EPRO8 Challenge 2017

August 21, 2017 at 4:42 PM

Recently, eight of our Year 9 College students, divided into two teams of four, put on their problem-solving hats to compete in an engineering competition against teams from a variety of Auckland schools at the Year 9 and 10 EPRO8 Challenge held at St Peter’s College. 

EPRO8 pits teams of students against one another to complete a variety of tasks in a set amount of time. Each team was located at a workstation that contained an impressive assortment of equipment, including gears, wheels, pulleys, weights, tools, aluminium framing, motors and electronics. Working quickly and collaboratively, the teams were required to plan/design and build a range of solutions to novel problems, all within certain specifications and under time pressure. The heat was on! 

Our two teams were placed 2nd equal and with only the top two teams moving to the Auckland finals, a high-pressure activity was used to break the tie. In the end, the girls’ team just pipped the boys’ team, and will be going through to the finals. Well done everyone and good luck for the finals!

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