This year marks the 10th year of Engineering Idol, the high school design competition run by the Etobicoke Chapter of PEO. Each year during National Engineering Month our chapter issues an engineering challenge motivated by the problems that engineers solve in the world today.
We hope to inspire the young generation to pursue a degree in STEM in their post-secondary studies. Over the last 10 years these problems have been:
- Wind Turbine
- Duct Heat recovery
- Water treatment
- Bionic ear (Cochlear implants)
- Fluidized bed
- The Piezoelectric Effect
- The Mars Lander
- The Prosthetic Limb
- Power Distibution(Current)
This year’s challenge, designing a power distribution network was issued to thirteen high schools from across the GTA in December. You will find our competitors facing off, while working together. The challenge will be to create a power distribution network to feed a source while sharing within the “communities” (competitiors) themselves. For the last few months, student groups have developed their designs and will present them before the judges on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Come out to this National Engineering Month event, support aspiring engineers in our community, and see the impressive designs from each high school team.
- The event will run from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
- Public viewing: 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
- Presentations and Award: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Please RSVP online. Pizza and refreshments will be served at noon.