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Number of teams:

4 members in a team from one school, 10 teams maximum

Target participants:

Secondary 4 and 5 students. Preference will be given to those students taking Physics, Extended modules of Mathematics and/or Combined Science with Physics.

Description of the competition:

The challenge involves design, fabricate and testing of paper structure. Teams of high school students will be given 2 hours for the fabrication with paper and tapes. Each paper structure has to support one of the team member’s body weight, while extra load will be added until the structure collapse. Judging criteria include (a) strength (body weight + extra load) (b) lightness and (c) aesthetic and innovation.

For enrolment:

Please register online at the Secondary School Relations Section of PolyU https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ous/ssrs/

Briefing Session (Optional to attend):

A briefing session will be held in late June or early July 2018. The briefing session will outline the rules of Paper Structure Challenge and the test set-up.  There will be a question and answer session at the end of the briefing session.  Contestants and school representatives are encouraged to attend. Please note that we will not entertain any question during the model fabrication to ensure fairness of the competition. 

Competition regulations:

Detail of the competition will be released via this webpage in mid March 2018.

Last’s year competition:

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