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2 Jun 2013

Harambee will travel to Oregon for National Competition

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June 2, 2013 Category: Local Posted by:

Students place first at 2013 MESA Bio-Engineering challenge

 

Five seventh grade students from the Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School took first place honors in the 2013 Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Bio-engineering competition which was held at the Temple University College of Engineering.

 

The students: Radya Hennie, Ahmad Curtis, Aaliyah Ellerbee, Taleah Robinson and Stephano Hines) designed a prosthetic limb device, which was named H3.  Students were able to make changes to the design on the spot and earned their first place title.

 

“I am proud of how the students were able to focus on the missions and wisely use their time,” said Ayanna Thompas, science teacher at Harambee.  “When I saw them complete the first mission in record time, I knew they had a good chance to win.”

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Harambee competed against other local middle and high schools.  MESA will hold its national 2013 competition in Oregon on June 21.  The five Harambee students and Thompas will be competing in the competition.

 

About the Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School

 

The Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School is an African-centered public charter school that teaches students the critical life skill of Education for Self-Reliance through the tools of science and technology.  Located in the heart of West Philadelphia, Harambee holds the distinction as one of Pennsylvania’s first public charter schools, and the Commonwealth’s first African-centered charter school.


 

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