Atoms Make Waves at the CNY Steamboat Competition

Syracuse Academy of Science students competed and took home first, second, third and fourth place in their respective divisions in the 2021 CNY Steamboat Competition presented by the MOST.

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021—Syracuse Academy of Science Atoms took home the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the annual CNY Steamboat Challenge presented by the MOST.

On Saturday, October 23rd Syracuse Academy of Science elementary, middle and high school students took to the sea in the STEM competition in 'pop-pop' or 'putt-putt' boat engineering. For this competition students could work in teams of 2-3 or individually, and were tasked with designing and constructing a miniature working steamboat powered by a single tealight candle. Teams would then present their design to the judges and are scored in 5 categories, as well as, their boat's best race time in 2 attempts.

Scoring for the CNY Steamboat Competition was based on the following criteria:

  • Boat Specification
  • Race Time
  • Student Presentation

Awards are given in three categories: Divisions I (grades 4-6), II (grades 7-8), and III (grades 9-12).

Congratulations to the following Syracuse Academy of Science High School students for placing in this year's Division III CNY Steamboat Competition.

  • First Place: Eva Acheampong and Janell Virgilio
  • Second Place: Yakina Sika Amoah and Grace ONeil
  • Third Place: Theodore Simon and Migual Mathis

Congratulations to the following Syracuse Academy of Science middle school students for placing in this year's Division II CNY Steamboat Competition

  • Fourth Place: Samara Hurtado and Arna Amoah

Congratulations to all of our Atoms who participated in this year's STEM competition. We are very proud of you, your hard work and all that you have accomplished! Please click here to visit our Facebook page to view more pictures from the 2021 CNY Steamboat Competition.


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