From describing the Earth’s continental land forms to applying physics to an egg drop, Chester County students demonstrated impressive STEAM skills in this year’s Giti Math & Science Award, which concluded with an April 11 awards ceremony.
For the 3rd year in a row, Giti Tire sponsored a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) competition with the Chester County School District, South Carolina, USA, where the company has a passenger and light truck tire manufacturing plant. A winning entry was selected from each of the elementary, middle school, and high school divisions.
Chester Park COLT won the elementary division. Great Falls Middle School and Lewisville High School won in their respective divisions.
The competition projects were:
Elementary school team – Develop and use models to describe the characteristics and classifications of the Earth’s continental landforms with emphasis on volcanoes.
Middle school team – Plan and conduct controlled scientific investigations to design and create a simple machine to help transfer mechanical energy by reducing the amount of force required to lift a two-pound weight.
High school team – Apply physics principles to design and create a device that minimizes the force on an egg during a vertical drop and construct an explanation for the design.
“Participation in this program is strong , and the entries were all very impressive,” said Tim Fulton, CEO of Giti Tire North America. “There’s nothing more important for the future of Chester County and our country than encouraging young people to get interested and involved in STEAM curricula.”
The entries were judged on: design, written report, collaboration, presentation with a clear use of math and science in the process.
Students apply at the beginning of the school year to become a member of the Giti Math and Science club. The club meets at least 12 times between September and April.
This annual competition is just one of the many education-related activities and partnerships that Giti has all around the world. These include working closely together with students in global leading universities, as well as vehicle safety engagements, factory tours, and other events with younger students.
About Giti Tire
Giti Tire Group (headquartered in Singapore) has roots in the tire business going back to 1951 and is now one of the world’s largest tire companies. Giti Tire produces a broad range of tire products, serving major original equipment vehicle manufacturers, auto-service outlets, motorsports teams, tire dealers, and consumers in more than 130 countries worldwide. The company has eight production centers in three countries, including a newly opened tire factory in South Carolina, USA.
In addition to its wide network, Giti Tire has a strong motorsports presence, including participation in the renowned Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race, the Fun Cup racing series in the UK, tire supplier for the Formula 3 Asia Series, as well as collaborating with many other teams and racing series around the world. The company is also heavily focused on green production and community efforts, including participation in local education and environmental efforts to create a better society.
Find out more at the official Giti Tire website.
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