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Duncan Area Youth Engineering Contest

Duncan Area Youth Engineering Contest

 

DUNCAN AREA YOUTH ENGINEERING CONTEST

 

The Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation (DAEDF) will host the Duncan Area Youth Engineering Contest for 7th - 12th grade students in the Red River Technology Center school district.  The race will be held on Monday, November 14, 2016, at the Duncan Middle School Gym, 601 Chisholm Trail Parkway, Duncan, OK. The contest is challenging for students, teachers, and parents.  It requires critical thinking, design, drafting, and manufacturing a CO2 race car.  Major sponsors of the race include local partners/manufacturing businesses - Southern Machine Works, Inc., Cameron Measurement Systems, Duncan Machine Products, Halliburton, Wilco Machine & Fab, and Total Safety. This contest is possible because of DAEDF's partnership with our local middle schools, high schools, Red River Technology Center, and Cameron University. Duncan's Dream It Do It Oklahoma initiative is a manufacturing career pathways associated with the Manufacturing Institute and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

                        

 

 

 

 

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Tammy Bennett, Duncan Middle School STEM Teacher

Although students may be aware of careers, this may be the student's first introduction to work-related skills and what is needed for the workforce.  The contest and building the cars allows students to work with others including adults that come in the classsroom and provide help with designing and cutting out the cars.  It forces students to create a timeline to get the tasks completed (task of designing the car by a due date, cutting out the car by a due date, and finally the competition).  

 


Tandy Banks, GoEngineer Elite Applications Engineer

There is a global race to close the skills gap between workplace needs and available skilled workforce.  We strive to develop an interest in students, helping them pursue training and ultimately filling the needs of our employers.  Jobs in engineering and manufacturing are rewarding on many levels.  Great pay, advancing technology, and lots of professional opportunities are some of the awesome benefits.

 

For additional information or questions regarding the Contest, call Jeannie at the Duncan Area Economic Development office at 580-255-9675 or email jeannie@ok-duncan.com.



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DUNCAN AREA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
8100 North Highway 81 Duncan, OK 73533
Phone: 580.255.9675 Toll Free: 888.254.9675 Fax: 580.255.2647