RobotThe members of “Team Mystery Gang” (Helena Van Hemmen, Jenny Greener, Leigh Forsyth) and “Team Transformers” (Matt Ramirez, Reed DiCenso, John Phelan, Jack Rallo) were among the teams from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional competing in the recent NJ Coast IEEE Robot Challenge.

Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

Seven teams made up of students from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School competed — with one RFH team achieving a third place finish — during the recent New Jersey Coast IEEE Robot Challenge, hosted at the Lincroft campus of Brookdale Community College.

“Team Starlords,” composed of seniors JC Liang, David Mancuso and Liam Packer, was the top RFH finisher among more than 40 teams representing 15 New Jersey high schools. During the five-hour event on Saturday, May 2, each team was required to build a robot using a kit. The teams were judged on their robots’ performance in a race, and also on oral and written reports. The 28 RFH students who took part in the competition, the goal of which is to make students aware of the requirements and workplace challenges facing today’s professional engineers, were sponsored by the school’s Scientific Frontier Club.

Also competing on May 2 were: “Team Bro-Bot” (Sheridan Camarata, Lindsey Corydon, Colin Courchesne); “Team IBCERN” (Charlie Barnes, Tristan Kilper, Arnold Muralt, Connor Placer); “Team Mystery Gang” (Leigh Forsyth, Jenny Greener, Helena Van Hemmen); “Team Pirates” (Land Barnum, Tommy Lenskold), “Team Star Fox” (Paddy Ahimovic, Bram Bruno, Christian Capanelli, Jack Padovano), and “Team Transformers” (Reed DiCenso, John Phelan, Jack Rallo, Matt Ramirez).