Reuther Middle School teamed with Honeywell Inc. and SAE International to give students the opportunity to participate in the Student Automotive Design Challenge this fall. Twenty five Reuther students, under the direction of teacher Laura Duff, responded to a challenge from a mock toy company to research, design, test, and build an electric gear-driven toy car. Students spent nine weeks with Honeywell Inc. engineers learning how to respond to consumer research, maintain a design log, develop written proposals, and present their final designs to a panel of engineers.

Five teams of Reuther students each presented their final toy car designs to the judging panel on Wednesday, November 30. Kids on Wheels, the winning Reuther team video, will now go on to compete against over 400 students from schools in 8 different countries including India, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Mexico, and China.

The Honeywell Engineering Judge Panel was extremely impressed with Reuther's car designs and written proposal.

Good Luck at the International Competition, Reuther!