Each October the Somerville Mathematics Fund sponsors a high school engineering challenge for students from Somerville.
High School students, who live in Somerville, MA, form teams of three competitors ahead of time. Then on the day of the competition they arrive at Gantcher Gym at Tufts U and discover what this year's challenge will be. At the end of the afternoon, their machines compete against each other for prizes. To compete, each team needs to raise $75, and there is an additional prize for the best student fundraiser.
Here are pictures and links from last year's challenge.
Here is the link to download the entry form which is due on 17 October.
If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing all the wonderfully creative students tackle this years challenge.
The link to this page is: http://somervillemathematics.blogspot.com/2014/09/scrapheap-showdown-is-coming-time-to.html
©2014 Erica Dakin Voolich
Welcome to Somerville Mathematics
Welcome to Somerville Mathematics, a blog devoted to exciting mathematical things happening in Somerville MA. I am the founder of The Somerville Mathematics Fund, www.Somervillemathematicsfund.org
The Math Fund was chartered to celebrate and encourage mathematics achievement in Somerville. I hope you will check out my TEDxSomerville talk on the Somerville Math Fund,
I find that there are many other interesting things happening mathematically in Somerville and I hope on this blog to have others share what they are doing. So please contact me at email@example.com if you would like to contribute an article.