Students from the engineering program at Grundy County High School participated in an engineering design challenge on February 19, at the U.T. Space Institute on the grounds of AEDC. Students were presented a scenario and given an array of parts. The students were then allotted two hours to design, construct, and test their projects.
Before final testing, student teams presented their design to a panel of judges with rationale of what they designed and why.
This competition was sponsored by the University of Tennessee Space Institute and was open to schools near AEDC as part of National Engineers’ Week. In all, there were 24 teams from seven different schools.
The students from G.C.H.S. ranged from grades 9-12. All five teams from GCHS were successful in their designing and testing segments of the competition as well as their presentations.
The team of Andrew Barrett and Luke Sweeney, both sophomores at G.C.H.S., finished in third place overall and were recognized for their achievement.
The participating GCHS teams were:
• Sophomores Andrew Barrett and Luke Sweeney
• Cameron Elsea (Senior) and Dan Green (Junior)
• Harley Nunley (Sophomore) and Gage Easterly (Junior)
• Freshmen Dawson Misiolek and Kaitlyn Kirby
• Sawyer Hawk (sophomore) and Maddy Shrum (Freshman)