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Roxbury High School Reaches Semi-Finals in H2 Challenge

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Roxbury, NJ (January 5, 2017) – Students from the Physics & Tech classes at Roxbury High School (RHS) participated in the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Model Car Challenge sponsored by Trans-Option at New Providence High School on December 7th.

Teams built and designed cars under the guidance and direction of their teachers, Mr. Michael Gottfried and Mrs. Janina Lavigne.

H2 ChallangeRHS teams made it to the semi-finals before being eliminated.

The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Challenge is a hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program sponsored by Trans-Options. The H2 Challenge was first run in 2007, in keeping with Trans-Options’ commitment to educate students about the existence of alternative fuels.

“The program is open to high school student only, RHS adopted the program into Physics & Tech classes this year,” according to Denise Glenn, Supervisor of Science in Grades 7-12.

The challenge requires students to design, build, and race alternative energy model cars. In the process of designing their car, students learn about fuel cell technology. They are also required to submit a documentation portfolio, which presents the team’s concepts, designs, and comments.

More about TransOptions:

TransOptions works with community organizations and municipal governments to help improve the safety, mobility, accessibility and quality of life in northwest New Jersey. Our community-based efforts focus on making streets complete and efficient to all users, not just motorists, while emphasizing the importance of transportation to economic development.

TransOptions assists towns in attaining Sustainable Jersey certification, adopting Complete Streets policies, offering pedestrian safety, teen driving, and bicycle safety classes and offering two fun and immediately impactful events: October's Walk This Way Challenge and May's Bike to Work Challenge.

Through these efforts, TransOptions aims to maximize mobility of all residents and strengthen the local economy.


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