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Students compete with adults in annual 'Design and Build Competition' at Great Lakes Science Center

Posted at 12:01 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 12:04:08-05

CLEVELAND — The atrium of the Great Lakes Science Center transformed into a science lab Saturday for the ninth annual Design and Build Competition.

Teams of local students competed against teams of adults from local businesses. The challenge was to design and build something that could launch a 3D-printed figurine into a cityscape display. Teams were awarded points based on how far and how high their figures flew.

“To me, honestly, it doesn’t really matter if you win or lose; it matters how much knowledge you gain from the competition,” said New Tech East student Kellan Terrell.

Officials with the science center said the hope is that the competition fosters interest in the STEM fields.