Commack Technology Students’ Inventiveness Wins Honors
Commack technology students earned three awards, including a first place award for $1000, at the 2012 High School Engineering & Technology Showcase Competition at New York Institute of Technology – Old Westbury Campus in April. The event is sponsored by New York Institute of Technology in partnership with Connect-To-Tech.
The Excellence in Engineering Award went to Anthony Bisulco, Ashley Cooper, and Binoy Daniel for their “Autonomous Robot Project,” a navigational robot with three modes of operation using sensor technology. Team members Scott Eisele, Andrew Fine, Matthew Green, Kimberly Moonsammy took first place with “Jerry Seinfish the Animated Clown Fish,” an animated joke-telling fish. The Innovation Award went to “Automatic Height Sensor,” which displays your height on an LED readout when you stand under the sensor. That was designed an built by team members Daniel Lukach, Mei Sheinbaum, and Matt Smith.Advisor Joseph Castrogivanni said, “As a technology teacher I help students apply science and math to create solutions to real problems. These students are quite inventive, and able to go from conceptualizing an invention to building it and testing it in the real world.” Mr. Castrogivanni is a member of Connect To Tech, a Long Island Works initiative. Its mission is to inspire and support students to connect to technology, education, and career opportunities through corporate, community, and academic partnerships.
By Brenda Lentsch