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GCC engineering students take first prize in competition including Yale

Germanna Community College engineering students took a first place in design for a multi-rotor copter at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Student Competition and Conference at Drexel University in Philadelphia Saturday.

Germanna's winning multi-rotor copter in a night shot at the Fredericksburg Area Campus in Spotsylvania.

Germanna’s winning multi-rotor copter in a night shot at the Fredericksburg Area Campus in Spotsylvania.

GCC students Reuben Strangelove, Andy Fabian, Zach Yee and Ethan Fiore created the winning copter design.

Over 180 students from 20 institutions competed. Germanna was the only community college to participate and bested Drexel, Yale, the University of Massachusetts – Lowell, Rochester Institute of Technology, Temple and other universities.

Winning Germanna engineering design team members Reuben Strangelove, Andy Fabian, Zach Yee and Ethan Fiore.

Winning Germanna engineering design team members Reuben Strangelove, Andy Fabian, Zach Yee and Ethan Fiore.

“We are very excited to share that we won first place in the Student Design Competition for our multi-rotor copter,” said Germanna Engineering Prof. Davyda Hammond.  ”This award is the most prestigious given at the competition.”

Germanna earned a place in the final to be held in November at the 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition in Montreal.

Two Germanna students, Charles DeLorenzo and Jade Thompson, also took second and third places in the Engineering Website Competition.

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  • Dtyree

    Great job. We should be proud. I know I am.