Two design contests, organized by Keramos, are available for students at MS&T14: the ceramic mug drop and the ceramic disc golf contests. Both are very popular and will be held at MS&T on Tuesday, October 14, in the exhibit hall. Students who make mugs and discs should contact Dr. Kevin Fox by Friday, October 3, with their intent to compete.
- For the ceramic mug drop contest, students fabricate mugs from ceramic raw materials. Then, the mugs are judged on aesthetics and breaking thresholds. Mugs are dropped from varying levels until the breaking threshold is reached. The mug with the highest successful drop distance will be the winner.
- For the ceramic disc golf contest, students create discs from ceramic or glass materials to meet certain specifications, and then, the discs are thrown into a regulation disc golf basket. Each disc will be judged in the categories of furthest distance made and artistic merit (aesthetics). The disc that is successfully thrown into the disc golf basket from the farthest distance in the fewest number of shots will be named winner of the contest.
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