Fossil students demo supersonic ping pong launcher
When professional engineer Hugh Kirbie asked students in the STEM Academy at Fossil Ridge High School which after-school project they wanted to work on, they decided building a supersonic ping-pong ball launcher sounded fun.
After spending six hours a week for six months building the complex machine, the students demonstrated it to their peers, shooting a ping pong ball at a paddle on the other side, splintering a hole right through it.
"We're the only people in the world who've made this with an electromagnetic trigger, so that's a good thing to put on your resume for college to make you stand out," sophomore Jared Corp said."The demonstrations are my favorite part, because you get to see the public appreciation for how much work you put in."
Congratulations to 2016 Scholastic Art Award Winners
More than 60 middle and high school students from Poudre School District earned awards for their art at the 2016 Scholastic Art Awards, including 25 students who won the top honor of a Gold Key award.
Students could submit work in categories like photography, digital art, editorial cartoon, fashion, painting, sculpture, flash fiction, humor, journalism, novel writing, personal essay and poetry.
The Colorado art show, which received more than 5,000 submissions, falls under the umbrella of the national Scholastic Art and Writing Awards organization, a nonprofit that recognizes and celebrates the work of creative teenagers.
In addition to the awards, several students also received college scholarships for their work.
The district reception will be April 26 at Rocky Mountain High School from 5:30-7 p.m. A gallery of the winning artwork is on display from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily until March 18 at The History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver CO.
Click here to see a list of winners. Check back soon for a PowerPoint of students' work.
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