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COTC expands Third Annual High School Egg Drop Competition

| March 26, 2015

NEWARK – Central Ohio Technical College is expanding its Third Annual Egg Drop Competition to include area freshman, sophomore, junior and senior high school students on April 24 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the John Gilbert Reese Center.

The objective of the competition is to design a device that will protect a large egg from breaking when it is dropped from a height of approximately 22 feet. Entrants compete to design the device with the lightest weight, the fewest number of parts, and the most accurate drop to the drop zone target.

“This will require a bit of mathematical planning from the students,” said Amir Nassirharand, PhD, Engineering Technology Program Director, “This sort of planning is what engineers are expected to do in their everyday careers.”

The competition encourages ingenuity and innovation in high school students who have an interest in engineering, but it is also open to those students who plan on pursuing education outside of engineering after high school.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place team and individual finishers. Prizes include college scholarships, Apple iPad Minis, Beats by Dre headphones, medals and more. Event sponsors include: Ariel Corporation, Weekley Electric, LLC, Englefield Oil Company, Devine Farms, Owens Corning Science & Technology Center, Screen Machine Industries, MPW Industrial Services, Inc., McWane Ductile, Polymer Technologies & Services, Inc., Ampacet Corporation, Licking Memorial Hospital and the Ohio Fire Academy.

This year’s competition marks the continuation of a successful event that drew more than 100 students to compete last year. Interested students can register for this free event at www.cotc.edu/eggdrop or email [email protected] for more information.

Central Ohio Technical College is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio that operates four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.

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