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TCHS Students Excel at JPL Challenge

by Lynne Burkardt

by Lynne Burkardt

On December 7, 2012, three Temple City High School Advanced Computer Aided Design student teams successfully placed 7th, 12th, and 15th out of 20 teams in the final competition of Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s 15th Annual Invention Challenge.

The Invention Challenge is a NASA-sponsored event hosted by JPL.  The competition was open to local middle and high school students.   This year’s theme is “Streaming Tissue Toss”.  Student’s created a device that propels a provided roll of tissue paper such that the tissue unravels in mid-air and creates a long unbroken stream.

“During the competition, one of our teams was able to throw the roll of toilet paper the full distance; unfortunately the wind caught the end of the tissue and blew it back toward the start line,” commented Dave Dickie, TCHS Career and Technology Instructor and Team Advisor.  “Overall this was a great experience for our students and one which they thoroughly enjoyed.  I’d also like to thank the County’s Regional Occupational Program for helping to fund this competition and empower TCHS students!”

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