The 2nd annual Design Challenge competition was held at Urbana University on Nov. 1. Urbana High School was the winning team with members Ron Ragland, Bryant McKenzie, Dale Mason and Bryant Chamberlain.
The student teams were challenged to design a mousetrap race car within a series of criteria and constraints under the guidance of an industry mentor. Teams had competed in their school districts and the winning team from each school district advanced to the county-level competition at UU.
During the event, students participated in a trade show with local manufacturers.
Judges for the contest were George Walker of Advanced Technology Products (ATP); Andrea Mitchell of Job and Family Services; and Nicole Rush of the St. Paris Public Library.
Assisting with the contest were Jason Taylor of Shaffer Manufacturing/Bundy Baking Solutions, donating the mouse traps; and Dan Yohey of Rittal, creating and making the trophies for the winners.
Information from Champaign Economic Partnership.