Engineering Academy team advances Entrepreneurial Challenge finals

April 2, 2019 | 3:03 am

Updated March 31, 2019 | 8:34 pm

Cameron Duvall, Keith Lyons, Branson Edge, Hunter Pippin and Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton | Photo submitted

Sub-Zero LLC, a team representing the Engineering Academy of Community Campus, has advanced to the finals of the Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurial Challenge.

Cameron Duvall, Keith Lyons, Branson Edge and Hunter Pippin are Daviess County High School students who attend the Engineering Academy, which is hosted by Apollo High School.

The team recently presented their sales pitch and trade show booth along with a video and business plan at the regional competition at Madisonville Community College, and now will advance as one of 10 finalists who will compete at Northern Kentucky University on April 12.

The Sub-Zero team has researched and designed a self-cooling water bottle. The product is similar to a Yeti product but uses Peltier coolers to actively cool liquids.

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton created the Entrepreneurial Challenge to inspire high school students across the Commonwealth to explore opportunities to join the ranks of the many creative entrepreneurs whose success started in Kentucky.

The first LGEC was won by a team of students from Daviess County High School in 2017.

The Challenge aligns perfectly with the goals of the Engineering Academy senior capstone course, Engineering Development and Design. Students are challenged to create a product they are interested in developing, research the market and existing similar products, design their idea, and create a business plan on how to sell the idea.

LGEC provides an opportunity for DCPS students to compete with students from across Kentucky and apply what they have learned in their four years with the Engineering Academy.

April 2, 2019 | 3:03 am

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