Purdue Columbus to host ‘Boiler Tech Challenge’

Teams of students from area high schools will converge on Purdue Polytechnic Columbus on Friday, April 6, 2018 as they complete engineering challenges to win the 2018 Boiler Tech Challenge. This annual event is sponsored by Purdue Polytechnic Columbus in an effort to encourage STEM education and an interest in engineering technology study among area high school students.

School officials say the theme for the 2018 Boiler Tech Challenge is “Purdue Polytechnic ENGINEERS Infinity War.” High school teams will be tasked with completing challenges under the following categories:

• Traverse It
• Save It
• Shield It
• Balance It
• Free It

Details of the challenges will not be released until the day of the challenge, allowing a level playing field for all teams.

High school teams confirmed for participation in the 2018 Boiler Tech Challenge are:

• Brown County High School
• Columbus East High School
• Columbus North High School
• Columbus Signature Academy
• Jennings County High School
• North Decatur High School
• South Dearborn High School
• South Decatur High School

The team earning the most combined points over the course of the day will win the Purdue Polytechnic Columbus Boilermaker Train Trophy.

For more information on the Boiler Tech Challenge, visit Purdue Polytechnic Columbus, visit purdue.edu/columbus.