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WNY High Schools compete in Tech Wars at NCCC

Posted at 6:49 AM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 06:50:05-05

SANBORN, N.Y. (WKBW) — For the 23rd year, Tech Wars, a competition where more than 25 WNY schools face off in tech related events, saw students use what they learn in the classroom for real world applications.

"They think on their own and use what they have as education to put toward solving these problems," Adam Taber, technology teacher at Starpoint said.

Tech Wars is a day packed with events including robotic competitions, seismic building design, bridge design, parametric modeling and architectural design among others. It allows students like Sweet Home senior Jacob Lymberopolous a chance to improve his skills before going to college.

"I'm looking at aerospace engineering and chemical engineering," Lymberopolous said, "For aerospace engineering this is exactly what I want to do."

That type of enthusiasm is exactly why the teachers do Tech Wars each year.

"Seeing them start off with an idea and then find the final result and get this excited is the best thing I have ever done in my life and in my career," Taber said.

Tech Wars is expected to return in 2021.