Vote Now for District Science Whizzes!

By: Maria Salciccioli, Senior Policy Analyst

A group of three female students from Banneker High School made the top 10 in a national engineering contest sponsored by NASA. The winner will be determined by a vote, so they need your help! The dynamic trio – Banneker students Bria Snell, India Skinner and Mikayla Shariff – are referred to as the “In3 Team.” They have created a water filter to address the issue of excess lead in urban water systems; their filter is designed specifically for school water fountains.

Voting is open now and will last through Monday, April 30, 2018. Voting is open to anyone in the 50 U.S. states and territories. To support the In3 Team:

Step One: Visit https://opsparc.gsfc.nasa.gov/finalists-grades-9-12/ where you can read all about their project by clicking on the blue box:

Step Two: Scroll down until you see the bottom that says cast your vote

Step Three: Click on the names: Mikayla, India, and Bria

Step Four: Vote!

Hurry! The voting window closes April 30th. Winning teams will visit the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for two days of hands-on workshops with scientists and astronauts.

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