The Fluor Engineering Challenge is open to K-12 students around the world. Students can enter individually or as teams of up to four students. Only one entry per team is allowed. There is no limit to the number of teams that can enter per school or afterschool program. The more teams that enter from a school or organization, the greater the chances of the school/organization winning a prize! Afterschool programs include any nonprofit organization that serves students, including, but not limited to, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, YMCA, and Boys and Girls Clubs. Students may participate on more than one team, but each team must use a different design.
Build a device to launch a ball as far as possible, and another device to catch it, all from a limited list of materials like pencils, rubber bands, paper, and tape. The farther you can launch the ball (following the challenge rules) before it touches the ground, and the fewer materials you use, the higher your score.
Students can do this challenge anywhere! The Fluor Engineering Challenge is designed as a fun hands-on engineering project to do at home, in the classroom, or as part of an afterschool program.