Xavier High School teacher & Engineering Team Coach Michael Humphreys, Xavier students Mario Chris and Miraj Rahematpura, and Senator Len Suzio.
Members of the Xavier High School Falcons engineering team were presented with citations by State Sen. Len Suzio during a Nov. 29 ceremony at the State Capitol.
The team won this year’s Real World Design Challenge in April for designing a next-generation airplane wing that maximizes fuel efficiency and enhances performance.
The Real World Design Challenge is a national aviation design competition for high school students run by a public-private partnership with the goal of increasing the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce.
This year’s competition included more than 450 schools from 40 states.
“We want to do all we can to encourage students in greater Middletown and throughout the state to get exposed to engineering design and to show them that it has a major impact on the real world,” Suzio said. “Our goal is to build the next generation of Connecticut highly-skilled Connecticut engineers, and we are so proud of how Xavier performed in the challenge.”