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Summit High Seniors Earn First Place Finish at NJ Interscholastic STEM League; Juniors Take Top 'Engineering Documentation' Spot

From left, Kunal Sengupta, Zach Olson, Kyle Murray, Mike Flanagan, and Max Model. Credits: Summit Public Schools Photo Services
From left, Steve Molina, Alisha Kewalramani, Alyssa Gao, Michael Greenstein, and Katie Buchan. Credits: Summit Public Schools Photo Services

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Summit High School senior team of Kunal Sengupta, Zach Olson, Kyle Murray, Mike Flanagan, and Max Model captured first place overall in the New Jersey Interscholastic STEM League competition at New Providence High School. The junior team of Steve Molina, Alisha Kewalramani, Alyssa Gao, Michael Greenstein, and Katie Buchan took fourth place overall and first place for Best Engineering Documentation. All of the Hilltoppers involved are either current or former AP Chemistry students who elected to participate in this innovative opportunity.  

The goal of the League is to create an academic competition environment, similar to that of interscholastic sports. In doing so, STEM teachers collaborate with other classroom teachers in STEM fields, to design competitive challenge events that apply science, technology, engineering and math. At each competition the students are given an engineering challenge and are required to create something in response to that challenge, to test their prototype, and to revise it as needed.

In the recent competition, the challenge presented to students was to create a temporary R.E.S.T. Shelter that would be rugged, efficient, safe, and thermal. When creating their prototype, they needed to consider space, structure, and heat retention, as well as ease of transport and distribution.

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