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STEMFEST KNOX

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Duration: 6 Hours

​​​​Saturday, February 27, 2016
Ariel Hall, 236 South Main Street, Mount Vernon
Presentations: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Awards: 4:00 p.m. ​

12 teams will compete in the toothpick bridge challenge!

 

​The objective of the toothpick bridge challenge is to design the most efficient, economical, functional and aesthetic bridge using only toothpicks and glue. Teams will be judged by a panel of industry experts for unique prizes. Awards include a glass-blown trophy handmade at the glass studio at The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology. Each winning team member will also receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend COTC.
 
The public is invited to watch and/or tour the manufacturing engineering technology labs in Ariel Hall. 

Hands-on engineering technology activities for children will be available and there will be 3-D printing. 

In its second year, STEMfest!® Knox represents a notable partnership among colleges. Kenyon College and Mount Vernon Nazarene University are also hosting challenges. Additional sponsors include SPI Spot and The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology with generous support from Ariel Corporation, Griffin Insurance, Siemens, Brenneman Lumber Co., Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County, First-Knox National Bank, Knox Community Hospital and Mount Vernon Rotary Foundation.​