CNY Steamboat Challenge 2016 Results
SYRACUSE, NY (Oct. 15, 2016) – Brookfield Central School, from Madison County, dominated in the junior division of the second annual CNY Steamboat Challenge, which was held today at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology.
A total of 61 students comprising 35 teams participated in the design, build, and compete STEM event.
Students built a boat out of recycled materials, including a metal engine that produces stem to propel the boat when heated by a tea light candle. Teams of between one and four students in grades four through 12 raced their boats on 3 inches of water inside 10-foot-long inflatable tracks.
The student STEM competition was divided into two levels: junior for students in grades four through eight and senior for students in grades nine through 12. Here are the winners in each level:
First place: Lacie Head, an eighth-grader from Brookfield Central Schools, with her boat, LH8; 42 seconds
Second place: Joshua Koshy, an eighth-grader from Faith Heritage School, with his boat, Speedy1; 44 seconds
Third place: Austin Owen, an eighth-grader from Brookfield Central Schools, with his boat AO8; 54 seconds
First place: Youanis Garcia, a junior, and Lalita Dahal, a sophomore, both attending the Syracuse Academy of Science, with their boat Lil’ Richard; 31 seconds
Second place: Phuong Nguyen, a senior at Institute of Technology at Central in the Syracuse City School District, with his boat The Murphy; 38 seconds
Third place: Trang Nguyen, a junior at Corcoran High School, with his boat TN11; 48 seconds
Winners received a medal and the winners’ schools received a plaque.
After the final heats, the top teams in each level raced against each other to see who would take home the Admiral’s Trophy. The winner was the senior-level team of Youanis Garcia and Lalita Dahal, from the Syracuse Academy of Science.