Shortly after students' arrived at the Academy, they worked in teams to create a sound-proof box that could muffle the sound of their cell phone. This year, they had a limited selection of materials and a standard-sized box. Students got very creative! As an added bonus, teachers created their own team and "competed against the students." The teacher team got very close to 0 dB leaking out of their box, but a student team got below 1 dB and took the lead! It was a great ice-breaking activity that set the tone for the rest of the Academy.