Student Competitions

Looking for competition results?  Click here!

What is it?

This is a wonderful opportunity for kids in 1st through 12th grades to get their science, physics and engineering brains exercised at the Engineers Week Student Competitions.  They can participate in as many or few competitions as you want and some of them you can have teams! Bring a friend! You only need to be there for 2-3 hours to get all the fun packed in, but if you choose not to do all the competitions you can participate for a shorter time. There are competitions for paper airplanes, egg drops, egg tosses, boat building, lego structure creating, earthquaking, and tower building. Hundreds of students across southcentral Alaska attend this wonderful, free event every year and we would love to see you there. Prior preparation is not needed for any competition but one (the Tower of Power – see instruction below) of the competitions, so just show up!

Location: Engineering & Computation Building (the newly renovated, old engineering building on the NW corner of Providence Drive and UAA Drive)
University of Alaska Anchorage

Date: February 17, 2018

Time: Competitions run from 10am-3pm with awards for top finishers handed out shortly after 3pm.

Where to park: Park in the new garage just north of the ECB – turn onto Mallard Lane from UAA Drive and and the entrance is on the south side of the street.  Much, much more convenient than previous years!

Event Rules (final rules to be posted soon, however will be similar to 2017 rules):


2017 Marshmallow Rules – Approximately 25 minutes to complete

2017 Airplane Rules – Approxmately 10 – 15 minutes to complete

2017 Egg Toss Rules – Approximately 10 – 30 minutes to complete

2017 Floatable Rules – Approximately 30 minutes to complete

2017 Shake & Break Rules – Approximately 5-15 minutes to complete

2017 Egg Drop Rules – Approximately 30 minutes to complete

2018 Lego Rules – Approximately 10-20 minutes to complete


Looking for results from 2017?  Click here!