Team of Oahu students wins an award for a device that helps those in need

Team of Oahu students wins an award for a device that helps those in need
Kalani students won second-place in the REACH Challenge for their innovative invention. (Source: ITEEA)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A group of Kalani High School students received a national award for their innovative device that helps those with special needs.

The high schoolers won second-place in the REACH Challenge, a national competition that encourages students to use their STEM skills to create adaptive and assistive technologies.

The team of students created what they call a “Magnetic C-Clamp.”

The contraption was used to help a woman with cerebral palsy safely secure her crutches.

With the help of their teachers, students learned how to use their STEM skills to prototype and design a device that could help a member of their community who has a challenge to overcome.

The competition was hosted by the International Technology and Engineering Educator’s Association.

For their invention, the students won a $500 prize that will go toward funding STEM programs at Kalani High School.

They also received a custom STEM Swag Bag and a special banner that they can display on campus.

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