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Engineering Technology/Project Lead the Way students were recently were honored for their top achievements during the EDD Showcase in the Performing Arts Center. Several students had the opportunity to present the projects they'd been working on all school year. Following the presentations cookies & punch were provided. Great job students! 

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On Thursday March 30th, Warsaw Area Career Center sent 50 students to participate at the Purdue Engineering Expo, a competition where students learn about the engineering field and demonstrate their engineering prowess. Throughout the event students had to design a tower made of straws capable of holding a 3 lb satellite and a foam roller coaster with the most design elements needed to simulate an intense space journey. Warsaw demonstrated their design skills nabbing 2 of 4 possible design awards (highest design and most unique elements) and taking 3rd place in the overall competition.

Warsaw Area Career Center took 3rd Place out of 53 teams.

Additional Awards:

Highest Design Challenge Score
Most Unique Roller coaster Element
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Students in Mr. Zakaria's Project Lead the Way: Introduction to Engineering Design classes have been designing, creating, and testing catapults recently.

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This past week students in Mr. Zakaria's Introduction to Engineering class performed a "paper drop" experiment to collect data related to precision and accuracy.

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Mr. Gibbens' Intro to Manufacturing class practiced with the Vacuum Form machine today. The machine heats the thermal plastic and then uses the vacuum to cool it into the shape being made. The manufacturing department has many different molds for the students to choose from as well.

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