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St. Albans City School students bring home awards from Engineering Day

posted Mar 28, 2011, 2:22 PM by Lucie deLaBruere

St. Albans City School showcase their skills at UVM Engineering Day

 

Over 50 students from St. Albans City School and their coach, Mr. Blair Smith,  flooded the Vermont Air National Guard building on March 24 to participate in the University of Vermont annual Engineering Day with inventive and innovative designs for the next Smart Phone, passive helicopters, and edible cars.   Students returned home with increased awareness of engineering thought, enthusiasm about future careers, and 4 winning awards from the day’s competition.

 

Cordelia Bell and Veronica Farr’s Edible Car won First Place for best Car Design.  – A team made up of Arnela Gruijic, Codi Lulek, Jana Somero, Janae Somero’s  placed 2nd in the Passive Helicopter Competition.  Derek Dodge and Gary Lawton brought home the Most Creative Smartphone design award, while Andi Esenler and Liam Morton won the award for Best Overall Smartphone Design.

 

Over 148 teams from 16 schools participated in this annual event sponsored by the University of Vermont School of Engineering.  Competitions included edible cars, pasta bridges,  passive helicopters, wind turbines, hangar roof trusses and smartphone  of the future design. 

 

St. Alban City School’s participation in UVM Engineering Day was funded by an   Innovation grant secured by Mrs. deLaBruere to promote Creativity and Innovation in the classroom.  UVM’s new Smartphone Design Competition was designed as part of the (CSI-Create Simulate and Innovate) grant by St. Alban City School art teacher, Mr. Tony Galle in collaboration with Mathematics teacher – Ms. Laura Eichorn.   The CSI Grant goals include increased student participation in learning activities that promote creativity and innovation, along with increased professional development for teachers.

 


A team made up of Arnela Gruijic, Codi Lulek, Jana Somero, Janae Somero’s  placed 2nd in the Passive Helicopter Competition.



Cordelia Bell and Veronica Farr’s Edible Car won First Place for best Car Design.


Andi Esenler and Liam Morton won the award for Best Overall Smartphone Design.


Derek Dodge and Gary Lawton brought home the Most Creative Smartphone design award


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