Registration Open for 7th Annual Egg Drop Competition at COTC

NEWARK, Ohio, January 17, 2019 – Registration is now open for the 7th annual High School Egg Drop Competition Destination for Innovation event at Central Ohio Technical College (COTC). The event will be Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the John Gilbert Reese Center, 1209 University Drive, Newark, on the shared campus of COTC and The Ohio State University at Newark. The competition is hosted by COTC's engineering technology department.

The event is open to all high school students, who will compete as individuals or a team 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. Prizes and $1000 COTC scholarships are awarded to the first place individual and team winners. To register online, read official competition rules and frequently asked questions please visit Additional questions can be addressed to

While on campus, entrants will also explore COTC's hands-on academic labs and discover how COTC can be their destination for innovation in more than 45 associate degree or certificate programs in health care, engineering technology, public services and safety, and business and information technology.

In 2018, more than 400 central Ohio high school students representing 32 high schools participated in COTC's Egg Drop. 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.

Four of COTC's engineering technology programs are internationally accredited by the 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.