RLC STEAM Team Earns 2nd Place In STEAM Tank Challenge

The RLC STEAM Team recently tied for 2nd Place in the NJSBA STEAM Tank Challenge in the Middle School division. The STEAM Tank Challenge is a state-wide competition created and sponsored by NJSBA and the U.S. Army. The goal of STEAM Tank is to encourage New Jersey’s public school students in the areas of STEAM – science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. The competition asks student teams to invent something new, modify an existing product, or identify a situation or real-world problem that needs resolution, and present their idea to a panel of judges.

This year, the RLC STEAM Team presented their idea, called Mobily, which is an all-electric, eco-friendly RV that was geared towards people who have been directly affected by the effects of climate change. The students did months of research on how RVs work and how they would be able to make changes to current designs to make the vehicle more eco-friendly. They also consulted with several subject matter experts on the viability of their design.