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STEM students represent CRHS at TSA State Conference

Students participate in STEM competitions at The College of New Jersey

Cumberland Regional High School STEM students recently participated in the TSA State Conference at The College of New Jersey, entering competitions in children's stories, debating technological issues, engineering design, flight endurance, structural design and engineering, and technology bowl.

CRHS was represented at the TSA State Conference by: Leslie Baez, Connor Bondi, Robert Brown, Jacob Butler, Jo'Elle Evans, Logan Higgins, Paul Kuntz, David Metelow, Kathryn Miller, Kelsey Pastirko, Nishee Patel, John Skirvin, Natalie Smith, Savannah Soone, Tiante Warren, and Reilly Weber.

TSA State Conference, John Skirvin and Kelsey Pastirko

John Skirvin and Kelsey Pastirko display their children's story implementing STEM concepts.

TSA State Conference, Savannah Soone and Reilly Weber

Savannah Soone and Reilly Weber display their monotrail truss support system, designed for the Structural Engineering Competition. The model was placed on a machine to test its load capacity.

TSA State Conference, structural design and engineering model conceptualization

The structural design and engineering model was conceptualized in a CAD environment in a STEM lab.

TSA State Conference, structural design and engineering competition CAD specifications

CAD specifications for the Structural Design and Engineering Competition were developed in the STEM lab as shown above.

TSA State Conference, Design Engineering Team

The CRHS Design Engineering Team prepares to present at the TSA State Convention.

TSA State Conference, Walking Talking Stick

Students designed a "walking talking stick" for the TSA Design Engineering Competition. This device is intended to assist with navigation for individuals with visual impairments. Through the use of RFID tags, such as those used to gain access to buildings, a visually impaired person could use their walking stick to read the RFID tag, which could be commonly placed by doorways, hallways, and so forth. The tag information, which would include their current location, would then be electronically translated to audible speech and projected through the speaker built into the cane device.