(2) NXT Mindstorms bricks
(6) Touch sensors and cables
Batteries for NXT brick and/or recharging unit
BYOD for any research ( iphones, laptops)
Twelve teams will be competing throughout the day on various tasks which include: Creating a "Design Document," Prototype Development, STEM Connections Document, Testing Prototypes and Final Presentation/Demonstration. The task focuses on key NJ Core Standards.
Students will be judged using a Rubric (STEM Meet) by eight outside judges. We are very excited to have an amazing panel of judges who have a wide range of expertise in the fields of STEM.
- Ken Jones - Mechanical Engineer, works with nonprofit organization called "Warfighter Engaged" and goes to Bethesda, Maryland to the Walter Reed VA Hospital.
- Steve Cohen - Coordinator of UAS and Mechatronics Education, BCC.
- Steve Holly - retired engineer, software, IT, R.F. design.
- Drew Zahradka - Stevens Institute, Mechanical Engineer.
- Garrett Joyal- Stevens Institute, studying to become a Mechanical Engineer with focus in Biomedical Engineering. Spent over a year of internships at Stryker Orthopedics working on developing hip and knee replacements.
- Michelle Easter - Mechanical Engineering Senior at Stevens (graduating May 2015) with Robotics Concentration. Currently working at Princeton University to design custom mechanisms to automate some of their laser lab experiments. Completed two summer internships focused on theoretical study of nano and quantum optical systems at Kirtland Air Force Research Laboratory. Physics and Computer Science background from previous institutions (Hunter College). K-12 Outreach Committee Chair for Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society's NJ Alpha Chapter.
- Al Ziesler - Stevens Institute, Mechanical Engineer.
What is STEM?
STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. We focus on these areas together not only because the skills and knowledge in each discipline are essential for student success, but also because these fields are deeply intertwined in the real world and in how students learn most effectively. STEM is an interdisciplinary and applied approach that is coupled with hands-on, problem-based learning.
A huge thank you needs to go Mr. Drechsel (Technology Teacher @ WHS) for coordinating this event along with the other coaches:
Bloomfield - Mike Warholak; Northern Highlands - Al Mugno and Greg Delorenzo; Northern Valley Demarest Old Tappan - Dave Janoz and Steve Maietta