CRHS STEM students compete at NJ Technology Student Association State Conference
Cumberland Regional wins 2nd place in tech problem solving and optical engineering
Cumberland Regional High School STEM students recently participated alongside approximately 1,200 students from 56 schools in the New Jersey Technology Student Association (TSA) State Conference held at The College of New Jersey.
CRHS competed in events including dragster design, technology problem-solving, engineering design, children's stories, technology bowl, fashion design, flight endurance, structural design and engineering, and optical engineering. Several of the competitions required designing and building prior to the conference, and many of the prepared project parts were produced using the 3D printer and laser etcher in the STEM Lab at Cumberland Regional.
The CRHS team of Leslie Baez and Natalie Smith won second place in technology problem solving by developing a self-propelled water transport system using specific, minimal components. The CRHS team of Connor Bondi, Brianna Hicks, Kate Miller, Kelsey Pastirko, Savannah Soone, and Reilly Weber won second place in optical engineering by developing an optical security solution for high school students. The team developed SecuriCap, a hat that can quickly and wirelessly send a text message containing GPS coordinates of a student's current location to predetermined emergency contacts while recording high-resolution video evidence of the event, all with the push of a button on a keychain if a student feels endangered.
Cumberland Regional was represented at the conference by Anthony Adler, Leslie Baez, Gina Bello, Mary Blake, Connor Bondi, Raheem Brooks, Brett Bush, Tyra Cuff, Vincent Ermilio, Jo'Elle Evans, Katlynn Hewitt, Brianna Hicks, David Metelow, Kathryn Miller, Kelsey Pastirko, Nishee Patel, Abigail Riggins, Julie Sanders, Joe Shoemaker, John Skirvin, Natalie Smith, Savannah Soone, and Reilly Weber.
CRHS congratulates our students on an impressive showing at the NJ TSA Conference!