Herkimer’s Principles of Engineering class recently participated in an engineering competition called STEAM Revolution through PicoTurbine. In this competition, groups were given a kit of materials (shown right) and challenged to engineer something from the materials. Other materials were allowed, but efficiency was encouraged, with extra consideration for recycled materials.
Every entry had to be accompanied by a write-up, in which the aspiring engineers discussed their project in terms of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) principles that went into their design. Also a short video was required for each project.
Herkimer entered three teams under Mr. Nicklaw’s supervision into competition that was capped at 100 teams. With a high score of 95 out of 100 on the judging rubric, one of the Herkimer teams took first place with their prototype for a water wheel.
Congratulations to winners: Daegan Hight, Joe Perkins, and Nick Stallman!
Their project video can be seen in full below or on YouTube.