|Biosystems Engineering Students Win 1st Place|
BsE Students Win 1st Place at National ASABE Conference
Undergraduate Biosystems Engineering students traveled to Portland, OR to attend the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) conference and participate in the student Fountain Wars competition. This year, the Fountain Wars competition required: 1) launching a tennis ball to accurately hit a target; 2) rolling a filled 2-Liter bottle up a short ramp; 3) knocking over six pop cans; and 4) filling a stand pipe with water. Teams were required to complete these tasks as quickly as possible using only the power provided by a small electric water pump. 100 feet of PVC pipe was provided onsite, and all other construction material had to fit in four suitcases meeting airline specifications for checked baggage.
The teamsí designs were built onsite during a 2-hour timed period. Additionally, a paper and oral presentation describing the designs were presented at the conference prior to the competition. The UT team included Curtis Million, David Foster, Tammy Cheung, Ken Swinson, and Steven Krajewski. Out of a possible 500 points, the UT team achieved a score of 433; the next highest score was 364. The team brought home 1st Place Overall and also won the Most Innovative Design award. Congratulations go out to all the UT Fountain Wars Team Members!
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