the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, the RHS Applied Engineering’s FireGone Team competed in person in the Thomas Edison Pitch Contest held at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange on Wednesday, May 18. The team was chosen as one of three finalists in the high school division. Approximately 800 students forming 300 teams from 26 states and four countries participated in the contest. The FireGone Team – juniors Alex Mueller, Michael Ip, Zahir Syed, and Praket Nigam – pitched their Wildfire Assessor prototype to an expert panel of judges consisting of education professionals, Edison scholars, and technical/business experts. The team was awarded second place, winning science kits for the high school!