New Lebanon Teams Win Engineers’ Week Competion
Feudal Five and 2nd Derivative were the two New Lebanon High School teams that competed at the Engineers’ Week High School Competition hosted by General Dynamics in Pittsfield. Both teams were comprised of AP Physics students.
The two teams competed against 11 other teams in a competition that measured the accuracy and precision of a catapult that each team built prior to the event and a poster competition which explained the team’s catapult.
Feudal Five members Michael Bienes, Lauren Borosky, Campbell Lindsay, Sarah Risko and Kyle Trombley won first place in both the poster and catapult competition! Their catapult, named “The Galifianakis,” beat every other catapult in the siege of Castle Greylock, which was this year’s contest scenario.
2nd Derivative’s members Jessica Alber, Dustin Gubitz, Kelsey Hennig and Shane Powell won second place in the poster competition. They named their patriot catapult “U.S. Loyal.”
The academic and hands on competition promotes an increase in the understanding of and involvement of young people in the growing field of engineering. Fostering an interest in engineering and technology careers ensures a successful future society full of new inventions, technologies and designs.
This is the seventh year that New Lebanon has competed and the school has won the event four times. General Dynamics gave both of the winning teams gift cards. Congratulations to both teams!