Atoms STEAM on to Victory at the MOST

High School Atoms competed in the MOST's CNY Steamboat Challenge where they took home not only 1st place but, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place, as well

Saturday, October 19, 2019—Atoms competed in the MOST's CNY Steamboat Challenge, and did what our Atoms do best … they came to compete and WON! With over 60 teams participating from across Central New York, we are proud of our students for taking home not only 1st place, but 2nd, 3rd and 4th place, as well for the high school competition. Middle School and the Elementary school were not far behind with taking home 3rd and 4th place.

Participants were tasked to work in teams of up to here to build a steamboat out of recycled materials that runs on steam created by the heat of a tea candle. The boats raced on 3" of water in an inflatable raceway that measures 110" long by 6" wide. Participants were judged by the following criteria.

  • Speed of boat
  • Team's presentation to judges about how they built the boat and what they learned
  • Team's creativity and innovation in designing the boat


High School Competition

Congratulations to the following students

First Place: Benjamin Cameron

Second Place: Brianna King and Joseph Capra

Third Place: Ekrem Cetin

Fourth Place: Anthony Losurdo, Abdul Pady and Abdullah Cetin

8th grade students Malaysia Green and Maya Plaza won the 'Steamboat Competition.'


Middle School Competition

(Division I: 4th-6th grade. Division II: 7th-8th grade)

Third Place: Cesar Lazcano, Nasir Parks, and Ne’Reah Rivers

4th Place: Cece Goodyear and Erica Buck


Elementary School Competition

Team SAS Zero Sugar were thrilled to be competing in this year's competition. With weeks of boat construction, the team unfortunately didn't place, and are already thinking of new designs for next year.

Congratulations to all our Atoms who competed. We are so proud of you!


Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

SAS Elementary School

4837 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13205
Phone: 315-469-9404
Fax: 315-469-9408

SAS Middle School

200 West High Ter. Syracuse, NY 13219
Phone: 315-487-5986
Fax: 315-487-5824

SAS High School

1001 Park Ave. Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-428-8997
Fax: 315-428-9109


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Phone: 315-671-5470
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