The Kent State University at Tuscarawas Engineering Technology Department held the Regional Bridge Building Contest for area high school students during the annual Engineering Technology Opportunity Expo on February 24. Brandon Free and Patrick Moore from New Philadelphia High School won first place and Garrett Thompson from Tuscarawas Valley High School won second place.
Students had the opportunity to participate individually or in groups. Twenty-eight bridges were submitted by 31 students from Carrollton, Claymont, New Philadelphia, Strasburg, Dover and Tuscarawas Valley high schools.
The Tuscarawas Valley Society of Professional Engineers co-sponsored the contest and served as judges. All participants were awarded a participation certificate. In addition, the first and second place winners can compete in the International Contest to be held in Chicago, Ill. on April 30.
Pam Patacca, 330.308.7473, email@example.com
Dr. Kamal Bichara, 330.339.3391 ext. 47457
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
February 25, 2011