CHC Team Takes First Place in Wind Turbine Competition

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CHC students pictured from left to right: Franklin Pandoy, Sean Mabey, Wes Stevens, and Robbie Tablang

For the past few months, Crafton Hills College (CHC) engineering instructor Corey Hardin has mentored four CHC students as they worked on their entry for the annual Wind Turbine Competition sponsored by UC Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering.

In the competition, which was held on Saturday, March 1, community college student teams applied their knowledge of mathematics and engineering to design wind turbines. This year, the CHC team, in its first appearance, won first place in the competition, beating out such strong repeat contenders as Riverside Community College, Moreno Valley, and Mt. San Jacinto.

The members of the CHC team, known as ACME Engineering, are Franklin Pandoy, Sean Mabey, Wes Stevens, and Robbie Tablang. A panel of UCR engineering students judged the community college teams on their presentations, the creativity of their wind turbine designs, and the amount of power generated by the turbine.

Seven teams competed, and the following teams placed in the top three: first place was “ACME Engineering” from Crafton Hills College, second place was “Junkyard Dawgs” from Riverside Community College, and third place was “Squirrel Cage” from Norco College.

Below are some more pictures from the event.

Testing the turbine's power

Testing the turbine’s power

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Robbie describing the math calculations

Robbie describing the math calculations

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The panel of judges

The panel of judges

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CHC professors Patricia Menchaca and Gary Williams

CHC professors Patricia Menchaca and Gary Williams

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Group picture of all the participants and their turbines

Group picture of all the participants and their turbines

 

 

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