STEMA team of five high school technology students recently won recognition for best documentation of their Notebook in the Thomas Edison Design Challenge at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The team received solar panels, hydrogen cells, and wind turbines from NJIT to design and engineer a practical solution to a problem that uses alternate energy. They invented a solar-powered watering system and timing system to water outdoor plants, illustrating their design process using CAD, diagrams, photographs, and 3D computer illustrations. Stem2In their quest, the student team sought advice from professional engineer, Gary Muracomi, as well as New Providence teachers Denise Moser, John Russo, and James Finley. The Thomas Edison Design Challenge was made possible by the combined efforts of industry, universities, and education - setting the stage for innovation in our youth.
    TSAOn April 6, 2011, two New Providence studnets won first place at the New Jersey Technology Student Association’s annual High School Conference. The team bridged three curricula in the Manufacturing Prototype competition, solving the challenges of designing, documenting, illustrating, constructing, and packaging a product. 1,374 students from forty-eight New Jersey high schools attended the conference, competing in thirty-four events.
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Last Modified on May 13, 2011