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FAU Hosts ‘Engineering Olympics,’ a High School Engineering Competition

            BOCA RATON, FL (October 7, 2009) – Florida Atlantic University’s American Society of Mechanical Engineers club is hosting a high school “Engineering Olympics” competition.  The competition will be held on Friday, October 9 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Live Oak Pavilion of the Student Union, 777 Glades Road, FAU’s Boca Raton campus.

            This annual event exposes high school students to the field of engineering and encourages them to start thinking about engineering as a career choice.  Eighteen teams from six local high schools ­-- Jupiter High School, Boca Raton High School, FAU High School, South Broward High School, Stranahan High School and Plantation High School -- will be competing in the Engineering Olympics.

The teams will compete in a series of five to eight engineering challenges or events. Each team will receive a brown bag of supplies that they will use to complete each challenge. There will be a gold, silver and bronze medal awarded to each winning team in each event and a plaque to the top three schools overall.

            For more information about the competition, contact KC Coyle at 561-297-3580.


Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts ten colleges:  College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the College of Business, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College,  the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.  

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