Area high school students demonstrate their fluid power projects during the Engineering Technology Opportunity Expo at Kent State Tuscarawas. (Submitted)

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Kent State University at Tuscarawas Engineering Technology Department has announced the winners of two recent competitions for area high school students.

Area high school students completed projects on alternative energy and fluid power. The projects were judged by a committee of campus faculty and staff during the Engineering Technology Opportunity Expo on February 21st. 

Alternative energy students were required to create a wind turbine to extract the maximum amount of energy from the wind. Zane Farrell from Buckeye Career Center won first place for his project, while Nicholas McRobie from Garaway took second and Dustin Kirtley from Tusky Valley placed third.

Students in the fluid power competition were trained on how to create a hydraulic robot to pick up mini bricks and place them on a stand.  Corey Keim of Tusky Valley took first place. Joshua Davala of Buckeye Career Center came in second, and Joshua Mark of Tusky Valley placed third.   

The first-place winners were awarded a $100 cash prize and a $1,500 scholarship. The second-place winners received $50 and a $1,000 scholarship, and the third-place winners were awarded $25 and a $750 scholarship. 


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