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Schools from all over Ontario to participate in BVG TechnoCup

Friday, February 3, 2017
2016 TechnoCup Champions

TechnoCup is a homegrown idea created and hosted by the Bayview Glen Prep School. This year, the February 7th event will mark the 8th annual competition. We have invited 13 other CIS Ontario schools to participate in a bridge building competition for Grade 7 students. Teams will use their knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) to compete against other teams to build a bridge using the West Point Bridge software on their devices. It is truly a 21st century learning experience, requiring students to apply collaborative skills, communication skills, critical thinking, and creativity in an authentic environment. It works incredibly well in deepening the Grade 7 curriculum too, as there will be a hands-on structure challenge where students have to construct physical bridges from various materials.

On January 19, our students participated in a tryout to form the team of 12 students who will be participating in the competition. The tryouts consisted of completing a timed bridge design challenge, which modelled what will happen at the actual competition. The goal was to create a stable bridge, with the cheapest construction price. The students who will represent Bayview Glen at the 2017 TechnoCup competition are: Nicole Choe, Macy deBruin-Sawutz, Jacqueline Fung, Sophia Gianotti, Sarah Lewis, Paavan Patel, Alexis Seaman, Aidan Snaiderman, Nicholas Vettese, George Vrachas Matthaios, Sunil Wijeysundera and Sydney Ray-Ellis.