Two Riverhead High School groups that out-engineered teams from across Long Island at the Next Generation STEAM Competition were recognized by the Riverhead Central School District Board of Education on June 19.
During the regular board meeting, the team members presented their winning projects to the audience before being presented with certificates of recognition.
The first team, made up of students Erick Behr, Kyler Driscoll, Brandon Esobar, Alae Mohammad and Yash Patel, earned first place in the robotics category at the competition for designing and constructing a robot to complete tasks based on a theme of space exploration using a robotics kit called SnappyXO.
The second team, comprised of students Julia Babicz, Ailie Kinnier, Abigail Morreale and Lesli Maldonado Velasquez, garnered the second-place trophy in the makerspace category. The team was tasked with designing a project that addresses a problem related to space exploration using everyday recycled materials.