Innovative HAFTR juniors


HAFTR High School juniors (pictured from left) Ari Gurvitch, Ben Sides and Jacob Steinmetz recently participated in the second annual CIJE Tank competition, sponsored by the Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education. Seven teams from six yeshiva high schools presented their projects in front of three “sharks.”

“We worked tirelessly for two years in order to reach our desired outcome,” said Gurvitch, leader of the HAFTR team.

The team created a tire that would ultimately produce enough energy to power a car. Using piezoelectric tiles, a material that creates energy directly from pressure and vibrations, they were able to light up an LED, demonstrating that their concept worked.