A team of two Greenfield students, Elias Angstadt (3rd Grade) and James Angstadt (Kindergarten), were selected selected as one of the regional winners of the 30th annual ExploraVision Challenge. A partnership between Toshiba and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA), the competition calls on kids to imagine a current technology projected 10 years into the future. Elias and James developed the Nightmare-No-More Pajamas. They are now advancing to nationals for a chance to win $10,000 bonds each. We’re thrilled for the recognition this brings to Greenfield and our region.
The Toshiba and National Science Teaching Association’s 30th Annual ExploraVision challenge is the largest K-12 science competition designed to build problem-solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills.
Nightmare-No-More Pajamas is an invention that uses smart fabric laced with electrodes and sensors that monitor a child’s sleep cycle to comfort the child by helping them alter bad dreams through pre-programmed happy scenarios. Their invention was selected as one of the K-3 regional winners and will now advance to the national phase of the competition. They were coached by Ms. Katzer and mentored by their mom, Patrycja Doniewski.
Principal Lazar noted, “Our Greenfield community fosters well-rounded individuals, so we are honored that our students have been recognized for their innovative ideas in the ExploraVision STEM competition. As educators, we strive to provide a strong foundation for our kids in hopes that they use that knowledge outside of the classroom.”
Greenfield is so proud of you, Elias and James! Good luck at the national phase of this competition!