University of Mississippi Engineering Competition
February 22, 2013
You are cordially are invited to The University of Mississippi Engineering Competition for high-school students. The competition is sponsored by the School of Engineering, the Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE), and the Division of Outreach. The event will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013 . The registration deadline is Friday, February 1, 2013 .
The tournament will consist of a morning team project and team test followed by an afternoon team water tower design competition. The water tower portion requires team members to construct a water tower prior to the competition.
Water Tower Construction Project (Shake Table Challenge) - Teams will need to design and construct a balsa wood prototype model of a Water Tower, at a feasible cost, that can support a minimum of 1 pound of water and withstand forces of simulated earthquakes. Construction of the water tower should occur before the competition date. Water Tower Project Specifications [.pdf]
Teams can have up to four members. The registration fee for each team is $30 and it is payable at registration by check or cash.
Center for Mathematics and Science Education
Attn: Susan Peterson
1111 West Jackson Avenue, Suite G
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848