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Union 7th graders create 'Human Angry Birds,' game to be featured at Children's Museum

Originally posted March 2, 2016

Seventh grade engineering students officially presented their proposal for Human Angry Birds -- an interactive, STEM-based game inspired by the phone app Angry Bird – and learned their game will be featured at the Tulsa Children’s Museum.

“I'm excited to announce that my Engineering Team has done it again! Yesterday we presented our prototype design of "Human Angry Birds" to the Tulsa Children's Museum.  They loved our design so much we are getting another exhibit at the museum.  In fact we were the ONLY school chosen,” said Tiffany Bolding, 7th Grade Pre-Engineering Teacher.

The exhibit should open soon. Stay tuned! It would be the second exhibit featured by her students, following the Human Foosball game. 

Raymond Vandiver, representing the museum, listened to the students’ pitch and even participated in the games. He was clearly excited but he made sure to tell them how much he really liked their idea. He said the game would be featured as the group huddled together to consider tweaks to their prototype. 

The Union 7th Grade Design Team: Caiden Catcher, Ashley De’Arman, Miles Druten, Simon Eddins, Stephen Elliott, Breanna Farhood, Sloan French, Ben Hyde, Torren Kelley, Emily Lapidus, Austin Lopez, Nathan McAdams, Cora Spatz, and Kaylynn Stalcup. Bolding serves as sponsor.

Students created a PowerPoint that explained their pitch in great detail. You can see the pitch, using the download link on this page. 

“You are amazing and your students have truly internalized your passion for STEM.  We are blessed beyond words by you,” said Scott Pennington, 7th Grade Class Principal

“Congratulations to you and to your Engineering Team,’ said Grove Principal Kim Berns. Bolding used to teach at Grove Elementary. “Tiffany, it's all about your leadership. You are empowering your students to reach for the stars!”