2018 Sophomore Egg Drop
10th Grade students had to build a package out of 50 straws and tape and one sheet of paper. It had to survive a 14 foot drop from the rear stairwell near the electrical shop and tiny home area.
2018 Junior Junk Drawer Car Build:
Juniors were given a bag containing miscellaneous items and had to build a self propelled vehicle capable of going in a straight line for 15 feet and keeping on center. They would lose points if it veered off center or did not reach 15 feet. This exercise emulates the Texas Society of Professional Engineers/UTSA Engineering Challenge CCA won last April at UTSA.
2018 Junior Tunnel Build
Juniors are tasked with building a tunnel using chicken wire as rebar and Plaster of Paris as concrete. It will be topped with soil to simulate a hill and will have a load of three bricks placed on it to evaluate its structural integrity.
2018 Senior Dome Build
12th Grade engineering students had to make a Geodesic Dome out of popsicle sticks capable of holding 40 pounds. They had to use the triangular structural shape inherent in the Geodesic Domes structure. The were given 120 sticks to work with and the dome had to be 12 inches wide and about 12 inches in height.