In collaboration with the Atlanta Science Festival and HowStuffWorks, TAG-Ed challenged teams of middle school students (sponsored by a faculty adviser) to code, build and design their own website that tackled an environmental challenge affecting our planet.
What are the environmental challenges we should be most concerned with? What new exciting emerging technology will help combat these issues and catapult our society forward in the next 30-50 years? How can we prevent negative environmental changes from continuing? These are the questions that students answered though this exciting hands-on design competition.
Websites were assessed on several aspects of site design by local developers and professionals. In addition to recognizing student teams, the Middle School WEBChallenge honored and rewarded the educators who served as team sponsors and/or mentors.
To sign up for the 2017 EnviroTech WEBChallenge, follow this link.
Participation in the Middle School WEBChallenge is open for all Georgia middle school students in grades 6-8.
Teams can have as many as 2-4 students.
Each team is required to have one school-approved adult advisor or school faculty member.
Industry professionals from business, technology, and education serve as volunteer judges, objectively evaluating each submission in a wide array of categories, including layout, graphics, usability, content, and community impact. Twenty finalist websites are then evaluated by a group of judges from HowStuffWorks.com, who then narrow the pool to four team finalists. For more detailed information about judging, please refer to the WEBChallenge Program Guide.
The Middle School WEBChallenge started in 2013 in collaboration with Atlanta Science Festival and How Stuff Works. See how we’ve grown: