Highlighted Events: Hands-on, Minds-on Activities

Air Trajectory, 8:30-11:15 am and 12:30-3:15 p.m. in Trask Coliseum

Prior to the competition teams will build and test a device powered by a falling mass that converts it's energy to air pressure, capable of launching a projectile at 2 targets whose distance will not be known until after devices have been impounded. At the competition teams will be given 8 minutes to set up their device and attempt up to 4 launches (2 at each target).

Bottle Rockets, 8:30-11:15 am and 12:30-3:15 p.m. on Hoggard Hall Lawn

Teams will build ahead of time up to 2 water rockets using a 2 LITER (or less) CARBONATED BEVERAGE BOTTLE pressure vessel. At the competition, teams will have up to 10 minutes to launch their rocket(s) for the greatest time aloft.

Duct Tape Challenge, 8:30-9:45 and 1:45-3:00 p.m. in Trask Coliseum

This event is a build-on-site event. Teams will arrive at the competition and be given a set of materials, primarily Duct Tape, and a task. They will then have a given amount of time to complete whatever task they are assigned, such as building the tallest tower, widest bridge, most bouyant boat, etc.

Elastic Launch Glider and Wright Stuff, 8:30-11:15 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m. in Trask Coliseum

Teams will build and test ahead of time up to 2 gliders that are launched into the air by an elastic band. At the competition, teams will have 5 minutes to complete up to 5 official flights for the maximum time aloft.

Forensics, 8:30-9:45 p.m. in Dobo Hall, Rooms 125 and 126

Given a scenario and possible suspects, teams will perform a series of tests. These tests, along with other evidence or test results will be used to solve a crime and name the perpetrator.

View the full schedule at the NCSO Website regarding tournament information!