Everybody check out Northern Vance High School’s Engineering Team’s award winning Sirocco video. The Sirocco is entered into NCSU’s Prize for Innovation competition. NVHS is one of the five finalists in the State! Winner is determined by online voting Feb 4 – 11. Visit their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SiroccoTheInnovativeComputerCleaner
The students at Northern Vance High School wanted to enter a competition at NC State, so, in order to enter this contest, they had to discover a need, and then created an invention that benefits the school as well as the community. They found that the school’s computers were collecting too much dust to the point that the cooling fans were getting clogged and the computers were failing as a result of overheating since the fans weren’t working properly. They put their heads together and created the “sirocco”: an over the computer case device that will blast the open computer case with a vortex of high pressure air and then recirculate the air and loosened dust through a filter. This video explains how they discovered the need, and how they collaborate to make their dream invention a reality.
Beginning Monday, February 4, through Monday February 11, interested persons can go online and vote for the Northern Vance High School Engineering Team in its competition with four other high school teams from across the state for the top prize in the N.C. State University 2013 Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation contest.
Starting Monday, you may go to www.ncsu.edu/iei/ and cast your vote for the Northern Vance team’s Sirocco Innovative Computer Cleaner project.
Each voting participant should be able to cast one vote from each respective email account.
The Northern Vance team is competing as one of the five finalists for the top prize, which will be announced at the Emerging Issues Forum later in February at the Raleigh Convention Center. Other finalist teams are two teams from the N.C. School of Science and Math, a team from Hillside High School in Durham, and a team from Havelock High School in Havelock.
Dr. Jeff Arthurs, is the students’ teacher and their team advisor. Students on the team are Justin Care, Ray Cheever, Dylan Grissom, Nick Sharpe and Amber Stevenson.
The deciding factor at this point in the competition is the team receiving the most votes through the online balloting.
Let’s show our Vance County support for our Northern Vance Engineering Team and go online to vote for their Sirocco project.
Remember, the voting is Monday, February 4, through Monday, February 11.
Please share this information with others and support our home team with your online vote!