Five teams of Harker fourth and fifth graders were winners at The Tech Challenge, held March 30-31 at The Tech Museum of Innovation in downtown San Jose. The theme of the competition, “No Roads, No Problem,” challenged students to create a hovercraft that could traverse various terrains.
Get Teched – made up of fourth graders Risa Chokhawala, Rohan Goyal, Brandon Labio and Trisha Shivakumar – was one of three teams in the Grades 4-5 category to receive the Outstanding Overall award for best overall performance. Also winning Outstanding Overall was Donut Dogs, composed of fifth graders Janam Chahal, Sofia Shah, Brenna Ren and Ananya Pradhan, which also earned second place in the video contest.
Fourth graders Kamala Smith, Ameera Ramzan, Adrian Roufas and Nicholas Knauer – known collectively as Yes We KAAN – received the Outstanding Engineering Journal award, while Orange Duo, consisting of fourth graders Neel Kumar and Cole Uhlig, were presented with the Judges’ Inspiration Award. Best Teamwork went to the Hover Eagles, comprising fourth graders Orion Ghai, Samaara Patil, Nikhil Bawa and Aanya Mukherjee.