Lansing USD Students Preparing for Battle of the Brains Competition through Educational Fieldtrip
On October 5, 2023, a total of 48 students from Lansing High School and Lansing Middle School took an educational field trip to Science City to enhance their preparations for the annual Battle of the Brains competition.
Accompanied by LHS Advanced Studies teacher Julie Hinckley, LMS Advanced Studies Teacher Joshua Yoakam, Special Education teacher Paul Hansen, parent/Lansing IT Technician Drew Barba, and LHS Science teacher and Robotics Coach teacher Dr. Anne Krebs, students took the field trip with the primary objective to provide them with a hands-on experience that would bolster their projects for the upcoming Battle of the Brains competition. Burns & McDonnell organized this event as a platform for students to showcase their innovative ideas and problem-solving skills in science and engineering.
Since 2011, The Battle of the Brains competition has fostered creativity, teamwork, and critical thinking among young participants. The competition was created "to inspire kids to think big about STEM in support of Science City." The idea was to have students compete to design a science center concept, which would come to life as a million-dollar exhibit at Science City. According to their website, the Burns & McDonnell Battle of the Brains has since grown to become one of the most robust K-12 STEM competitions in the United States.
Our Lansing USD469 students are competing to earn a grant for STEM education in Lansing USD469. So far, more than 30,000 students in 55 school districts have benefited from this immersive educational opportunity. For those interested in learning more about the Battle of the Brains competition, click here.
As the Battle of the Brains competition draws nearer, the students who participated in this field trip are ready to bring their newfound knowledge and skills to the forefront. With their teachers' guidance and the educational community's support, they are well-equipped to make a mark in this competition and contribute to the advancement of science and engineering.
Lansing USD469 is excited to give updates on our students' accomplishments in the competition, so watch the website for more information!