College of Engineering Solar Oven Throw Down

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 3:00pm

The public is invited to attend one of the College of Engineering's hottest events.

More than 500 UA engineering students will compete in this mass cook-off, testing and demonstrating low-cost solar ovens they designed and built from scratch. While freshmen showcase their creativity and mathematical prowess in a bid to most accurately calculate the expected temperatures of their thermodynamic designs, faculty and industry judges will elect winners and award prizes.

There will be smoke! Some solar ovens at the annual event – sponsored by W.L Gore and Associates – have been known to reach nearly 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

For more information, please contact Brian Cunningham at 520-626-1780 or You may also contact Pete Brown at 520-621-3754 or

Main Campus
UA Mall
Tucson, AZ
United States
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Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact, Brian Cunningham.