Since 2009, the Boeing Company has sponsored an engineering competition for area high school students called the Boeing Engineering Challenge. Students work in teams throughout the academic year, with mentoring from Boeing engineers, to design and build the perfect airplane glider. They learn important concepts in physics and engineering, while modeling industry practices such as technical meetings, design reviews, and test readiness reviews.
This program serves 80-100 local high school students each year, and culminates in a Final Flight Competition hosted by Washington University, taking place in the Athletic Complex Field House each spring. Washington University has also invited participants to visit campus for a mid year field trip to experience college life and learn more about engineering majors. This work is the collaboration of Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership, Alumni & Development Office, and the School of Engineering & Applied Science.
Professor Phil Bayly will offer welcome remarks at 4:30 p.m.