Students from Inclusive Innovation Incubator Secure Top 10 Finalist for NASA OPSPARC Challenge!


Washington, DC - April 23, 2018 – Three students from Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, DC, Bria Snell, India Skinner and Mikayla Sharrieff, have been selected as one of 8 national high school Glog section finalist in the NASA Goddard OPSPARC Challenge, making them the only team on the East Coast to be selected as a finalist. To view their Glog, go here: https://opsparc.gsfc.nasa.gov/


The students, known as S3, are 11th grade scholars and varsity cheerleaders who volunteer at the Inclusive Innovation Incubator (In3). Over the past year Bria, India and Mikayla have been participating and learning all aspects of the tech industry to include coding, community problem-solving through design, social networking, entrepreneurship, and mobile App development at In3.

When introduced to the OPSPARC NASA challenge, this dynamic trio chose a community project design to address urban lead issues by engineering a filter that cleans drinking water in schools. “In older structured homes and buildings, lead pipes have been an issue in the media. In D.C. they’re currently renovating many public schools. As a result, we have a mission to be a part of the community activism and history in the making. Our water filtration system can help aid in that mission” says S3.

S3Trio H2NO to H20 Glog needs your VOTES! Please visit In3 this week for a tour and cast your vote for the H2NO to H20 IN3 Team. Public Choice Voting begins Monday, April 23 through Monday, April 30,2018. Voting is open to anyone in the 50 U.S. states and territ