COTC Expands 3rd Annual High School Egg Drop Competition

​​​​​​​​​​​March 26, 2015—Newark, OH—Central Ohio Technical College is expanding its Third Annual Egg Drop Competition to include area freshman, sophomore, junior and senior high school students on April 24th from 9 am – 1 pm at the John Gilbert Reese Center.

The objective of the competition is to design a device that will protect a large egg from breaking when it is dropped from a height of approximately 22 feet. Entrants compete to design the device with the lightest weight, the fewest number of parts, and the most accurate drop to the drop zone target.

"This will require a bit of mathematical planning from the students," says Amir Nassirharand, PhD, Engineering Technology Program Director, who adds, "This sort of planning is what engineers are expected to do in their everyday careers."  The competition encourages ingenuity and innovation in high school students who have an interest in engineering technology, but it is also open to those students who plan on pursuing education outside of engineering technology after high school.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place team and individual finishers. Prizes include college scholarships, Apple iPad Minis, Beats by Dre headphones, medals and more. 

Event sponsors include: ADR & Associates, Ampacet Corporation, Ariel Corporation, Devine Farms, Englefield Oil Company, Jobes Henderson & Associates, Licking Memorial H​ospital, McWane Ductile, MPW Industrial Services, Inc., ​Owens Corning Science & Technology Center, Park National Bank, Polymer Technologies & Services, Inc., Screen Machine Industries, Tamarack Farms, Tech International, UMD Automated Systems, Weekley Electric, LLC. and The Works.

This year's competition marks the continuation of a successful event that drew over 100 students to compete last year. Interested students can register for this free event at or email for more information.

Central Ohio Technical College is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio that operates four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.


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