Ravenscroft students play winning role in scientific videos

June 2, 2013 

Videos showcasing the work of three pairs of students at The Ravenscroft School in Raleigh won honors in this year’s Vernier Engineering Contest.

The contest challenges high school and college teachers to showcase creative uses of Vernier sensors and software in the classroom. The students featured in the winning videos all are seniors in Nelson Nunalee’s engineering class.

Mollie Ducoste and Rashaad Ratliff appear in the first-place video with a virtual trombone they created using a motion detector. They won a cash award, Vernier products for their school, and a spot for their teacher at an engineering education conference.

Honorable mentions went to Andrew Wiehe and Chase Duncan, who solved a maze with a light sensor and Vernier software, and Carr Walker and Thomas Sigmon, who used an accelerometer and motion detector to simulate a game of cornhole.

Videos of the winning entries can be seen at vernier.com/grants/labview/2013-winners.

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