GCS Students Win State Engineering Championship

Team from STEM Early College at N.C. A&T will
compete at the National Real World Design Challege

"Students from the STEM Early College at N.C. A&T will showcase their engineering skills on a national stage after being named North Carolina’s Real World Design Challenge State Champions.

The Real World Design Challenge is an annual competition that provides high school students with the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team environment.

This year, Team AeroHead from the STEM Early College at N.C. A&T impressed state judges by identifying a strategy and designing an associated unmanned aircraft system to target application of pesticides to ensure the health of the crops while reducing the negative effects of broad-based application.

“I am extremely proud of our all of our participants,” says teacher Calvin Miller. “At The STEM Early College at N.C. A&T we really push our students to be the best they can be with rigor, including project-based learning and innovative real-world opportunities. This year’s winning team is truly a cut above the rest because they had to manage first year college classes, AP High School classes and the demanding schedules.”

“You demonstrated innovation by experimenting with the unfamiliar, challenging familiar processes and methods, pushing the limits of current team thinking and adapting or creating tools/processes to increase efficiencies in your design,” said Ralph K. Coppola, founder of Real World Design Challenge in a letter to the team.

Team members are Todd Baldwin, Andrew Harvey, Meenakshi Immenani, Dylan Jordan, Vittorio Lagnerini, Carlo Lindner, Max Markovics, Emma Mengistu and coach Calvin Miller.

The national championship will be held online over the summer."

- A Press Release

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