Finals Today for Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge

Feb 25, 2017


The Fiesta Bowl Organization and Honeywell, and the final six teams from Arizona schools.



The Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge is the largest extracurricular STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program for grade school and junior high students in Arizona. Nearly 300 teams (with 3-5 students per team) presented their plans for an international logistics mission to colonize Phobos, a moon of Mars.

The teams detailed how to provide a sustainable base for a colony of 24 people in 10 years, considering everything from the landing site and sequence of construction of the Phobos Base to safety and communication plans. The top six teams remain, meeting today in the finals.

Finalists include:

  • Simon and Jude Cathedral School, Phoenix 85017
  • Challenge Charter School, Glendale 85308
  • Kyrene Middle School, Tempe 85284
  • Bogle Junior High School, Chandler 85248
  • Kyrene Altadena Middle School, Phoenix 85048
  • Flagstaff Community Christian School, Flagstaff 86001

The grand prize is a weeklong visit at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, plus on-field recognition at the 2017 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.



Saturday, Feb. 25

9 a.m. – noon
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. – pre-judging
9:00-9:15 a.m. – welcome
9:15-11:00 a.m. – presentations
11:00-11:15 a.m. – break
11:15-11:45 a.m. – astronaut presentation
11:45 a.m. –noon – presentation of winners



National Bank of Arizona Conference Center
6001 N. 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016



  • The final six remaining teams of students from 5th through 8th grades
  • Scale models
  • Written plans for a sustainable base on Phobos
  • The remaining six teams will deliver 10-minute oral presentations to a panel of judges.




  • Fiesta Bowl representative
  • Honeywell representative
  • Participating student(s)