Jenks East Intermediate; Jenks, Okla.
Team Members: Hayden Hilst, Riya Kaul, Rebecca (Becca) Mackey and Manju Kaul (Team Advisor)
“TApossibility” explored the benefits of using technologically advanced energy and water efficiency devices in its school. First, the team investigated a model LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified high school building to develop recommendations for its school. Based on the information gathered, the students looked at the cost savings from using energy efficient light bulbs and water conserving toilets in the school. Through mathematical analysis, the team realized that these two changes would lead to significant cost savings to the school and also leave a much smaller footprint on the environment. The team also designed and administered a survey for students and teachers to test their awareness of the changes. They concluded that students should be educated about energy conservation in their school. The students can then apply this knowledge to their personal lives and communities.