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over 2 years ago

By Carey DE Keller

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Engineering Students become SkillsUSA National Champions

Winfield High School has just entered into an elite class of high schools. Three students; Lexi Wilson, Ashley Jarvis, and Michael Endicott, from the STEM Center for Innovation Engineering program competed at the 53rd Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Championships June 20-22 in Louisville, Kentucky.  They were named National Champions in Engineering Technology/Design, the first Kansas team to ever win this title.

Top 3 ~ Problem Solving

The same three students also took top 6 in their problem solving activity. They were among the top 3 in high school teams and the top 6 comprised of high school and college teams. Their task was to build a crane that could be manually powered, powered by a motor, and had to rotate 90 degrees and raise and lower. All of their tasked had to be completed while holding an egg and transporting it safely up and down. 

Introduction to Engineering

Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects like designing a new toy or improving an existing product.

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Digital Electronics

Students explore the foundations of computing by engaging in circuit design processes to create combinational logic and sequential logic (memory) as electrical engineers do in industry.

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Principles of Engineering

Students explore a broad range of engineering topics including mechanisms, strength of structure and materials, and automation, and then they apply what they know to take on challenges like designing a self-powered car.

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Civil Engineering and Architecture

Students learn important aspects of building and site design and development, and then they apply what they know to design a commercial building.

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Aerospace Engineering

Students explore the physics of flight and bring what they’re learning to life through hands-on projects like designing a glider and creating a program for an autonomous space rover.

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Computer Science Principles

Using Python® as a primary tool, students develop computational-thinking skills and tackle challenges like designing apps to solve real-world problems for clients. 

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Engineering Design and Development

Students identify a real-world challenge and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their unique solutions to a panel of engineers. 

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SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.

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