NJSBA STEAM Tank™️ Recognizes 19 Student Entrepreneur Teams with an AIA New Jersey Human Built Environment Badge

June 4, 2024

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NJSBA STEAM Tank™️ Recognizes 19 Student Entrepreneur Teams with an AIA New Jersey Human Built Environment Badge


On Monday, June 3, 2024, Ms. Jennifer Siehl, Manager of the New Jersey School Board Association STEAM Tank™️ Challenge announced the winners of the 2024 STEAM Tank™️ Challenge. This popular program gives students the chance to invent, modify, or use problem-solving skills to solve real-world problems. Architects League members Joseph David, AIA, and Stacey Kliesch, AIA, served as mentors and judges throughout the season. 

The top three high school division winners for the 2024 STEAM Tank™️ Season are:

1st Place- Team RICE Pack – Hoboken High School – $2,500
2nd Place – Team Downspout Dynamo- Hawthorne High School-$1,500
3rd Place- Team Viritec- Ridgewood High School – $1,000
The top three elementary & middle school teams have advanced to the NJSBA Workshop on Oct 22 & 23, 2024, at the Atlantic City Convention Center where $10,000 in prize money will be awarded between both divisions, courtesy of ELFNJ.
Elementary School Division:
Team Recall It- Woodbridge G & T
Team Door to Your Heart (app) Alice Costello Elementary School
Team Fentanyl Fighters- Knollwood School
Team Robix – Central Avenue School ( Alternate)
Middle School Division
Team Nurse Zero/Assist- Demarest Middle School
Team Mute Assistance Speech Communicator – Hartford Upper Elementary
Team Compost Coalition – PS 28 Christa McAuliffe School
Team Touch-up Brush- Haddonfield Middle (Alternate)

Nineteen teams were recognized with the AIA New Jersey Human Built Environment Badge, an honor that indicates that these projects contribute to the improvement of the Human Built Environment. 

Project Change – Brick Memorial High School
Highway Hoppers – Point Pleasant Beach High School
Team Wave – Edison High School
The MOTH Girls – Atlantic County Institute of Technology
Smart Sensors – Newbury Elementary
Nurse Zero/Assist- Demarest Middle School
Naviguard – Cumberland Regional
EE Cycle – Sampson G Smith School- Franklin
Team APSE – Spring Lake Heights
Viritech – Ridgewood High School
Downspout Dynamo- Hawthorne High School
Maglev – Shore Regional High School
Compost Coalition – PS #28 – Christa McAuliffe
Green Wheels – Howell Middle School South
Deer Deter – Monroe Township High School
Micro Data Systems – Edison High School
Robix – Central Avenue, Madison
Team Rcyckles – Passaic Academy for Science & Engineering
Harness the Wind – Luther Lee Emerson


STEAM Tank™️ Challenge Benefits

When students participate in the STEAM Tank™️ Challenge, they get to:

  • Access to a comprehensive STEAM Tank™️ Playbook, a “how-to” guide for STEAM Tank™️ participation that features problem-based learning and engineering design challenge process
  • Hone critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Participate in a regional competition
  • Observe other teams to learn about different strategies, techniques and projects
  • Interact with mentors and collaborate with teachers
  • Have an opportunity to attend the NJSBA annual conference
  • Earn a STEAM Tank™️ Digital Badge for their school

Learn More

Email steamtank@njsba.org or visit our STEAM Tank™️ Facebook page for more information on the STEAM Tank™️ Challenge.

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