EDISON, NJ - Twelve students from Edison High School's Science & Engineering Academy participated in the New Jersey Stem League Competition today in New Providence, NJ and won "Best Oral Presentation."
The students, who are all juniors, had to design an impact attentuator or crash cushion that would minimize brain injury in the event of a motorcycle crash. The design had to adhere to specific constraints and had to be completed within a specified time period.
Later, students had to test the design and present it to a panel of judges.
For the competition, students formed teams of six. The Edison 1 team -- which consisted of Apoorva Agarwal, Anushka Chakraborty, Parthi Dasondi, Matt Johnson, Vaishnavi Dhulkhed, and Sneh Shah -- won "Best Oral Presentation" for the explanation of their design.
EHS competed against Livingston High School, Governor Livingston High School, New Providence High School, and Summit High School in the competition sponsored by the New Jersey Interscholastic STEM League.
The Science & Engineering Academy, established in 2013, is a four-year program that offers highly-motivated students an opportunity to explore their interest in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering within a comprehensive high school.
The academy is currently accepting applications for its fourth cohort, and is open to all Edison eighth graders enrolled in Honors Geometry this year.