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Ridgewood High School Applied Engineering Club competed in the finals of the 2021 Virtual STEAM Tank Challenge

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Ridgewood NJ, Seven teams from the RHS Applied Engineering Club recently competed in the finals of the 2021 Virtual STEAM Tank Challenge sponsored by the New Jersey School Boards Association and the U.S. Army. At the Virtual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, October 27, all seven teams were recognized for outstanding achievement with Solar Aqua Tech winning first place and a $2,500 prize in this prestigious competition.

ICE PACK and Obsidian Labs were recognized for Innovative Use of Technology. The teams demonstrated innovative uses of Digital technology software, app development, programming, or control technology (robotics) that solves a real-world problem, improves systems, benefits individuals, communities, or organizations.

Revo Stream was recognized for Improvement to the Human Built Environment.  The team presented the case and supporting documentation as to how their concept will benefit their community, positively affect the built environment and potentially provide long-lasting improvements to society at large. Additionally, this team demonstrated exemplary design in buildings or physical structures resulting in efficient use of space, sustainability, aesthetic impact, or the improvement of efficiency of community systems.

BEADLERS was recognized for Societal, Social and Emotional Impact, demonstrating great care and concern for human conditions and Diversity, Equity Inclusion and Justice, or having an impact on the social fabric of communities and the well-being of individuals, families, and groups of people in need.

COOL PAWS was recognized for Entrepreneurship, demonstrating high business skills in the areas of invention, analysis of product need and potential success in the marketplace.

Angled Bike Rack was recognized for the Creativity and the Exemplar Integration of the Arts, recognizing music, media, and other visual, performing, and artistic expression.

The STEAM Tank Challenge had 350 teams participating in this cycle with 240 qualifying for Regional, 111 finalists, including 23 high school finalists. Club Advisors Dr. Labowsky and Mr. Wohner, along with their teams, were honored by the recognition and inspired by the NJSTEAM Tank’s dedication to STEM education!

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  1. GREAT JOB WELL DONE BY ALL THE ENGINEERS very happy these young kids spend their time wisely looking to the future to help make a positive difference

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