BOCA RATON, Fla. — More than 100 students interested in engineering competed in Boca Raton for Innovation Day.
The high school students showed off their engineering capabilities by designing and building gadgets. Several students won awards for their creations. The teens were from several schools from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Michelle Murray the STEM teacher at Scheck Hillel Community School said, "The whole idea of engineering competition is to allow students to have a better feel for how to understand engineering while they are in high school with possibly pursuing when they go to college."
Dr. Yosef Wolf is the STEM Director at Katz Yeshiva High School of South Florida where the competition was hosted.
"Every year I find that the level gets better and better and better of what our students do." A student won second place.
"It was a lot of work but it was really fun and it was worth it."