Competitions

Welcome to the competitions page for Engineering Expo 2015!   Here you will find all the latest information about the exciting, hands on, games and competitions that will be hosted at Engineering Expo 2015. The purpose of these competitions is to allow students from all grades to get a taste of what scientists and engineers do on a daily basis. All Competitions will be offered on Thursday and Friday of Expo and selected competitions will be offered on Saturday.

Please note: Registration for the professional competition ends March 10th. See official rules below to see how to register.

Competitions For Engineering Expo Include: 

Mini Competitions-These games do not require any preparation by students. More specific information will be available closer to the dates of Expo.

Professional Competition- This game requires students to prepare a device before attending Expo. Registration for the competition is required.

Solar Car Drag Race (grades 6-12): Students construct a solar powered vehicle prior to the competition that can traverse a given distance in the fastest time. The cars will all use a specified solar panel to help eliminate monetary advantages.

The official rules for this competition can be found here: 

Engineering Expo will provide small prizes for the winner(s) of each event.

If you have any comments or suggestions feel free to email us at competitions@engineeringexpo.wisc.edu.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Are there any costs associated with the mini competitions?

No. All materials will be provided by engineering expo.

What costs are associated with the professional competition?

Student groups wishing to participate in Solar Car Drag Race will need to purchase all components of their car independently.

Can commercially available kits or pre-made vehicles be used for the professional competition?

No. The purpose of the competition is for students to learn a little bit about the design process and scientific principles that are incorporated into devices.

How much current and voltage will be produced by the solar panel for the professional competition?

The solar panel will produce at a maximum 7 volts and 400 mA depending on how close to the light the panel is held.