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Peterborough Engineering Challenge

The Peterborough Engineering Challenge is a day long out of class event. It brings awareness to high school students about applied sciences, maths and associated careers, while having fun in a team environment.

The 2016 challenge involves the design and construction of a small solar powered car. Each team will receive supplies and time to build their car. After the cars are built, organizers will test them to determine their performance. A specially lit track will serve as the testing surface.

Teams score points for design, construction, performance and knowledge. The knowledge based section consists of a short question sheet about the topics in the project.

A local solar industry engineer will provide a short tutorial along with discussions on the role and impact of solar energy engineering in today's society. The event includes engineers and technologists from a variety of industries to discuss engineering/technology as a career choice.

Date/Time: Wednesday March 2, 2016,
10:00am to 2:30pm (Testing starts at 1:00m)

Location: Evinrude Centre (Multi-Purpose room), 911 Monaghan Road, Peterborough Ontario

Who: Groups of four (4) students of same grade (preferred) Sponsored by the Peterborough chapters of:

  •   Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)

  •   Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and

    Technologists (OACETT)

  •   Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

    Other key points:

  •   Lunch will be provided

  •   Local newspapers and TV stations will showcase the event

  •   Trophies and prizes will be given to winning teams

  •   One staff supervisor required for each school