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The Kent State University at Tuscarawas Engineering Technology Department announced the winners of three competitions for area high school students during the Engineering Technology Opportunity Expo held Feb. 23. The students were trained in digital logic, 3D sculpting with ZBrush and robotics.
The submitted entries were judged by a committee of 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 are: William Noble from Coshocton County Career Center, first place; and Azriel Wollard from Coshocton County Career Center, second place.
Students in the 3D sculpting with ZBrush competition were trained how to create a model of his/her own choice using ZBrush, an industry-standard, digital 3D-sculpting package. The winners are: Samuel Gentile from Canton South High School, first place; Taylor Silknitter from Coshocton County Career Center, second place; and Molly Kistler from Coshocton County Career Center, third place.
Students in the robotics competition designed and constructed a robot using a Fischertechnik kit to move a block from start to finish. The robotics winner is Seth Ramsey from Tuscarawas Valley High School, first place.