Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Engineering Olympics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Each Tuesday night at 8:30, the Innovation House holds a competition of ingenuity, innovation, and creativity.
Drum roll, please................................ THE ENGINEERING OLYMPICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Students of the community compete against their peers in engineering events each week in teams of 2 or 3. Points are awarded based on performance in the competition and design bonuses, and carry over week to week. The top 3 finishers will have their names engraved on the Innovation House Wall of Champions plaque, forever esteemed and regarded with great awe and respect as people walk through the LLC.

Week one featured the newspaper tower build. We saw many different designs; a few didn't make it off the ground, and some tipped over as soon as they weren't being braced, but the winners' stood tall and reached well past the second floor of the common area.

Week two featured the egg drop. Almost every design protected the egg through all three planned stages of the competition. 

So many survived that we needed to add another element to the competition. Competitors now needed to throw their contraptions as far as they could horizontally. THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE WINNER.

Tomorrow is stage 3 of the Olympics: the bridge-building competition. The fourth event is to be a surprise and will not be announced until the day of the final challenge. Lots of people have lots of points, and everyone is in the running for the coveted plaque engraving. Who will be the 3 engineers left standing? 

May the odds be ever in your favor!

Signing off, 
Kyle Christensen
Calvin Berceau
Ross Goessl

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