Local High School Students Compete in Annual Engineering Olympics Competition at College of DuPage

By: Mike McKissack

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Students ponder construction of a bridge from limited materials during one of several engineering competition categories at the 2020 Engineering Olympics held Feb. 21 at College of DuPage. View photos from the event.

Nearly 200 students from 21 high schools in District 502 competed in the event, which was designed for students interested in engineering careers. Hosted by COD’s Engineering and Technology Club, the competition featured hands-on design projects related to a variety of engineering disciplines.

The Engineering program at College of DuPage provides the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in engineering and includes courses in mathematics, computer programming, chemistry, physics, engineering graphics, mechanics, circuits and general studies. Upon completion of the Associate in Engineering Science degree, students transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions, where they complete the last two years of their bachelor's degree in engineering.

Learn more about the Engineering program at College of DuPage.