York Chapter

2013 Design Challenge

Congratulations to the 2013 Design Challenge winning team: Our Lady of Good Counsel

2013 Design Challenge Winner: Our Lady of Good Counsel


Apply science and technology for fun and prizes!

The Professional Engineers Ontario - York Chapter Education Committee is organizing an Engineering Design Challenge for grade 7 and 8 students in York Region. The challenge will take place from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday March 28th, 2013 at Newmarket High School, 505 Pickering Crescent, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 8H1.

The 2013 Engineering Design Challenge is about renewable energy. Working in teams of four, students will design and build a water wheel system to harness the kinetic energy from a jet of water. The kinetic energy from the water source is described by 'Torricelli's Principle'.

Each team will discover the list of materials at the start of the challenge. Judging will be in three categories:

1- Problem Solving and Design

2- Construction

3- Performance of Product

There are prizes for the top three teams, and every student will receive a National Engineering Month T-shirt and a certificate of participation.

Registration is limited to 15 teams from schools within York Region. In order to allow a maximum number of schools to enter, there will be an initial limit of one team per school. The decision about entering an additional team from the same school will be communicated on Friday March 22, 2013.

The entry fee is $60.00 per team, payable on-line. Please contact Paymon Sani at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you require further details.

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