Scheck Hillel Students Win First Place in 4th Annual CIJE Young Engineers Conference

Scheck Hillel Students Win First Place in
4th Annual CIJE Young Engineers Conference
North Miami Beach – Scheck Hillel Community School Grade 10 Students Jaime BurstynSamuel Levy and Elliot Shiro won first place in the 4th Annual CIJE (Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education) Young Engineers Conference 2018 in South Florida, for their invention of a smart intersection device that makes a 4-way stop more safe and efficient.
“Today we represented a community of five Jewish high schools all united by our commitment to, a passion for and investment in the power of infusing Jewish education with STEM education. The result is our vibrant, rising generation of innovators, leaders, global citizens, and dreamers...all guided by Jewish identity and values,” said Dr. Ezra Levy, Scheck Hillel Community School's Head of School. “Congratulations to Jaime, Samuel, Elliot and their teacher, Michelle Murray, for this incredible accomplishment.”
Scheck Hillel hosted this year’s event, in which students from five different South Florida Jewish high schools presented their original STEM capstone projects and had the opportunity to interact with other students by sharing their project experiences.
Second place was awarded to Katz Yeshiva High School’s traffic light intersection device that calculates the speed in which cars should go to make traffic more efficient; and third place was awarded to David Posnack Jewish Day School’s robot injector, which helps people with injection anxiety.
"On behalf of the more than 200 schools that are in CIJE's programs nationally, we are so happy to be here today," said Jason Cury, CIJE's president and founder. According to him, CIJE was created to give students the opportunity to think outside the box and show them how you can accomplish different things by using critical thinking skills.

About Scheck Hillel Community School
From early childhood through Grade 12, Scheck Hillel Community School educates and inspires students to become exemplary global citizens with enduring Jewish identity, values and a commitment to the State of Israel, through a college preparatory curriculum and meaningful co-curricular experiences, guided by Orthodox teachings and set within a nurturing, diverse community. Scheck Hillel is one of the world's largest Jewish community day schools and a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. For information, please visit eHillel.org.
About The Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education (CIJE)
The Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education (CIJE) is a non-profit organization, which provides STEM resources and curricula to schools, exposing students to multiple STEM problem-solving perspectives, and hands-on technical skills that scientists and engineers would use for solving real-world problems. The structure of our CIJE-Tech program provides additional opportunities, such as our annual CIJE Innovation Day, for introducing students into the culture of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The CIJE-Tech program is designed to proceed over a 2-year time period, with each year providing a unique set of lessons and experiences for the students. Many students feel that the programs have changed their lives in a number of positive ways, such as confidence, academic growth, and above all, contributing to an original project that they can call their own.