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Green River engineering team wins first place--twice

The Green River Engineers (left to right): Matthew Todd, Jordan Fisher, Vinh Vien, Nathanial Tesfaye, Donald Moore and Timothy Moore.The Green River Engineers (left to right): Matthew Todd, Jordan Fisher, Vinh Vien, Nathanial Tesfaye, Donald Moore and Timothy Moore.

The Green River engineers won two first-place awards at the American Society of Engineering Educators Student Design competition, held April 12 at Highline Community College.

The students won first place for both their autonomous robot car design and in the Rapid Design competition

Their competition included Washington State University, Boise State, University of Idaho, Eastern Washington University, Tacoma Community College and Olympic College.

The winning autonomous robot was designed and manufactured by Green River ASME club students. They used the CAD program, a 3D printer, an Ardurino microboard and programming language to drive the car autonomously.

In the rapid design competition, students were challenged to create a program that would dance with given songs for a limited period of time; the robot was also based on the Ardurino microboard.

"Such great accomplishments are a direct result of outstanding instruction and amazing and caring master facilitators of learning," said President Eileen Ely'I am so very proud of them and their recent award accomplishments, and they should be very proud of themselves for staying focused on a career that is bright and full of future rewards. . . congratulations to Janet [Ash], Jae [Suk] and [Jeff McCauley] for all your hard work, dedication and commitment to student success."

"After bringing home two first place victories, there are many lessons that we have taken away from that experience," said Green River student and Engineering Club President Jordan Fisher. "The main one is that we learned that we can still do big things even though we come from a small college. We all have the capacity to be giants; Start Small. Think Big."

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