Some 300 students from across the St. Louis region will launch balsa wood gliders at the Washington University Field House as they compete in the 11th annual Boeing Engineering Challenge. For the past academic year, Boeing engineers have mentored local students by offering hands-on experiences in aerospace engineering, technology, science and math. Medals will be awarded to students whose gliders have the farthest flight, straightest path, longest hang time and best quality of flight. Planes with the most creative appearance and most creative engineering also are recognized.
Some 3,000 students have participated in the challenge throughout its history.
The annual Boeing Engineering Challenge is sponsored by Boeing in collaboration with Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership and School of Engineering & Applied Science.