Stevens Bringing High School Traders to Financial Lab

The closest most high school students can get to the technology in use on Wall Street trading floors is through a tour of the financial district.

But that will change April 25, as Stevens welcomes teenagers to its state-of-the-art Hanlon Financial Systems Laboratory to take part in the Trading Day competition, presented in partnership with the New Jersey chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America.

This exciting competition will challenge high school students to pile up the strongest returns by trading stocks and equities — using market information accessible in the Hanlon lab — as they face off against other New Jersey schools for prizes and scholarship opportunities at Stevens.

The Hanlon lab offers students and researchers access to Bloomberg terminals, real-time market data, and cutting-edge programs used in quantitative finance and Big Data analytics. The lab has been a hit with industry and alumni since opening in 2012.

To be eligible, a school must register four students and a teacher or administrative adviser. Schools may register multiple teams, if space allows. The priority registration deadline is March 1; teams can register here or get more information by contacting Michelle Crilly at (201) 216-8983.