York Chapter

The following events were organized by PEO York Chapter in 2014:

Design Challenge 2014

Apply science and technology for fun and prizes!

The Professional Engineers Ontario - York Chapter Education Committee is organizing an Engineering Design Challenge for grades 7 and 8 students in York Region.  The challenge will take place from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday March 27th, 2014 at Newmarket High School, 505 Pickering Crescent, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 8H1.

 The 2014 Engineering Design Challenge is about vehicle occupant safety. Today’s vehicles utilize crumple zones to provide occupant safety during a crash. They work by deforming and absorbing the vehicle kinetic energy and reducing the forces exerted to the occupants. Your challenge is to design, build, test and evaluate a crumple zone to protect the vehicle occupants.

Each team will discover the list of materials at the start of the challenge. Judging will be in three categories:

1- Problem Solving and Design

2- Construction

3- Performance of Product

There are prizes for the top three teams, and every student will receive a National Engineering Month T-shirt and a certificate of participation.

Registration is limited to 20 teams from schools within York Region. In order to allow a maximum number of schools to enter, there will be an initial limit of two teams per school. The decision about entering an additional team from the same school will be communicated on Thursday March 20, 2014.

Below is a link to 2013 Design Challenge video for your viewing and sharing with team members: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Sy5ivz9qsT8

The entry fee is $80 per team and it is payable on-line. PEO is a non-profit organization and all proceeds go towards the students and the event.

A copy of the consent form is available here.

Please contact Paymon Sani, PEO York Education Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Steve Poste, York Region District School Board Centre for Leadership and Learning at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday March 27,

Paymon Sani, P.Eng.
PEO York Chapter
Education Director

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PEO York Chapter Golf Classic - 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

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