Local Third Grade Girls Named Winners of National Science Contest

(l-r) Tom Hume (Toshiba), Samantha Valverde, Riley Coulter, Allison Turley, Diana Celle (Coach/Teacher), Steve Celle (Mentor). Photo by Kristina Turley

Plus $5,000 Savings Bond Each & a Trip to Washington, D.C.

A team of three 9-year old girl scientists created a NATIONAL WINNING project for the Toshiba/NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) ExploraVision Contest.

ExploraVision is one of the largest K-12 science competitions.  Students across the United States and Canada work in groups to simulate a real research and development team.  They choose a technology of today and envision what it could be like 20 years from now.

This third grade team from San Diego came up with an invention called SportaVision.  SportaVision lets you play sports anywhere.  The goggles use a heads-up display of a virtual playing field.  All the players see the nets, goals and boundaries. No more dragging out the heavy equipment.  The ball’s transmitter uses radio wave triangulation to track the ball.  GPS is used to help set up the boundary lines.  Colors change in the goggles when the ball goes in the net, across the goal, or out of bounds.  This means more playing time—and NO more arguments! “SportaVision… score a set and you won’t need a net”

The SportaVision team of Riley Coulter, Allison Turley, Samantha Valverde, Coach and Teacher – Diana Celle, and Mentor – Steve Celle envisioned and researched SportaVision.  SportaVision has been chosen as the 2nd place National Winner in the K-3 category.    As a national winning team, the student team members have each won a $5,000 savings bond and a trip for themselves and two family members to Washington D.C. for the Awards Ceremony in June.

For additional information, contact:  Diana Celle, Holmes Elementary School

4902 Mt. Ararat Drive, San Diego, CA  92111 Office – 858-496-8110


SportaVision Video: 2015 Regional Winner for Exploravision

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