Pierce County, WI News

CVTC teams sweep top spots in national competition

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Chippewa Valley Technical College students have swept the top two spots in a new nationwide design competition focused on the use of digital tools in industry.

One group's design, a Kara Learning Robot that demonstrates how robotic mechanisms learn from each other placed first in the American Technical Education Association 3D Futures Competition. A second group's design of a robotic arm and gripper placed second in the competition.

Both groups are enrolled in the Mechanical Design program at CVTC's River Falls campus.

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Beautiful Lake Pepin

The wide area of the lake stretches from Bay City, Wisconsin, in the north, down past Pepin, Wisconsin, and Reeds Landing, Minnesota, in the south, with Pepin being just upstream from where the Chippewa River enters the Mississippi. The villages of Maiden Rock and Stockholm border on the Wisconsin side, while Frontenac State Park takes up a large part of the Minnesota side. The largest city on the waterfront is Lake City, Minnesota.