posted on Oct. 11: Future engineers compete in Faculty Olympics


[img_inline align=”right” src=””]More than 500 potential engineers from 26 secondary schools across Ontario will show their
mettle today at the Faculty of Engineering's popular annual Engineering Olympics and open house.

Competition will be stiff as teams of students compete in events such as “Oodles of Noodles”  students will have to make a
structure using pool noodles; the ever-popular Egg Drop and the Physics Paper Triathlon.

Prizes will be awarded to the top
teams in each event and more than $20,000 in McMaster entrance awards are available to be won. All events will be held at
the John Hodgins Engineering building.

So as not to be left out there is also a special competition for teachers accompanying the students  the event, involving slide
rules will run from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

In addition, students will have a chance to meet faculty and students in the engineering labs, view numerous displays and
demonstrations and tour the McMaster campus.

On display will be the McMaster engineering solar car and the McMaster Engineering Society will have a booth with
information about the school and career opportunities for engineering graduates.

Opening ceremonies will be followed by the morning session of the Olympics from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and
the afternoon session from 12:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closing ceremonies and awards presentation will be held from 3:45 p.m. to
4:30 p.m.

For more information about the Engineering Olympics visit the Web site by at
Photo: Students obtain information about various engineering programs at last year's Engineering Olympics.