Annual Solar Oven Contest on Wednesday


Oct. 9, 2017

UA Freshmen to Test Solar Ovens in Annual Campus Contest

  • What: Solar Oven Throw Down
  • When: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11
  • Where: UA Mall near Student Union Memorial Center, UA campus

Nearly 600 UA engineering students will compete in a mass cookoff as they test and demonstrate low-cost solar ovens they designed and built from scratch. Freshmen will showcase their creativity and math prowess in a bid to calculate the expected temperatures of their thermodynamic designs. Faculty and industry judges will select winners and award prizes. The annual event is sponsored by W.L. Gore & Associates.


Media contacts:
Brian Cunningham
UA College of Engineering

Pete Brown 
UA College of Engineering

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