On April 16, DCIU’s 2nd Annual STEM Design Challenge was held at the Delaware County Technical High School in Aston, PA. Nearly 200 students from 13 different schools entered the challenge, which was to engineer a project using only K’Nex pieces (1400 piece limit) to move a ping-pong ball four feet.
The Complex K’Nex Kids from William Penn School District’s Walnut Street Elementary won the Grade 4-5 division with their project, The Nexus Crane. MBT Motor Corporation from Rose Tree Media’s Springton Lake Middle School won the Grades 6-8 division with their project called the MBT Phalanx, which was able to pull a 15 lb. barbell! Both teams will move on to the state competition held in Harrisburg on May 5.