On Tuesday, May 23, HANC High School’s 11 teams of engineering students participated in The Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education (CIJE) Innovation Day. Students from across the country were tasked with creating Capstone Projects that help to solve a problem by using an Arduino to engineer their designs and create a final product.  “Following the engineering design process is key to completing any innovation or invention.  I taught my students how to effectively track the plans for their projects and complete the requirements,” explained Professor Amrit Singh, HANC High School’s Engineering, Physics. and Math teacher.

HANC High School Seniors Avi Baruch and Shmuel Woznica placed first for Best Pitch by describing a system they developed using LED lights to display the chances of rain over an 8-hour period to be used specifically for Shabbos or Yom Tov.

In the category of Engineering for School, HANC High School Sophomores: Menachem Adler, Elana Max, Zahava Speiser, and Noam Traeger placed second with “Homework-Helping-Hand,” a time-management organizational innovation to assist students in navigating their time and resources while completing homework.

A challenging and rewarding experience, the HANC High School Engineering teams are grateful for the opportunity to participate in The Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education (CIJE) Innovation Day 2023.

By Noam Trager ‘25