The Biodiesel Weasels, 2013 Christopher Columbus Gold Medal Award

Written by on November 20, 2013 in 2013, Christopher Columbus Gold Medal Award, Team

The Biodiesel Weasels

Pinnacle Charter School
Federal Heights, CO

Problem: Increased transportation costs

Solution: “Top off” fuel tanks of the district’s buses with biodiesel fuel to help reduce transportation costs

At an awards ceremony held at Walt Disney World®, two of the eight Finalist teams received Gold Medals and $2,000 per team member for their winning entries. The competition is designed for teams of middle school-age students, and gives the students experience in solving problems using the scientific process of exploring, analyzing and drawing conclusions.


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