TEAMS wraps up at H.A.C.

HURLEYVILLE – Sullivan County BOCES’ TEAMS Challenge program wrapped up with a final event at the Hurleyville Arts Centre on Saturday, June 3.
The six teams from across the county each identified a problem in their school and developed a creative solution using design thinking and the integration of technology, engineering, the arts, mathematics and science concepts.
-Eldred: Students developed a working robotic “Book Bot” to carry materials and follow students who are on crutches.
-Monticello High School: The team designed a hydroponic window farm using water bottles recycled from the cafeteria to serve as containers for plants
-Monticello Middle School: The team designed and outfitted a relaxation station for stressed students, using Raspberry Pi technology.
-Sullivan West: Students planned a pergola, solar panels and shaded seating to complement the school’s greenhouse.
-Fallsburg: Students programmed a recycled television screen to stream school announcements, so that students would not miss them.
-Liberty: After their first project fell through, students were able to design, produce and install a gear to replace a missing part in a laminator.
The student TEAMS showcased their accomplishments in the Hurleyville Arts Centre’s ballroom in front of more than 75 guests. The TEAMS Initiative is a collaborative effort between Sullivan County BOCES, Sullivan school districts and the Hurleyville Maker’s Lab.
The Maker’s Lab provided technical support and workshops to the groups. The schools extended their thanks to the entire HML staff, including HML Director Mark McNamara and HML Community Liaison Denise Sullivan. Dr. Mike Uretsky from NYU and Dr. Cynthia Marcello from SUNY Sullivan were also present at the final event and shared their expertise with the groups.