Published on Wednesday February 28, 2007
Drexel University’s College of Engineering kicked off National Engineers Week on Monday, February 19, 2007 with the 13th Annual Egg Drop Competition held in the Great Court of Drexel’s Main Building.
A total of 43 teams, comprised of students, faculty, and staff, participated in the contest, in which students create a device that prevents an egg from breaking when dropped from a great height. The Egg Drop participants’ goal is for their contraptions to carry a grade A large uncooked egg down a steel cable and into a barricade, without breaking the egg. This year students used everything from a hot pink gorilla to a plush Mario the Drexel Dragon to keep their eggs from scrambling.
In the first round of the competition, the eggs have a great fall from the second floor of the Main Building. The survivors are then launched from the third floor to see which one will crack under the pressure.
MSE students and faculty comprised 12 teams in the competition. The teams were as follows:
Team Name: Members:
Omelet Dr. Caroline Schauer, Jennifer Vondran, Aaron Sakulich
B&B Dr. Barsoum and his son Michael Barsoum
The M Factor Ben Riblett
Los Eggzemos Paul Fallis, Keith Fahnestock, Darin Tallman
Eggies Eric Brenner, Barbara Robinson, Kamal Shair
Eggsecutives Anthony Musey, Andre Chan, Dan Pugh
Dragon Eggs Young Joon Ham, Ari Sagiv, Ronald Martin, Kristen Koyle
Eggateers Charles Spence, Dave Althouse, Mike Sexton
Team Egghead Adam Blackford, Ryan Loomis
Eggomers Eric Eisele, Jameson Detweiler, Sara Byrnes
Egg Beaters Courtney Reid, Sean Miller, Russ Marron
Fowl Play Michael Loudenslager and Stepfanie Robeski (ECE)
Matthew Thanakit (Electrical Engineering) and David Ho (Architectural Engineering) took home first prize by packing their egg in a cylindrical cushion of Styrofoam. Daniel Shay (Chemical Engineering) and Norman Jones (Civil Engineering), won second and third place by securing their eggs in green Styrofoam shells.
The competition was featured on WPVI-TV (ABC-6) and WCAU-TV (NBC-10) on February 20, 2007. The WCAU-TV story was syndicated on 55 stations nationwide, including WMAQ-TV (NBC-Chicago), KUSA-TV (NBC-Denver) and WRC-TV (NBC-Washington, D.C.) and WOWT-TV (NBC-Omaha).