Wheatland Center School students win prestigious fluid power challenge

Students from Wheatland Center School compete in an engineering challenge Nov. 11. They built a machine that could grab, lift and place an object on a board.

Students in Kenosha County’s Wheatland Center School took top honors at an engineering challenge in Milwaukee Nov. 11, the news website westofthei.com reported.

In their third year competing in the Fluid Power Challenge at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, students from the the school’s PATHS Academy outperformed 26 other teams to win the Overall Champion Award.

Wheatland students left for Milwaukee early on Nov. 11 amidst the falling snow and came back with the coveted hardware.

Students from all over Milwaukee participated in the event held at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Each group had 5 weeks to design a machine that uses hydraulic and pneumatic power that can rotate, lift, and grab an object and move it on a challenge board in order to score

“It was easier this year because I knew what to expect, but it was still challenging to build an efficient machine to accomplish the task,” said WCS student Mason Biehn.

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