Congratulations to MCC students and team advisors for winning first and second place honors at the 2004 SUNY Two Year Engineering Science Association (TYESA) Annual Design Competition at Ulster County Community College on Friday, May 7. The objective of the competition was to successfully design and build a SoccerBot, a battery-powered robot that dispenses golf balls in appropriate goals within an assembled track.
MCC students Brad Whitlock, Nathan Polakos, Steve Fleming, Mike Bartz placed first for their SoccerBot. They were followed by Jason Martin, Tory Hillenbrand, Joey Griffo, Chris Chavoustie, whose team placed second.
Patrick Bolton (Applied Technologies), Dave Leach (Applied Technologies), Kevin Soule (Engineering Science and Physics) and John Wadach (Engineering Science and Physics) advised the teams as they prepared for the competition.
SUNY TYESA is an organization comprised of members from institutions of higher education in New York State that grant an associate in science degree in engineering science and adhere to TYESA's curriculum guidelines. Wadach serves as the organization's president.