Engineering Technology Competition Winners Announced
The Kent State University at Tuscarawas Engineering Technology Department announced the winners of four competitions for area high school students during the Engineering Technology Opportunity Exposition held Feb. 26. The students were trained in digital electronics, 3D modeling and printing, photo illustration, and robotics.
The submitted entries were judged by a committee of local industry leaders, high school teachers and campus faculty. First place winners were awarded $100 and the second place winners were awarded $50. In addition, winners who placed first, second and third were awarded a scholarship for $1,500, $1,000 and $750 respectively.
Digital electronics students constructed working digital stopwatches using the computer and electronic facilities at the campus. They learned the basics of AutoCAD, printed circuited board fabrication and soldering/desoldering techniques. The winners for digital electronics are: Kait Soles from Coshocton County Career Center, first place; Sean Ondayko from Coshocton County Career Center, second place; and Lea Hofmeister from Coshocton County Career Center, third place.
Students in the 3D modeling and printing competition were given instruction on how to build a solid model using one of the top industry solid modeling programs and then have it printed using the campus 3D printers. The 3D modeling and printing winners are: Jayden Stearns from Indian Valley High School, first place; Jadynn Veigel from Canton South High School, second place; and Lucas Whitmer from Tuscarawas Valley High School, third place.
Photo illustration students were instructed on how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a poster advertising next year’s competition that will be distributed to all participating high schools. The theme was “How Big Can You Dream.” The photo illustration winners are: Sarah Patterson from Canton High School, first place; Sarah Nitzsche from Canton South High School, second place; and Kara Barger from Indian Valley High School, third place.
Students in the robotics competition designed and constructed working robots using Lego Mindstorm kits. These robots have various functions such as motion light sensing and obstacle detection. The robotics winners are: Solomon Whitmire from Claymont High School, first place; Logan Fisher from Coshocton County Career Center, second place; and Scott Hart from Coshocton County Career Center, third place.