Rhodes State College News

February 25, 2016
Rhodes State to host high schools for annual IT/ET Competition

Lima, OH, February 25, 2016 – On Friday, March 4, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, more than 200 junior and senior students from Apollo, Miller City-New Cleveland and Ridgemont schools as well as Tri-Star, Ohio Hi-Point and Vantage Career Centers will be on campus for the annual IT/ET (Information Technology/ Engineering Technology) at Rhodes State College.

In addition to giving students the opportunity to interact with the instructors who teach the various courses at Rhodes State, participants will experience:

  •  Digital Media:  Students will develop a marketing blitz campaign that includes a printed business stationary set containing a business card, letterhead, envelope, tri-fold two-sided marketing flyer and a magazine front page advertisement.  Students will make a sales presentation utilizing the marketing materials they created.

  • Electronic Challenge: A two-part challenge beginning with a multiple-choice assessment covering a wide area of topics related to the electronics field. Then, each participant will build a small project by soldering components onto a printed circuit board.

  •  Hill Climb:  Students will compete to scale the 55 degree incline in the fastest time by building a balanced vehicle with the correct gear ratio.

  • Network Scavenger Hunt:  Students will search for various clues within a network to solve network forensics puzzle.

  •  Tallest Tower: Teams will compete to see who can build the tallest self-supporting tower with the materials provided.

  •  Rhodes Rally Crossing:  Students will design an autonomous vehicle to traverse a 24ft track full of obstacles. The cars may bounce off the walls or be steered to make it to the Victory Pit at the end. The may either jump the Rock Pit and the Sand pit and the Spike Pit, or they can drive through them. The winner of the event will be based on the shortest time to the end, or the shortest time to the farther length.

  •  Robotics Obstacle Course Challenge:  Students will design, build, and program a robot to navigate an obstacle course.  Students will use either autonomous robots or remote controlled during the competition.

All events will take place in the James J. Countryman Engineering & Industrial Technology Building and Keese Hall at Rhodes State, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima.


For more information contact:

Anne Coburn-Griffis, Assistant Director, Marketing & College Relations




About Rhodes State College

Rhodes State College is a public, state-assisted institution of higher learning which is chartered to provide degree-granting career education programs and prepares students for transfer completion of baccalaureate degrees at selected colleges and universities. The college provides non-credit workforce development, consulting for business and industry and prepares students for entry into careers. With over 4,300 students, the college’s core institutional values of integrity, caring, responsibility, respect, and quality guide its policies and practices.


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