Students Win STEM Competitions


Students at the Atlantic County Institute of Technology (ACIT) won first place at the NJ SkillsUSA Championship in Somerset County for inventing a way to desalinate ocean water and provide electricity and dietary salt using geothermal power, Michelle Brunetti Post of the Press of Atlantic City reports.

The team including  seniors Jaythan Alvarado of Mullica Township, Patrick Daly, of Egg Harbor City and junior Jerry Geese of Buena will compete in the national SkillsUSA competition in Kansas City Mo.

In addition, “Cape May Technical High School students Austin DiCola and Patrick Haigh won a first place for Audio/Radio Production at the state SkillsUSA contest,” the article said. “Another ACIT team of co-valedictorian Chris Frederickson, 18, of Ventnor; David Vassallo, 17, of Absecon; and Matt Whitley, 18, of Egg Harbor Township, won first place for System Control Technology at the state Technology Student Association competition at the College of New Jersey recently, and are heading to the national championships June 28 in Orlando, Fla.”

ACIT Students Take First Place in NJ Skills USA Championship

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