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Event: E-Week at U. Alaska, Feb. 20


National Engineers’ Week Student Competitions

University of Alaska, Anchorage

Sat., Feb. 20, 2010; 10:00 am – 2:30 pm; Awards Ceremony at 3:00 pm

Information & Rules for 2010 Student Competitions

The National Engineer’s Week aims to heighten public awareness of the engineering professions and to highlight the individual disciplines and fields represented. It encourages school age children to participate in the many educational programs and opportunities available to prepare for engineering. Held on the University of Alaska Anchorage Campus, the National Engineer’s Week Competitions are supported by the UAA School of Engineering and engineers from south central Alaska.

Registration: Just show up the day of the competition and register at the event locations  (see the UAA map on the website for locations).  All competitions are held simultaneously in a “fair” format.  There is no inter-school competition.  Teams for the egg drop and floatable moatable can represent more than one school.  Towers may be constructed by individuals or small teams.   Students should come early to sign up for a time slot in the Floatable Moatable competition as this competition fills up quickly.

The competitions and their sponsors include:

The Floatable Moatable Marble Competition (Society of American Military Engineers)

The Egg Drop Competition (Society of Women Engineers)

The Structural Engineering Competition: Tower of Power (American Society of Civil Engineers)

Shake & Break (UAA Geomatics Student Association)

The Paper Airplane Distance Competition (Alaska Water & Wastewater Management Association)

Water Cannon (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

Awards Ceremony: All competitions will be concluded by 2:30 pm and the awards ceremony will be held at 3:00 pm in the UAA Engineering Building Atrium. Students who cannot stay for the awards ceremony can pick up their trophies from the UAA School of Engineering office during week days after the competition. Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each of the competitions.

Teachers are encouraged to help the students form teams and to coach them in preparation for the competitions. Classroom assistance is available to help students prepare for the various competitions. For further information, contact Zachary Zaletel, Student Activities Competition Committee Chairman via e-mail at, or visit the web site.

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