Mount Olive Ministries will be represented by two teams at the Ole Miss Water Tower Engineering Competition on Friday, February 24, 2012.  The Mount Olive students are Antawn Easterling, Mariah Duckworth, Alana Peden, Hao Dang, Hannah Dukette, Hannah Love, Marquavias Sims.   This University of Mississippi Engineering Competition is for high-school students. The competition is sponsored by the School of Engineering, the Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE), and the Division of Outreach.

The tournament will consist of a morning team project and team test followed by an afternoon team water tower design competition. The water tower portion requires team members to construct a water tower prior to the competition.

Water Tower Construction Project (Shake Table Challenge) – Each teams will design and construct a balsa wood prototype model of a Water Tower, at a feasible cost, that can support a minimum of 1 pound of water and withstand forces of simulated earthquakes.

The Water Tower Competition teams are part of the Mount Olive Robotics program started in August 2010. Currently, the program has 34 students from 3rd grade to 12th grade.


Category: Ole Miss Competitions , Robotics