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Feb. 24 - Crab Boat Engineering Challenge

CRAB BOAT ENGINEERING CHALLENGE

Officials with the UMES Crab Boat Engineering Challenge join Lenita, to discuss the event for high school students on April 23 from 10 AM until 2 PM.

CRAB BOAT ENGINEERING CHALLENGE

GOOD MORNING DELMARVA - The First Annual Eastern Shore Crab Boat Engineering Challenge for area high school students Sat., April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental  Science in Cambridge, Md.

This event was inspired by the Cargo Ship Engineering Challenge that was held for a number of years at the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Teachers expressed an interest in holding a similar challenge on the Eastern Shore so that their students could compete in a STEM-rich engineering competition. This event was situated in the context of something to which Maryland students could relate - crabbing. It provides a great opportunity to increase interest in STEM at your school while requiring students to apply their math and science knowledge to design a solution like a real engineer. Teams will be judged on their boat design proposals, a written report showing calculations and discussing environmental impacts of crabbing, their boat's performance, and their response to judges' questions at the event.


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