27 New Jersey High Schools To Compete In Finals Of 2012 Panasonic Creative Design Challenge
SECAUCUS, N.J., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
WHAT: Student teams representing 27 New Jersey high schools will compete for more than $40,000 in individual scholarships and prizes in the finals of the Panasonic Creative Design Challenge (CDC), a premier science and engineering technology competition for public and private New Jersey high school students.
In this year’s “Mars 3000″-themed challenge, each team has designed and built a remote controlled robotic device that has the ability to maneuver through an obstacle course and complete several tasks that are associated with space exploration. In the finals, student teams will demonstrate their robotic device and will be judged on the quality of their written report, oral presentation, engineering logbook entries, as well as the performance of their apparatus. Winning teams are awarded special category prizes, as well as scholarships to be used exclusively for college expenses.
WHO: Student Teams Representing…
Academy for Engineering & Design Tech (Hackensack) New Providence H.S. (New Providence) Academy for Telecom & Computer Science (Hackensack) Newark Academy (Livingston) Atlantic County Institute of Northern Highlands Regional H.S. Technology (Mays Landing) (Allendale) Burlington County Institute of Technology (Medford) Northern Valley Regional (Old Tappan) Chatham High School (Chatham) Pascack Hills High School (Montvale) Colts Neck High School (Colts Neck) Pascack Valley High School (Hillsdale) Cranford High School (Cranford) Passaic County Technical Institute (Wayne) Delbarton School (Morristown) Ramapo High School (Franklin Lakes) Deptford High School (Deptford) Vineland High School (Vineland) Ferris High School (Jersey City) Wallington High School (Wallington) High Point Regional High School (Sussex) Wallkill Valley High School (Hamburg) John E. Dwyer Tech Academy - West Essex Regional H.S. (North Elizabeth H.S. (Elizabeth) Caldwell) Marine Academy of Tech & West Morris Central High School Environ. Sci. (Manahawkin) (Chester) New Milford High School (New Milford)
WHEN: Tuesday, April 24th – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Performance Trials: 9:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
- Closing Ceremony and Awards Presentation: 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Campus Center
University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102
ABOUT: In 1991 Panasonic first introduced the Creative Design Challenge, a premier science and technology competition where engineering and technical skills are put to the test for teams of New Jersey high school students. Panasonic’s long-term partner in this program is the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), one of the top engineering universities in New Jersey. For more information, visit http://www.panasonic.com/cdc/about.asp.