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:

JUNIOR
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

SENIOR
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.

CNY Steamboat Challenge is organized by the Central New York Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and sponsored by the MOST and OBG. Support is provided by Lockheed Martin, NASA, Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Technology Alliance of Central New York (TACNY), and Carrier.