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Eggs-treme Games to Challenge Drexel Engineering Students Can an Egg Drop 28 Ft and Make the Grade

February 15, 2008

What: “Eggs-treme” games for engineering students are coming to Drexel University for the 14th Annual Egg Drop Competition. The event will kick off Drexel’s celebration of National Engineers Week 2008. More than 40 teams of four team members participate each year. The top three will receive cash prizes.

The 2008 Egg Drop competition will be tougher than ever. It has been redesigned for the first time in 14 years, and will challenge students and faculty to create a device that will protect a Grade A large egg from the impact of a 28 ft. drop into a landing zone. The landing area will be 250 square feet with targets of various point values.

Each team’s carrier will be dropped in the center of the area from a large boom, controlled by judges. Carriers must weigh up to 400 grams and fit into a 12x12x18 inch box. Winners will be determined by the scoring system that takes into account the weight of the carrier, the landing location and condition of the egg.

When: Monday, February 18, 2008, from noon to 2 p.m.

Where: The Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center lobby (31st and Market Streets)

Background: Drexel’s undergraduate engineering program is the largest among the nation’s private colleges and universities.

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News Media Contact: Niki Gianakaris, Assistant Director, Drexel News Bureau 215-895-6741, 215-778-7752 (cell) or ngianakaris@drexel.edu

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