Engineering Technology Department Competition Winners
The Kent State University at Tuscarawas Engineering Technology Department announced the winners of five competitions for area high school students during the Engineering Technology Opportunity Exposition held Feb. 25. The students were trained in digital logic, 3D modeling and printing level one and two, photo illustration and robotics.
The submitted entries were judged by a committee of local industry leaders, high school teachers and campus faculty and staff. First place winners were awarded $100, second place winners were awarded $50 and third place winners were awarded $25. In addition, winners who placed first, second and third were awarded a scholarship for $1,500, $1,000 and $750 respectively.
Digital logic students were required to create an original logic design of a working “Safety Alarm System” capable of simulating a fail proof alarm system for a hypothetical system consisting of - two doors, two windows and one garage door system. The winners for digital logic: Jacob Jeffries from Canton South High School, first place; Jadynn Veigel from Canton South High School, second place; and Jacob Henry from Coshocton County Career Center, third place.
Level one 3D modeling and printing students with no prior knowledge of solid modeling were shown how to create a 3D part logo for the Leadership Tuscarawas organization, along with a description of why he/she chose the design. The 3D modeling and printing level one winners are: Derek Moreland from Claymont High School, first place; Shane Unkefer from Carrollton High School, second place; and Caroline Lehman from Dover High School, third place.
Level two 3D modeling and printing students used their prior experience with the Autodesk Inventor solid modeling software, while working in teams, to create a finished working assembly. The challenge was to create a “material handling device” that is capable of picking up a block while incorporating a given part in their design. The 3D modeling and printing level two winners are: Zach Houze and Andrew Smith from Dover High School, first place; Nate Ackerman and Nicklaus Walsh from Tuscarawas Valley High School, second place; and Solomon Walker and Chase Ricker from Claymont 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 “Inventing the Future.” The photo illustration winners are: Christy Shoemaker from Belmont Career Center, first place; Kathryn Crabtree from New Philadelphia High School, second place; and Britney Myers from Tuscarawas Valley High School, third place.
Students in the robotics competition designed and constructed a robot using a Fischertechnik kit to move a block from start to finish using two different mechanical processes. The robotics winners are: Dakotah Miller from Canton South High School, first place; Nathan McFarland from Canton South High School, second place; and Nicklaus Walsh from Tuscarawas Valley High School, third place.