Students from the Westlake High School Technology & Engineering Department recently competed in the 61st Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair at Cleveland State University.
Winning 2nd place in the Engineering category was ROBERT SLATER for his project on inventing a power arm assist used for lifting heavy objects. Slater also won the following specialty categories:
- En Kephalos Science Journal Award;
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers Award;
- Cleveland Clinic Innovations Award;
- Parker Hannifn Corporation Award
- Northeast Ohio Society of Professional Engineers Award.
Winning 3rd place in the Engineering category were:
- HON KWOK for her project on minimizing the effect of Frazil Ice on underwater intake ports in Lake Erie. Kwok also won the Society for of Civil Engineers Award, and the Cleveland Water Alliance Award.
- CHRIS STONE for his project on a new pervious concrete used as a way to control water runoff. Stone also won the En Kephalos Science Journal Award and the First Energy Award.
- LOREN KREIDER for her project on an underwater breathing apparatus used for extended periods of time. Kreider also won the Northeast Ohio Society of Professional Engineers and the Vinarcik Family Award.
Winning 3rd place in the Environmental Science category was CAL CRAVEN for his project that dealt with controlling moisture content in clay tennis courts for greater playability.
Winning 3rd place in the Biology category was JAKE JOHANNI for his Hydroponic Growing System for plants. Johanni also won the Society for In Vitro Biology Award.
Winning honorable mention in the Engineering category were:
- NICHOLAS BUTTON for his rotating turbine system embedded in downspouts for creating electricity. Button also won the Ricoh Americas Corporation Award.
- CHRIS TSUEI for his solar balloon system for creating electricity. Tsuei also won the U.S. Navy and Marine Corporation Office of Naval Research Award.
There were a total of nearly 500 entries from 81 schools from all over Northeast Ohio in the 61st annual contest.