As part of their progressive STEM Program, Mesivta Ateres Yaakov offers 2 years of engineering courses using the Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education (CIJE) curriculum. This year, MAY fielded multiple teams from the 9th and 10th grades to pitch their projects alongside over a thousand fellow high school students from 42 schools at the CIJE Innovation Day held at the American Dream Mall.
A few of the MAY projects were: F.L.A.R.E. - Fire Locator And Rapid Evacuator which is a new fire detection system that removes the mystery from a fire; The Unleaker - A way to save money by stopping leaks in your faucet; TempWrist - An innovative wearable device that utilizes technology to regulate body temperature.
The Mesivta is incredibly proud of all the students who worked tirelessly on their projects and Mr. Pinchas Fiber, CIJE Coordinator and MAY engineering teacher, who guided and instructed his students every step of the way. Of particular excitement this year was two MAY teams winning prizes for their presentations and the F.L.A.R.E. project taking home the 1st place trophy in the Assistive Technology category by 10th grade team Moshe Frisch, Akiva Mosak and Eli Zern.
“It’s been nine years since we began our pre-engineering course, complementing our STEM curriculum,” commented General Studies Principal Rabbi Sam Rudansky, “Mr. Fiber has done a spectacular job streamlining this course and guiding our students. We really have to thank CIJE and their entire staff for their continued support of this program.”