Kiwanis article Feb. 20, 2013
GREENFIELD — Wyatt Huber and Elizabeth Fields, Greenfield-Central High School students, told Kiwanis last week about two of the science program projects at the high school.
The 20th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race will be held April 25-27 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. Students are required to design a vehicle that addresses a series of engineering problems that are similar to problems faced by the original Moonbuggy team. Greenfield has a seven-member team that includes Wyatt and Elizabeth.
Greenfield will enter the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition with a project manipulating yeast bacteria to give off a wintergreen scent in the presence of arsenic. This would help check for the presence of arsenic in third world water supplies.
The two competitions require additional funding to support entry fees, transportation, lodging and meals. Checks should be made out to Greenfield-Central High School with a memo notation of either Moonbuggy or IGEM and sent to G-CHS, c/o Rebecca Schini, 801 N. Broadway, Greenfield, IN 46140. For more information on IGEM, go to http://2013.igem.org.
For more information on the moonbuggy projects, go to http://moonbuggy.msfc.nasa.gov.