UVM CEMS Spire - January 2012


Hundreds of sponges, T-shirts, and toilet tissue rolls were catapulted by middle and high school students to five 'mock' communities in need during the 2011 UVM Aiken/TASC Delivery of Emergency Supplies" Challenges held in the UVM Patrick Gym tennis courts. Sponsored by the UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) and The Aiken Lecture Series as well as approximately 60 businesses, 60 teams from 21 middle and high schools competed for awards that included: IBM Overall Design Value Awards, PC Construction Cost Effective Delivery Awards, General Dynamics Delivery of Emergency Relief Awards, IEEE Smallest Energy Generation and Launch Footprint Awards, Husky Marketing Awards, Dynapower Delivery of the Most Emergency Supplies Awards, NRG Shortest Time to Deliver Emergency Supply Awards, and the Mylan Technology Emergency Video Awards for the best 30 to 60 second videos on Emergency Vehicle Preparedness.


Students had to work within a delivery area 20 feet long and 12 feet wide and had 15 minutes to generate energy and then use that energy to catapult their emergency supplies to five different locations. The size of each team's catapult devices had to meet specific parameters and each team was required to make a marketing presentation to representatives from Husky Injection Molding from Milton, Vermont. continued



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