HHS Team scores at Robotics Competition
“Hoboken High School students won 2nd place with their ROVs (remotely operated vehicles) in a robotics competition at Stevens Institute of Technology on June 3rd 2009. There were about 36 high schools from New York and New Jersey competing.
Hoboken’s team consists of teachers Joanne Pepe and Jayshree Amin and five students. The teachers have been receiving professional development on teaching robotics for two years as part of the Build It Project, prestigious engineering education and research program at Stevens Institute of Technology funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST). Students also attended intensive summer workshops, in addition to being enrolled in HHS’ robotics class. An engineering student from Stevens made several class visits to HHS throughout the year to assist students with the design of their boats. Students were challenged to design and build boats with Lego that could navigate underwater and perform tasks like putting a wiffle ball into an underwater basket. Read more at the Stevens Institute web site.