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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
( December 1, 1998)
SDSM& T FRESHMEN ENGINEERING TEAMS TO COMPETE IN BUNGEE EGG DROP CONTEST DURING HALFTIME OF BASKETBALL GAME ON DECEMBER 2ND
Nine freshmen engineering teams at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology ( SDSM& T) will demonstrate their bungee egg drop design projects tomorrow evening, Wednesday, December 2, during halftime of the Hardrocker Men’s basketball game against Dickinson State. The men’s game starts at 7: 30 p. m. in Goodell Gymnasium, preceded by the Lady Hardrockers’ game at 5: 30 p. m.
The freshmen engineering students will compete to see whose bungee design project will allow them to drop an egg 20 feet and come as close to the floor as possible without touching the floor. As part of their enrollment in the innovative Professional Practices in Engineering and Science ( PPES) program at SDSM& T, the students have been working this semester to determine the engineering and physics concepts behind the design of a support harness and bungee cord attachment that will achieve the egg drop objectives. The students have incorporated three- dimensional graphics, computer programming and spreadsheet modeling as part of their overall design projects.
Students involved in the project, with their respective engineering majors and hometowns, are as follows: Clint Bohnet, electrical, Hazel; Michael Brown, geological, Greybull WY; Jennifer DeGroot, industrial, Ipswich; Tad Devries, computer, Crooks; Brooke Dinger, computer, Aberdeen; Justin Eiesland, electrical, Rapid City; Forrest Foster, mechanical, Oral; Kurt Goltz, materials & metallurgical, Windon MN; Daniel Grosz, civil & environmental, Huron; Jason Habrock, mechanical, Emerson NE; David Hamor, mechanical, Longmont CO; Travis Happs, computer, Holyoke CO; Gary Jongewaard, mechanical, Wagner; Luke Jordan, electrical, Wagner; Abran Kean, computer science, Pierre; Shirleine Kleppe, civil & environmental, Hot Springs; Krystal Kubas, industrial, Rapid City; Patrick Longseth, general, Longmont CO; Kristin Lupo, industrial, Centerville OH; Joseph Marshall, mechanical, Woonsocket; Anna Miller, civil & environmental, Bloomfield NE; Tyler Moeller, industrial, Letcher; Matthew Moore, computer, Rapid City; Daniel Mueller, general, Baker MT; Kristopher Mullin, mechanical, Rapid City; Travis O'connor, computer, Black Hawk; Joel Odland, industrial, Arlington; Scott Robertson, computer, Mitchell; Aaron Sackreiter, civil & environmental, Glenham; Jason Sanderson, computer, Rapid City; Ryan Schmidt, civil & environmental, Crofton NE; Erika Schoen, general, Brookings; Tyler Smith, general, Rapid City; Josh Toliver, computer, Newcastle; Alex Toskey, general, Eden Prairie MN; Cory Trapp, electrical, Rapid City; and Levi Zimbelman, general, Rolling Hills WY.
Faculty members who have been involved with the project include Dr. Stuart Kellogg, Pietz Associate Professor and Coordinator of Industrial Engineering; Dr. Jon Kellar, Associate Professor of Materials & Metallurgical Engineering; and Dr. Stanley Howard, Chair and Professor of Materials & Metallurgical Engineering.
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