A large crowd (pictured below) turned out last week as the Howell Education Foundation honored participants and organizers of the fourth annual STEAM Tank Challenge. In a partnership with the U.S. Army, the New Jersey School Boards Association sponsors STEAM Tank, which is a contest allowing hundreds of students to compete in an open-ended design challenge. This year’s program drew more than 550 entries. Ninety teams of student finalists will present their ideas to the judges at Workshop 2019, taking place from Oct. 21 – 24 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

“We thank the Howell Education Foundation for focusing on the importance of STEAM education and bringing the STEAM Tank Challenge to the attention of students and the local school community,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director. “The enthusiasm for the program grows each year. It is a very important part of our collaboration with the U.S. Army to advance STEAM education in the schools.”

During an April 11 “Evening of the Stars” presentation by the Howell Township Education Foundation, Josh Langenberger, the advisor to the Howell Township Middle School South STEAM Tank Challenge 1st Place winners, praised the determination of the students who participated in the program.

Also honored during the program were Lawrence E. Bathgate II, Esq., Monica Hill, Sgt. Paul Mazzeo, Lt. Commander William A. Mohr and Patricia Callander.