-Tri-Tech's solar home is on the move.
The construction trade
students have entered their small, one room house into an engineering and
design competition this weekend at Washington
State University in Pullman, where students from throughout the northwest hope
to win $5,000 scholarships.
Bethany Hiemstra is part
of the Tri-Tech team.
did everything they didn't want to, pretty much," Hiemstra says. "It was one of
those things, 'Oh, we need insulation put in. Beth, here you go. You get the
Tony Milewski, the students' teacher,
better describes Hiemstra as "the rock that gets everything done on the
spokeswoman says she believes Tri-Tech is the only tech-school represented at
the competition. Lisa McKinney says the other contestants are mostly
engineering students from larger high schools.
staff with experience towing odd-sized cargo volunteered to drive the house to the
competition in Pullman.