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New York – Our Street Labs

New York – Our Street Labs

On May 7, 2013, some of our top students traveled to the Big Apple, set up a tent in Union Square, and showcased a variety of student-created technological solutions that can benefit the everyday lives of New Yorkers. They proved that sci-tech education is fun and builds careers. Visitors were delighted to try out the inventions and do experiments themselves.

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Our Street Labs tent in Union Square, moments before opening to share with New Yorkers our students Scientific Engineering inventions – and promote sci-tech education.

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The Street Labs tent in Union Square, New York, was opened by Israel’s Consul General to New York, Ido Aharoni (L) and our student, Mark Vaykhansky (17).      Mark said, “It’s a vast field…The sky’s the limit!”

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Students’ inventions included:

  • An allergy app to use while shopping
  • A device to prevent teen drunk driving by Skyping a warning to parents – and allowing them to block the engine.
  • A system to prevent illegal parking in disabled parking spots; it even issues parking tickets!
  • A device to alert the wearer of an impending epileptic fit
  • A computer program that summarizes pages of text, online and handwritten, saving students with learning disabilities time and effort.
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Our students visited local high school students in Manhattan and the Bronx, sharing their accomplishments and encouraging sci-tech studies.

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Our sci-tech team was accompanied by our young reporters from [link to content on Eye2Israel] Eye2Israel, an ambassadorial joint venture between Israel Sci-Tech Schools and Israel’s Foreign Ministry. Above, Carmel Libman greets guests at the Street Labs tent.

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