ITEEA Reach Challenge

ITEEA Reach Challenge
Graphic: Julia Graham and Samuel Topolosky“PVHS Students Earn Accolades for Design Projects”

Hillsdale, NJ, March 18, 2021:  Pascack Valley High School is pleased to announce that Julia Graham (grade 10) and Samuel Topolosky (grade 12) received Honorable Mention in this year's national Reach Challenge, presented through the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA). Julia & Sam, students in Ms. Danielle deQuintal’s Innovation and Design class, designed adaptive and assistive technology devices to aid Parkinson's patients who struggle with gait and balance issues.

Julia Graham
Photo of Julia Graham

Samuel Topolosky
Photo of Samuel Topolosky

“ITEEA’s REACH Challenge is an impactful Adaptive & Assistive Technology (AT) design-thinking project for middle school, high school, and college level STEM programs. Showcasing ITEEA’s mission that "Technology and Engineering Bring STEM to Life!," teachers are guided through a series of lessons to lead students in using their STEM skills to REACH a member of their community who has a challenge to overcome. This innovative project shows teachers how they can guide students to use STEM skills to help overcome human challenges for social good, making a real-world difference in the lives of those around them.”  (Source:
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