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. 21. The students were trained in digital electronics, 2D animation and design, video game design 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 $200 and the second place winners were awarded $100. In addition, winners who placed first, second and third were awarded a scholarship for $1,500, $1,000 and $750 respectively. The fourth and fifth place students were awarded a tuition voucher for a business and community services course.
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: Jacob Liston from Tuscarawas Valley High School, first place; Nick Foster from Coshocton County Career Center, second place; Alex Watson from Tuscarawas Valley High School, third place; Aaron McCartney from Claymont High School, fourth place; and Alexia Stafford from Coshocton County Career Center, fifth place.
Entries for the CAD competition were based on themes given to the students during the training session. Students completed entries in the robotics and automation, theater backdrop, transportation, historical, futuristic and logo categories. The multimedia competition created simple, functional websites using production standards by incorporating color and design theory. Students in the animation design competition challenged students to combine computer graphics and sound files into a media presentation. The 2D animation and design winners are: Jessica Nemeth from Coshocton High School, first place; Christian Maize from Claymont High School and Darian Clugston from Tuscarawas Valley High School, second place; Rebecca Roth from Indian Valley High School and Austin Henry from Claymont High School, third place; and Kaley Coss from Tuscarawas Valley High School, fourth place.
The video game design competition winners are: Zac Kopp from New Philadelphia High School, first place; Brandon Laizure from Conotton Valley High School, second place; Cade Powers from Coshocton High School, third place; Ryan Richter from Garaway High School, fourth place; and Quintin Fettes from Cambridge High School, fifth 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: Caleb Abernethy from Coshocton County Career Center, first place; Lucas Whitmer from Tuscarawas Valley High School, second place; Clayton Swartzmiller from Dover High School, third place; Tyler Schrock from Garaway High School, fourth place; and Austin Wickham from Coshocton County Career Center, fifth place.
Pam Patacca, 330.308.7473, email@example.com
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Kent State University at Tuscarawas
Feb. 22, 2013