GPS Engineering Design And Application Students Take To The Pool

Thursday, March 14, 2019
GPS students testing their rafts
GPS students testing their rafts

When it comes to crafting a seaworthy vessel, cardboard rarely tops the list of best materials, but GPS students have long tested function over fabrication in their engineering design and application class.

This semester, students in Jill Pala Pieritz’s engineering class designed and built cardboard boats and then put their crafts to the test in the school pool. Four teams took to the water and launched their boats for a race across the width of the pool and back.

The competing teams were:

Spike the Dragon built by Ella Ensign, Kayla Milner, and Star Stowell

Bikini Bottom Express built by Abby Grace Kueter, CJ Polk, and Manasa Makam

The Iceberg built by Lauren Thacker, Emily Kreek, Charlie Haynes, and Astrid Cantrell

Ocean's Raft built by Savannah Stout, Emily Richardson, and Catherine Lynch

Ultimately the Bikini Bottom Express was victorious with The Iceberg making a last-minute lunge at the finish.
 

GPS students testing their rafts
GPS students testing their rafts

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