The Math/Physics SMILE class meeting was held in the
auditorium, in conjunction with the 2003 Chicago Regional
Contests. Here are the top four winners in each contest:
|City of Chicago Region||Mass (kg)||Efficiency|
|1||Oscar Duran||--||Morgan Park||36.00||2452.3|
|2||Matt Kaminecki||--||ST Ignatius College Preg||67.00||2310.5|
|North Suburban Chicago Region|
|1||Mike Shaw||--||Wheaton-Warrenville S||57.00||3119.2|
|2||Kelli Behrens||--||Wheaton-Warrenville S||42.00||2820.7|
|3||Sam Norris||--||Evanston Twp||33.00||2403.5|
|4||Brittany Patrick||--||Prairie Ridge||43.00||2158.6|
|South Suburban Chicago Region|
|1||Don Ruffatto||--||Lincoln-Way Central||58.00||3259.5|
|2||Jon LaFave||--||Waubonsie Valley||66.00||2145.0|
|3||Oscar Herrera||--||Bloom Trail||45.00||2075.6|
|4||Michael Blaser||--||Joliet Central||53.00||2067.7|
All the above winners received invitations to the Engineering Week Dinner, thanks to Chief Judge George Krupa.
Each of the schools having winners received an elegant trophy for display. All participating schools will receive --- via or at ISPP [http://ispp.info] meetings --- photos of theirs students who participated, and all students will receive a Certificate of Merit, with special certificates for winners. All students have already received an impressive medallion with red-white-blue ribbon. These may be worn around the neck to identify them as participants within their schools and physics classes. Each has also received a special coffee mug, courtesy of the Illinois Engineers Council. The Frank Garcher "traveling" Supertrophy was awarded to ST Ignatius High School (Chicago) thanks to Matt Kaminecki, whose bridge carried the greatest load, 67 kg.
A total of 131 bridges were tested by students from 44 city and suburban high schools at this 29th Annual Contest.
A BIG THANK YOU!! ... to the Committee (Bill Blunk, Ann Brandon, Roy Coleman, Tom Jensen, George Krupa, Eduardo de Santiago, Carlo Segre, Bill Shanks, Lee Slick, Jim Stankevitz, Thomas Torres, Earl Zwicker) who have made it happen by giving of their talent and time. Several have served for 29 years!
Congratulations to all the winners, particularly to the top two in each region who will be participating in the 2003 International Contest in April! For additional details on the contest, see the website http://bridgecontest.phys.iit.edu/
Notes prepared by Porter Johnson