Registration Open for 5th Annual Egg Drop Competition at COTC

NEWARK, Ohio, January 20, 2017– Registration is now open for the 5th annual High School Egg Drop Competition at Central Ohio Technical College (COTC). The event is being held on April 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the John Gilbert Reese Center, 1209 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055, on the shared campus of COTC and The Ohio State University at Newark. The competition is put on by COTC's engineering technology​ department.

2015EggDrop1_lr.jpgThe egg drop competition is a classic engineering experiment. The objective of the competition is to design a device that will protect an 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 fall to the drop zone target.

In 2016, more than 400 central Ohio high school students participated. The competition encourages ingenuity and innovation in high school students who have an interest in engineering, but it is also open to those students who plan on pursuing education outside of engineering after high school.

Registration is open to all high school students. Students can compete individually or as part of a team. Prizes and scholarships are awarded for the winning entries. The last day to register is April 14, 2017.

Registration forms are available online at Additional questions should be sent to .

COTC was ranked number one in Ohio and number 19 in the nation by PayScale in its 2016-17 College Salary Report ranking the best community and career colleges by salary potential. COTC 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 operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.​