CNY Steamboat Challenge 2017 Results
The third annual CNY Steamboat Challenge was held at the MOST on Saturday, October 14, 2017.
A total of 76 students comprising 31 teams participated in the Steamboat design, build, and compete STEM competition.
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 competition was divided into three levels: Division I (grades 4-6), Division II (grades 7-8) and Division III (grades 9-12). Here are the winners:
First place: Krimp Boat of Morgan Road Elementary; 44 seconds
Second place: Team RJ of Stonehedge Elementary; 73 seconds
Third place: Sea Stars of Hughes Elementary; 86 seconds
First place: The Cheetah of Syracuse Academy of Science; 36 seconds
Second place: Got Science? of Brookfield Central; 68 seconds
Third place: Mermaid of Brookfield Central; 147 seconds
First place: Team Supreme (no school name); 15 seconds
Second place: Hopefully this Works of Syracuse High; 16 seconds
Third place: Tessa Boat of Syracuse Academy of Science; 19 seconds
Winners received a medal and the winning schools received a plaque.
After final heats, top teams in each Division raced against each other to see who would take home the Admiral’s Trophy. The 2017 winner was Division III team, Team Supreme.