Howell High School Students Earn First Place at MITES Regional Competition

Howell High School Students Earn First Place at MITES Regional Competition
Posted on 05/03/2016
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Two students in Howell High School’s manufacturing and engineering program have advanced to the 88th Annual Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society (MITES) state student project competition. Projects by Howell students Logan Huff and Austin Rhodes both earned first place prizes in their category at the MITES Region 8 student project competition, earning the students a spot at the state competition. Additionally, Huff claimed the “Best of Division Award.” Both students entered their projects in categories within the Machine Shop Division.

Huff’s entry was a custom-made chess set that was entered in the game category. First, Huff designed each chess piece in the computer-aided-machining software MasterCam. Once each piece was designed, Huff used a computer-numerical-control (CNC) machine to create the pieces. Rhodes’ entry was a model cannon that he entered in the machine models category. Like Huff, Rhodes first had to design his cannon is MasterCam and then use a CNC machine to create the various pieces of the cannon. Once he had all of the pieces created, Rhodes assembled the cannon. Both projects took almost a year to complete.

The 88th Annual MITES Professional Development Conference and Student Project Competition will be held May 11-14 in Lansing. The MITES student project competition features 14 divisions. Each division is divided into several categories. Students who earn a first through fourth place prize in their division and category at a regional competition advance to the state competition.

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