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MD Engineering Challenges

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This is not the official MD Engineering site- it is a site created by TEEAM to assist people in gaining information about the program.  

Go to the official MES page for the latest information, resources, and updates.
If the link above does not work, copy and paste the address below

http://www.thebmi.org/page/maryland_engineering_challenges

Questions? Contact Melinda Cané at mcane@thebmi.org or 410.727.4808 x120.

Most events have excellent, free 'coaching' clinics
Check the bmi website for the latest newsletter from MEC

PHOTOS from recent MEC events >>>  clickHERE  JUST ADDED: paper airplane and rocket!

LINKS:  TEEAM resources below to assist in educators successfully participating in the MEC programs:

Click on the event below for more information

Competition
(click below to access full resource page)
Grade Level       Competition Date   Description 
Theme Park 

Grades 4 to 5.....:Saturday, March 26, 2011 

Construct a moving theme park ride based on a literature curriculum reading
Safe Racer   Grades 2 to 3.....Competition Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011  Build a sports car to allow "Eggbert" to survive a crash test and distance trial  
Paper Airplane 
photos/video added! 
Grades 1 to 5..... Competition Date: Saturday, January 29, 2011  Design a paper airplane to fly a paperclip "passenger" as far as possible. 
     
Future City
photos/video added! 

 Grades 7 to 8..... Competition Date: Saturday, January 15, 2011 

Design a city using SimCity software and create a model of one area. 
HoverCraft
photos/video added! 4/4/11 
 Grades 6 to 8 Competition Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011  Build the fastest hovercraft to travel across the "Chesapeake Bay." 
Straw Bridge   Grades 6 to 8.....Competition Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011  Construct a plastic-straw bridge to support a 6.5-lb. truck for one minute.  
.Eco-Power   Grades 6 to 8....Competition Date: Sunday, May 1, 2011  Design a wind turbine to power LED lights in your "school."
     
Cargo Ship  Grades 9 to 12.....Competition Date: Sunday, May 1, 2011 Design and demonstrate a ship to carry containerized cargo over a water course
Robot  Grades 9 to 12.....Competition Dates: Sat. April 30, and Sun. May 1, 2011

   Construct a two- or four-leg robot to walk under direction over uneven terrain

Wood Bridge  
photos/video added! 
 Grades 9 1o 12.....Competition Date: Saturday, January 15, 2011  Design a structurally efficient bridge to hold the maximum load before breaking 
Cargo Airplane   
photos/video added! 
Grades 9 to 12.....Competition Date: Saturday, February 12, 2011

Construct an electric airplane to fly tethered flights with and without cargo. 

 

http://www.gbc.org/news/1569/ - article on the Engineering Challenges and the impact on the Baltimore City School District students. 

 

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