National Engineering Month - Design Challenge 2015


Location: Sir William Mulock SS, 705 Columbus Way, Newmarket, Ontario, L3X 2M7


Apply science and technology for fun and prizes!

The Professional Engineers Ontario - York Chapter Education Committee is organizing an Engineering Design Challenge for grades 7 and 8 students in York Region.

The Design Challenge: Drag Racer

drag racerThe cars designed for modern drag racing are marvels of engineering. Engines are designed to maximize power output, while still needing to be light weight. The bodies need to be extremely aerodynamic, while still protecting the driver in case of an accident.

The participants will need to design and build a drag racer that will compete against other teams’ designs. The design requirements, limitations and materials will be provided at the start of the challenge.

Judging will be in three categories:

  1. Problem Solving and Design
  2. Construction
  3. Performance Evaluation

Students will plan, build and test their designs using materials provided.

Registration is limited to a maximum of 20 teams from schools within the York Region. To maximize number of participating schools, we limit registration to 1 team per school and place the additional teams on a waiting list.

Each team consist of 4 students and 1 teacher/adult representative(not contributing to the design process).

The entry fee is $80 per team and it is payable on-line. PEO is a non-profit organization and all proceeds go towards the students and the event.

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

Please read the consent form before registration. By registering for the design challenge, you agreed to the terms of the consent form.

Register between Monday February 23 and Thursday Mar 26 by 8:00 p.m. at:

For more information please contact:
Steve Poste (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), York Region District School Board, Centre for Leadership and Learning, Newmarket Education Centre, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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