Minnesota State Engineering Center of Excellence

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Minnesota State Engineering Center of Excellence

2018 Engineering Machine Design Contest

Friday, March 2, 2018  8:00am - 4:00pm

Centennial Student Union Ballroom • Minnesota State University, Mankato (Google Map)
Challenging students to design, engineer, and build their own machine. 

TEAMS: Teams of up to four students will enter into the contest a machine they engineer to complete a specific task, engaging hands-on with engineering and STEM principles. 

THE MACHINE: A good machine incorporates everyday devices and objects and connects them in unique ways. The machine must be no more than 5 feet by 3 feet by 2 feet.

THE MISSION: The mission is to construct a machine that uses multiple steps to complete an assigned task, which varies from year to year. 

THE CHALLENGE: This year’s challenge is to… WEIGH IT!

SCORING: Teams are scored on progress reports, a team presentation, and the operation of their machine. 

REGISTRATION: $25/team due January 8th, 2018 

DIVISIONS: Senior Division (9th-12th grade) | Junior Division (6th-8th grade)

Registration: January 8th, 2018 
Conceptual Design Proposal: January 8th, 2018 
Image Release Waiver: February 5th, 2018
Photographic Progress Reports:
#1 – January 22nd, 2018
#2 – February 5th, 2018
#3 – February 23rd, 2018

WEBSITE: http://mnceme.mnsu.edu/stem-outreach/2018-engineering-machine-design-contest/

CONTACT: Melissa Huppert, STEM Outreach Director | melissa.huppert@mnsu.edu | (507) 389-2110