In the fall of 2016, Delmarva Insulation was contacted by Milford High School’s Odyssey of the Mind team. Odyssey of the Mind is a year-long academic competition where students compete to solve difficult long-term problems in unique ways. At the time we were contacted, the team was looking to create a backdrop to resemble a stone wall. The team was in need of foam board insulation that would be gently heated and painted to look like rock.
Delmarva Insulation donated foam board to the team. After many hours of work, the student team transformed the foam board into a simulated rock wall. To make the foam look like stonework, the kids used a soldering iron to carve lines and then a heat gun to contour the foam, giving it a rock like appearance. A few coats of black latex paint then gave the desired effect.
Their efforts paid off! In early 2017 the team participated in the World Finals. They placed 15th in the world! Congratulations to these students and their advisors!