Materials Students Compete in CoE's 10th Annual Kamikaze Egg Drop Competition

Published on Friday February 27, 2004

Several students from MESPO (MSE undergraduate student organization) competed in the College of Engineering's 10th Annual Kamikaze Egg Drop Competition, held Friday, February 27th in the Great Court of Drexel University's Main Building.  The competition marked the end of a week of Drexel events held in honor of the 10th Annual National Engineers Week, celebrated February 23rd-27th, 2004. Participants from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering include (pictured above from left to right) BS/MS student Marcie Reilly, John Chmiola, Bill Schrepple, and Becky Dunmire, all Class of 2004.

The goal of the egg drop competition is to design and build a device which will interface with the design committee's trolley car to safely carry a large, Grade A uncooked egg down a steel cable attached to the second floor of the Main building into a barricade on the ground floor. After hitting the barricade, the device is then opened to reveal whether or not the egg survived its journey. If the egg survives, the device passes to the second round, at which time it is released from the third floor of Main.

Participants from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering include (pictured above from left to right) BS/MS student Marcie Reilly, John Chmiola, Bill Schrepple, and Becky Dunmire, all Class of 2004.