Atoms take home Gold in CNY Steamboat Competition

Utica Academy of Science Junior Senior High School 7th and 8th grade students competed and took home the gold in the annual CNY Steamboat Competition held at the MOST.

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021—Utica Academy of Science Junior Senior High School school made waves at the annual CNY Steamboat Challenge presented by the MOST.

On Saturday, October 23rd Atoms took to the sea in the STEM competition in 'pop-pop' or 'putt-putt' boat engineering. For this competition students could work in teams of 2-3 or individually, and were tasked with designing and constructing a miniature working steamboat powered by a single tealight candle. Teams would then present their design to the judges and are scored in 5 categories, as well as, their boat's best race time in 2 attempts.

Scoring for the CNY Steamboat Competition was based on the following criteria:

  • Boat Specification
  • Race Time
  • Student Presentation

Congratulations to all of our 7th & 8th grade Atoms who took home the gold in this year's STEM competition. We are very proud of you, your hard work and all that you have accomplished! A special shout out and thank you to coaches Mr. Babacan, Mr. Oncu and Mr. Duman who helped the students accomplish their goals and encouraged them along the way. Way to go Atoms!


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