Wednesday, April 20, 2016

8th annual “Engineer’s Week Challenge”

Sitting behind the table: Jaden Horner, Jerry McClannan, Christopher Sykes, Adam Eberwein, Dave Mathews, and Stanley Hughes, GHS Career Tech Director. Standing: Student participants from the 11 teams
First Row: Winning Team - Jacob Hounshell, Peter Pandey, Quintin Muhlenkamp,
and A.J. Bowers; Jerry McClannan, Mote & Associates. Second Row:
Teachers - Christopher Sykes and Adam Eberwein (absent – Dylan Gilbert)
In recognition of National Engineer’s Week (February 21–27, 2016), Mote & Associates, Inc. and the Greenville High School Engineering Tech Prep Class taught by Mr. Christopher Sykes and Mr. Adam Eberwein collaborated for the 8th annual “Engineer’s Week Challenge”.

The Mote engineers mentored the students as they worked on their designs of a balsam wood ‘Gantry Frame’. Then they served as judges in the annual “Engineer’s Week Challenge” which consisted of the construction and breaking of the frames by 11 different teams of students in the class. The team with the highest efficiency (frame carried the most weight in comparison to the frame’s weight) was declared the winning team. The winners of the “Engineer’s Week Challenge” (students A.J. Bowers, Dylan Gilbert, Jacob Hounshell, Quintin Muhlenkamp, and Peter Pandey) and their teachers, Mr. Sykes and Mr. Eberwein, were rewarded with certificates and a gift from Mote & Associates. Participants from Mote & Associates included Jaden Horner, Dave Mathews, Jerry McClannan, Mitch Pitsenbarger, and Matt Venable.

Mote & Associates is a Civil Engineering & Surveying Company located at 214 West Fourth Street in Greenville and consists of 18 employees. They also promote careers in engineering in other ways. They sponsor a scholarship in the spring (see for details), encourage student mentorships throughout the school year, and hire engineering interns as warranted by their work load.

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