Students from the Atlantic County Institute of Technology and the Frances DeMasi Middle School in Evesham were named winners of the grades 9-12 and K-8 divisions of the Steam Tank Challenge.
In a pair of new videos, produced by NJSBA and available for viewing on YouTube, students from the two schools talk about their inventions and their achievement.
Three students from the Atlantic County Institute of Technology (ACIT) were the grade 9-12 winners with the “Tidal Tyrant.” Working with their teacher, the ACIT students came up with the device that harnesses the power of the tides to produce energy.
In the K-8 division of the challenge, nine students from the Frances DeMasi Middle School won with an app called the “Grocery Guard.” Working with their teacher, the students developed the idea for the Grocery Guard, which lets users know, on a smartphone, the expiration dates of food items.
The STEAM Tank Challenge, a competition created and sponsored by NJSBA and the U.S. Army, was held at Workshop 2016, with the winners announced in December. The challenge was created to encourage student achievement in STEAM – science, technology, engineering, the arts and math. STEAM Tank will be expanded and open to competition among more public schools next year, with finals again held at Workshop. Watch for details in early 2017.