On Monday, June 5th, five teams presented their 10-week long buoyancy projects, in which students worked with Cooper Standard volunteers to build and print 3D boat models. The teams, Making Waves, Rich & Famous Boats, The Jays, Cadillacs, and River Renegades, were comprised of our 7th and 8th grade students. Each team was given 10 minutes to present their boat models, which were coded and developed to remain afloat on a body of water while holding weight and to test its performance after a drop test of 3 feet. Boat models were also evaluated for their manufacturing costs, which were accountable to labor, material, and 3D print time costs.
Students presented before a panel of judges that included S.A.Y. Play Director Mike Tenbusch and four representatives from Cooper Standard: Brigit Anthony (VP North America Engineering), Jeneen Rippey (Senior Director Quality / Operations Excellence), Scott Prygoski (Director of Engineering Systems), and Sabrina Walker (Marketing Coordinator).
We’re proud to share that all five boats were able to float when a minimum of 5g of weight was added, and all passed the drop test with no damage.
Read the full report of results here.
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