Union-Endicott Central School District News Article

Eighth-grade engineers win competition


Our very own team of eighth-graders Nick Bilotta, Josh Brunnabend, Ben Jobmann, and Josh Woods placed first at the 5th Annual Engineering Day competition, beating 84 other teams from area school districts!

About a dozen JFS students recently attended Engineering Day at Broome-Tioga BOCES where teams made up of four students are challenged to create the best functional Rube Goldberg machine. 

In the competition, students are provided with a set of materials for the project. Students do not know what the materials are until the competition starts and they have only three hours to complete the machine. 

This project allows students to work hands-on in solving a problem using their educational skills in science and math and interpersonal skills like time management and teamwork. This event truly aides in making school an enjoyable atmosphere for students, encouraging friendly competition while honing their skills in the areas of STEM.

Engineering Day, with the help of SUNY Broome, the Eastern Southern Tier Stem Hub, and Broome-Tioga BOCES gives school districts a fun and educational day of STEM. 

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