Algoma School District's Technical Education Program received a donation earlier this month of a new track saw from the Brown County Homebuilders Association. The organization is hosting a design project for middle school students to be judged during the annual home expo. Only four schools are invited to the contest and Algoma had made multiple appearances. Tech Ed Instructor Matthew Abel explains why a track saw helps the program.
The project changes each year. 2019's design challenge is open-ended, creating a work space that is four feet by five feet and can be up to five feet tall. There is no weight restriction except that four people must be able to move it. That's more than just your average shop class.