Each month, regional high school students will be signing up to compete in a monthly engineering meet. At the meet students will be issued a design challenge, and will work in teams of two to three to meet that challenge. After 45 minutes, the designs will be evaluated, and the meet winners will be determined.
The February challenge was to create a water wheel that would turn the most times in response to a stream of water. The number of revolutions in a set time was measured to determine the winner. The following teams were winners:
First place team: 86 revolutions.
Galen Mayhew, Kevin Montambault and Peter Ruimerman.
Second place team: 82 revolutions.
Kyle Joba-Woodruff, Jack O’Malley and Michael Schroeder.
Third place team: 60 revolutions.
Lucan Amarins, Samantha Bunker and Sophie Ulyatt.
The March challenge was to produce the largest number of functional hot air balloons given a limited amount of material and time. The balloons were made from plastic produce bags, birthday candles, straws and aluminum foil.
First place team tie: 10 hot air balloons in 40 minutes
Lucas Amarins, Willoe Maynard and Sophie Ulyatt
Galen Mayhew, Kevin Montambault and Peter Ruimerman
Second place team: 5 hot air balloons in 40 minutes
Kyle Joba-Woodruff, Jack O’Malley and Barra Peak
Third place team: 1 hot air balloon in 40 minutes
Thorpe Karabees, Andrew Ruimerman and Willow Wunsch.