Plumbing and Heating majors learned about the effectsof pressure and friction as part of an annual Golf Ball Cannon Championship. Aspart of the competition, Assistant Professor Jack Burgess and Instructor ChrisJones instruct students on how to construct cannons made of PVC pipe to shootgolf balls at a flag over 200 yards away. They have been conducting thechampionship as part of their Plumbing Theory course for the past six years.
To make the cannons, students learned how to cut andjoin PVC pipe and PVC to steel pipe. They also learned how to create wadding tomake a cannon ball (golf ball) fly out of the pipe. Students were required to calculatethe amount of pressure to launch the wadding material and the cannon’s degreeof elevation.
The winning cannon was hung in the Plumbing andHeating Lab while the losing canons were cut apart so students could learn howto reclaim and reuse fittings.
The team pictured (above) with their winning cannon are PierceFlynn, Brendan Sheeler, Erik Minerosa, Safari Johnson (holding the cannon),Greg Shulze and Douglas Dicairano. Pictured (below) shooting a cannon are AlejandroSanchez, Cory Wyble, Paul Britton, Christopher Feldman, Patrick Connolly,Nicholas Staten, Jack O’Flynn, Javaun Lee and Brian Meszaros.
Graduates of SUNY Delhi’s Veterinary ScienceTechnology program scored well above the national average on the recentVeterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).
Delhi graduates who took the national examfor the first time during Summer 2016 achieved an 90 percent pass rate,compared to the national average of 74 percent.