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Pittsburgh Technical Institute competition puts problem solvers to work

| Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, 9:19 p.m.
Chris Rutter, left, 18, and Rishab Humar, 18, both of Gibsonia, work on a challenge to build a machine that simulates measuring and limiting the flow of gas to a house as a part of the Pennsylvania Technology Student Association Leadership Conference at Pittsburgh Technical Institute in Oakdale on Friday, January 11, 2012. Rutter and Human broth attend Pine Richland High School. Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
Matt Eger, left, 15, of Ambridge works on a challenge to build a machine that simulates measuring and limiting the flow of gas to a house with fellow Ambridge Area High Schoolers John Valiga, center, 15, of Ambridge, and Robbie Fisher, right, 15, of Economy. The challenge was a part of day long activities during the Pennsylvania Technology Student Association Leadership Conference at Pittsburgh Technical Institute in Oakdale on Friday, January 11, 2012. Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
A fingerprinting kit lays out on a desk during a safety and security demonstration as a part of the Pennsylvania Technology Student Association Leadership Conference at Pittsburgh Technical Institute in Oakdale on Friday, January 11, 2012. Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review

Hundreds of students on Saturday and Monday participated in The Technology Student Competition regional competition held at Pittsburgh Technical Institute in North Fayette. Select competitors advance to the state competition to be held in April at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Somerset County. Students competed in 34 categories, including design, manufacturing, engineering, software development and biology.

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