Four Howell High School student’s earned honors at the 88th Annual
Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society (MITES) state
student project competition. Logan Huff, earned the Grand Award in the
Machine Shop Division for his chess set. The Grand Award is the highest
honor awarded in a division. Austin Rhodes earned first place in the
machine models category of the Machine Shop Division for his model
cannon and Drake Coy earned first place in the photo-realistic rendering
category of the Mechanical Drawing Division for his reverse engineering
drawing of a spray gun. Additionally, Anthony Tedesco earned sixth
place in the rapid prototyping – assembly category of the Mechanical
Drawing Division for his 3-D printed and assembled steam engine.
Huff and Rhodes utilized the computer-aided-machining software
MasterCam to design their projects and a computer-numerical-control
(CNC) machine to create the pieces for their projects. To create his
project, Coy used the computer-aided design software Inventor 2016 to
create a drawing of the various pieces of the spray gun. Tedesco used
Inventor to draw his steam engine and create STL files, which were sent
to the 3-D printer.
The 88th Annual MITES Professional
Development Conference and Student Project Competition was 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.