For the third year in a row, Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. sponsored a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) competition with the Chester County School District, S.C., where the company has a passenger and light truck tire manufacturing plant.
The 2019 competition ended on April 11, with an awards ceremony honoring winners from the school district’s elementary, middle school and high school divisions.
The entries were judged on April 9-10, and the winning teams were announced on April 11 during an awards ceremony at the Gateway Conference Center in Richburg, SC.
The competition projects were:
Elementary school team – Develop and use models to describe the characteristics and classifications of the Earth’s continental landforms with emphasis on volcanoes.
Middle school team – Plan and conduct controlled scientific investigations to design and create a simple machine to help transfer mechanical energy by reducing the amount of force required to lift a two-pound weight.
High school team – Apply physics principles to design and create a device that minimizes the force on an egg during a vertical drop and construct an explanation for the design.
“Participation in this program is strong, and the entries were all very impressive,” said Tim Fulton, CEO of Giti Tire North America. “There’s nothing more important for the future of Chester County and our country than encouraging young people to get interested and involved in STEAM curricula.”
The entries were judged on design, written report, collaboration, presentation with a clear use of math and science in the process.
Students apply at the beginning of the school year to become a member of the Giti Math and Science club. The club meets at least 12 times between September and April.
Giti began manufacturing passenger and light truck tires for the U.S. market at its 1.7 million square-foot facility in Richburg, S.C., in late 2017.
For more information on Giti, visit www.giti.com.
Giti Tire (USA), based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is the sales, marketing, and distribution company for North America for Giti Tire Group, headquartered in Singapore.
Giti Tire (USA) markets and sells the GT Radial, Primewell, and Dextero tire brands for high performance vehicles, passenger, SUV, light truck, and medium trucks through national retailers, independent retailers and distributors across the United States and Canada.
Giti Tire Group operates eight manufacturing plants and produces a broad range of tire products, serving major original equipment vehicle manufacturers, auto-service outlets, tire dealers and consumers in more than 130 countries worldwide.