Monthly Archives: April 2012

2012 Section Agriculture Mechanics Career Development Event

Section 3 Agriculture Mechanics CDE was hosted by Annawan and Bureau Valley at the Black Hawk East College campus near Galva. Stark County placed second in the competition consisting of participants in the areas of surveying, carpentry, electricity, welding, and agricultural power. Nolan Elsasser placed first in Surveying, Bruce Appenheimer placed fifth in Electricity, Colton Schmitt placed third in Carpentry, Mitchell Hulsey placed fourth in Welding, and Pierce Brimmer placed first in Agricultural Power. Five schools and twenty-one individuals were present.

2012 Illinois Innovation Talent Grant Presentations

Students in the Agriscience class at Stark County High School completed a research project involving wind turbine blade design as a portion of the Illinois Innovation Talent Project on Renewable Energy sponsored by Western Illinois University and Illinois State University through the Illinois Math and Science Academy. After investigating factors that affect wind blade power output, groups experimented on designing blades that would achieve optimum voltage and amperage readings that would result in maximum power calculations.