Local students take honors in competition at Walt Disney World

Four Carmel Valley Middle and Santa Fe Christian School students in San Diego, California, took the top prize in the Christopher Columbus Awards and National Science/Community Service Competition held at Walt Disney World.

The national program encourages youths to challenge each other to discover opportunities to benefit their communities. Seventh-graders Sean Colford, Ethan Epstein, Brandon Loye, Michael Walsh, and coach Rhonda Epstein made it to the finals last month, and then home the $25,000 Stephen J. Moses Community Grant.

The students were aware of the increasing problem of repetitive stress injuries (RSIs). RSIs are a group of conditions caused by displacing stress on a repetitive motion in a joint or muscle. In particular, the students wanted to know the results when student and workers maintain poor posture at their computer workspaces.

They researched the topic online as well as meeting with the Director of Environmental Health and Safety at Qualcomm to determine what ergonomic solutions are best to address the growing problem of computer-related RSIs. The group created the Ergonomic Posture Alignment Device, otherwise known as the Ergo-PAD.

Related posts:

  1. Trips make world of difference for students
  2. Photo exhibit honors local black history
  3. Five Santa Fe Christian students qualify as National Merit Scholars
  4. Partnership aims to assist students in positive choices
  5. Students make neonatal blankets

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=4890

Posted by on Jul 16, 2009. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RSS LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • Pacific Ridge School student-run publication honored by Columbia Scholastic Press Association
    Global Vantage, a print and online magazine run collaboratively by students from Pacific Ridge School, Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (Kibera, Kenya), and Canyon Crest Academy, has been honored with the Columbia Scholastic Press Associations’ Edmund J. Sullivan Award. Edmund J. Sullivan, the longtime Executive Director of the Columbia Scholastic Press Associati […]
  • Horizon Prep Spanish Speaking/Spelling Bee
    The Spanish Department will have to get a longer, harder list of words for next year’s Spanish Speaking/Spelling Bee, because the students aced this year’s list with ease! “The third graders ran through 120 words and the fourth graders ran through 170!” said Horizon Prep Spanish Teacher Karen Beltran, “We even ended up with a […]
  • Horizon Prep Spirit Run 2014
    At Horizon Prep, circling the track means sending funds around the globe.  Every year, more than 500 preschool through 8th grade Lions lace up and count laps for Spirit Run.  Since 2006, students have raised more than $414,400 for various Missions projects around the world. This year students are raising money to continue supporting a […]