-on atmosphere. In recognition of those students in grades 4-12 whose school-level competition scores earned them the opportunity to compete at the DMESC area level, top finishers received medals for first, second, and third place in each of the nine categories: catapult, egg drop, electric car, paper airplane, paper rocket, rollercoaster, sailboat, toothpick bridge, and multimedia (with four subcategories).
In addition, students meeting the college’s criteria were eligible for scholarships from Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas and Rich Mountain Community College.
DMESC would like to give special thanks to the following for for their assistance with the event:
Christian Motorcyclists Association, CCCUA, Chance Lyle and the Arkansas Army National Guard, Scott Davis and the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, RMCC, and the Union Bank of Mena.