Oakwood sixth-graders earn award in product development contest

More than 5,000 students and teams entered the contest, which is centered around idea generation and product development.

The Oakwood team developed an idea called the Wonder Vest, which is a bullet-proof vest with lighter weight material than current protective equipment.

The students worked with Major Alex Tran, who is an Oakwood parent and police officer, to explore vest styles and develop their product.

The students had to write an abstract and look at the history, current technology and obstacles to their invention before submitting it online for the competition.  They even designed their own website to display their new knowledge and collaborative work.

Allison Campbell, a former Oakwood Intermediate student and current employee of event sponsor Toshiba, presented the students the award.


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