Engineering Design Competition

The Design Competition will not be held in 2020 due to Covid-19 concerns.

On October 25, 2019 The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University will host high school science students (grades 10-12*) interested in applying their knowledge and ingenuity to design devices to accomplish prescribed tasks. Students will compete in teams of two (or individually if they choose) for the first three categories. The Impromptu Competition will require two to four participants per team.

Each participant may compete in one, two, three, or all four categories (listed on the left). Participants must compete in at least one of the other three categories to be in the Impromptu Competition. 

Each school will be limited to twenty or fewer student participants.

The projects will be completed in the participant's school and brought to St. John's for contest judging on October 25. Check the pages of each design category for design parameters and testing conditions.

* If your school has mixed classes containing both Jr. & Sr. High students, it is OK to include both when you register.

Contact Information

Teachers or advisors must register student teams. Registrations will be accepted from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. Late registrations require an O.K. from the Lab Manager. Use the email link below to list the students in each team and the competitions they will be participating in. Impromptu teams will be determined the day of the competition. Confirmations will be emailed after the registration is received.

For additional information, email (do not call) the Physics Department Lab Manager at Saint John's University:

Lynn Schultz 

[email protected]

Physics Department Lab Manager
Collegeville, MN 56321-3000