UNOH Hosts MakerFest Automotive Competition

Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Competition Winner Matthew Burden talks to UNOH student judge

The University of Northwestern Ohio participated in the third annual Makerfest trades competition held at the Apollo Career Center in Lima, Ohio on October 19, 2017.  UNOH faculty and Motorsports Team members organized and judged the Automotive Repair Competition where local high schools and career centers put their top students to the test.  Apollo Career Center, Lima Senior High School, Millstream Career Center, Vantage Career Center, and Wapakoneta High School each had students competing in the event.

The Automotive Repair Competition consisted of five different stations:

  • Mock Interview
  • Transmissions & Drivelines
  • Brakes, Steering & Suspension
  • Engine Performance & Engine Repair
  • Air Conditioning, Electrical & Electronics

UNOH Motorsports team members judged the technical stations in the competition while UNOH faculty members evaluated students in the Mock Interviews.  

Fifteen students overall competed in the event with students who placed in the top five each receiving prizes.  The top three finishers earned themselves a college scholarship. In First Place, receiving a $1,000 UNOH Scholarship, a Snap-on cordless screwdriver, and an award plaque was Matthew Burden from Lima Senior High School.  Second place was awarded to Lucas Phillips from Apollo Career Center; he received a $750 UNOH scholarship, Snap-on tap and die set, and an award plaque. Christian Hall, from Millstream Career Center, took home third place along with a $500 UNOH scholarship, set of Snap-on breaker bars and an award plaque.

Category: Campus & Community, Applied Technologies

Keywords: Makerfest, Apollo, Competition, Automotive

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Last updated: 11/03/2017