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High school students compete to design, build, and solve engineering challenges in fun, competitive environment. In this event themed along the lines of the popular Hunger Games, students will work alongside STEM professionals who will help guide and mentor them through the challenges. The Engineer Games are sponsored by AAON.


Thursday, October 31
9:00am – 2:00pm
TCC Northeast Campus – Gym


Jaime Christensen


Details / Rules:

THE DISTRICT: A total of 8 people will represent a District. This includes 4 Tributes, 1 Stylist, 2 Sponsors and 1 Professional Engineer to mentor the students during the competition. TRSA will provide the Mentors for the Competition.

THE CHALLENGES: The Districts will compete in four challenges. The challenges are top secret and will not be revealed until competition day.

THE REAPING: When teachers apply, they may submit as many students as they’d like to be entered in the “reaping” or drawing for the team. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, October 16. The drawing of Tributes (for each teacher) will be the afternoon of Thursday, October 17. Join us for a Facebook live of the event. Teams may then select their individual roles on the team.


TRIBUTES: These students have primary responsibility for working with their engineering mentor to compete in all engineering challenges set before them during the Engineer Games. Consideration should be given to dividing roles among the tributes. (e.g. materials engineer, engineering manager, mechanical engineer, industrial engineer, etc.)

STYLIST: Each team has a Stylist to give them a memorable look for the Parade of Tributes. The Stylist comes up with coordinating accessories to tie the team together. The Stylists’ creativity may give each team 25 points to each team with the overall best costume, most engineering themed costume, and best school spirit costume. In addition, the Stylist handles all Quality Control and Compliance Engineer responsibilities for their team during the Engineer Games. During the event, the stylist will have specific design challenges that will earn additional points for the team.

Stylists may earn bonus style points for their District with any of the following:

  • Appearance of your District at Parade of Tributes
  • Appearance of your District at the Awards Ceremony
  • Adding style to your District’s entry in any of the challenges

SPONSORS: In the Engineer Games, Sponsors may send useful things to the Tributes during the games. Each team has two Sponsors. During each competition, the sponsors attempt a mini competition of their own. If they accomplish it, they earn something that they can send to their team. (i.e. two extra cups for the tower competition, an extra minute for the K’nex competition, etc.)

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