LAFAYETTE, IND. — The 11-member Ohio team excelled at the 65th National Youth Engineering Challenge, hosted by Purdue University, Sept. 27 to 29.
Noah Parlett, of New Bremen, competed in the bicycle category. Parlett finished fourth.
Here are the other members, county, and the contest areas they competed in:
• Grant Dupler, Fairfield County, Aerospace
• Evan Sotzing, Butler County, Aerospace
• Jacob Brinker, Wood County, Small Engines
• Tanner Inkrott, Putnam County, Tractor
• Pete Siebert, Warren County, Welding
• Wes Reynolds, Noble County, Welding
• Eric Glaze, Warren County, Robotics
• Kira Miller, Wood County, Robotics
• Matthew Barrett, Warren County, Robotics
• Tyler Nason, Sandusky County, Robotics
These 4-H projects which emphasize engineering, science and technology help youth explore careers that are in great demand and with income levels well above average.
The team attended educational workshops at Purdue University and field trips to Caterpillar and Rea Magnet Wire. The eleven 4-H contestants were accompanied by 17 parents and other family members.
The event was conducted by Extension Agricultural Engineers, 4-H professionals and volunteers from participating states.