For the 14th year in a row, a Tri Star Biomedical/Electronics Technology student won first place in the electronics challenge at the Rhodes State College Engineering Day. Juniors and seniors from Tri Star's Biomedical/Electronics Technology and Engineering Technology classes were among the 300 students from area career technical schools and high schools competing in several unique engineering related contests. Adam Gugenbiller, (pictured at right), a junior in Tri Star's Biomedical/Electronics won the top spot and a $100 gift card. The electronics contest involved a written test and a soldering project where students must explain the operation of it to the judges. Nathan Huber, a senior biomedical/electronics student took second place and received a $50 gift card. The two competed against 40 other participants.
Both engineering and electronics students participated in the electric dragster competition which was a popular event with approximately 100 entries. The dragsters were judged for their design and workmanship as well as their speed. Tri Star Engineering students Jeremy Kemmann, Aaron Schmidt and Dominik Mauer won first place and a $100 award for their car in the speed portion of the competition. Another Tri Star engineering team consisting of Alanna Kuether, Leah Homan and Kyle Dodson took third place. Tri Star's engineering instructor is Jon Clouse and Jerry Kohnen is the Biomedical/Electronics Technology Instructor.