Garlough Students Compete in STEM Design Challenge

Three teams of Garlough Environmental Magnet fourth graders made it to the final round of judging on March 7, 2024 for the Minnesota Zoo’s ZOOMs STEM Design Challenge. Students presented their projects for redesigning the bison and prairie dog habitats to address real life challenges the zookeepers are facing. The Zooms challenge engages students in research, scientific observation, creative problem solving, engineering and presentation of their recommendations.

We are proud to congratulate all of the finalists, and especially proud to celebrate that a Garlough team was awarded 2nd place out of 1,516 teams who participated this year—congratulations to Abi, Josephine and Noelle!

Garlough teacher and ZOOMs coach, Kristine Goldade, shared these comments about the big day, “It was an amazing day at the zoo! All of the students did a fantastic job presenting their projects to the judges! I was so proud of them and hope they felt a lot of pride in their projects and the way they presented them.”

Congratulations to our future scientists and engineers!