Registration Open for 6th Annual Egg Drop Competition at COTC

NEWARK, Ohio, January 3, 2018– Registration is now open for the 6th annual High School Egg Drop Competition at Central Ohio Technical College (COTC). The event is being held on Friday, April 6 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 hosted by COTC's engineering technology department.

The 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 2017, 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 $1000 scholarships are awarded to the first place individual and team winners. To register online and access details about competition rules please visit​ Additional questions should be sent to

Four of COTC's engineering technology programs are internationally accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ETAC/ABET). To learn more about the degrees and certificates available in engineering technology, visit

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.​