LSC Ph.D. student, Tim Tynan developed a science documentary with eighth grade students from St. James School in Madison. The project had been selected to receive a $30,000 grand prize.
Tynan was asked by Ms. Pignotti , a St. James School elementary teacher, to help her make a documentary with her students who had already won $10,000 from Lexus and Scholastic for an eco-challenge in which they raised enough money to buy and install a solar panel for their school. As part of the prize they were eligible to compete for an additional $30,000 if they demonstrated a way to use their own success to “inspire action around the world”. To win, they had to show they had learned how to make a difference for the environment and demonstrate that it could be done elsewhere with just a little push. The girls have already been featured in local and national news outlets before winning. Go here to read more and see the video.This entry was posted in Around CALS by . Bookmark the permalink.