Members of The Haverford School's Soft Robotics Club presented their work at the Materials Research Society (MRS) spring meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Haverford was the only high school represented among 5,000 materials scientists and engineers. The students, Aditya Sardesai (sophomore), Bram Schork (eighth grade), Intel Chen (junior), Henry Sun (junior), Xavi Segel (senior), Matthew Baumholtz (senior), Cal Buonocore (senior), and Kyle Wagner (senior), won a Best Poster award for their work in edible robots, out of 450 posters presented.
Dr. Adam Stokes, a leader in the soft robotics field and professor of electronic and electrical engineering at The University of Edinburgh said, "This group of high school students managed to produce scientific work that was judged as being of world-leading quality at one of the top conferences in the world. Be proud and be inspired."