National Engineering Month - Design Challenge 2016
Location: Sir William Mulock SS, 705 Columbus Way, Newmarket, Ontario, L3X 2M7
Date: Wednesday, March 23
Time: 4 - 8pm (Pizza dinner is provided)
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: Helicopter Rotor
The focus of this design challenge is for students to design and build a helicopter rotor. The helicopter rotor can consist of 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 blades, and the blades can vary in shapes and sizes. However, all rotors have one thing in common: They create lift when rotated at high speed.
Students are encouraged to engineer the most efficient design that will compete against other teams’ designs for the most lift that can be created. The design requirements, limitations and materials will be provided at the start of the challenge.
Designs will be judged in three categories:
- Problem Solving and Design
- 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 the 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 22 and Tuesday March 22 by 8:00 p.m. at: http://peoyork2016nemdesign.eventbrite.com
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