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Mystery Project

On-Sight Creative Design Problem

Design Constraints

Event Coordinator: Craig King

The problem will not be revealed until the morning of March 20th.


  • MS Division: Each school may sponsor a team of four students to enter.

  • Teams must be registered with event coordinator by February 16th, 2008 via website.

  • Teams must have the required number of students as indicated above.

Area of Problem:

  • Supporting Loads

Rules of Competition:

  • All criteria of construction must be met to continue on to the testing round.

  • All entries must be built by time specified.

  • Tiebreakers will be determined by the judges, based on predetermined criteria.

The winning teamís solution to the problem may be evaluated upon all or none of the following:

  • Time it takes to complete

  • Strength of the solution

  • Creativity

  • Number of possible solutions