2017 Competition

This friendly competition titled this year as “Super Football” will challenge your ability to conceive, design and construct a device to perform a certain task utilizing provided materials and tools. The competition information and registration is now available below.

The Captain of the teams MUST arrive half an hour early (2:30pm) to check in , pick up materials and find your table. All team members should arrive no later than 2:45pm. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.

Contact: If you have questions about the competition and regulations, contact us at globalforum@rice.edu. If your team is registered but you need to add or change a team member, please email Maureen Maiuri at globalforum@rice.edu the following details: the team’s name and team captain; team member’s name, college, class, major and T-shirt size.

Problem Information: Materials will be given to the Team Captain upon check-in at the Competition. The problem has a timing component so late check-ins may affect your ability to compete.


1st Place team – $200 gift card per team member
2nd Place team – $150 gift card per team member
3rd Place team – $125 gift card per team member
4th Place team – $100 gift card per team member
5th Place team – $75 gift card per team member

Gift cards will be awarded to the 1st-5th place teams as indicated above in addition to door prizes.

The Engineers Week Student Competition will again this year be sponsored by Rice Global E&C Forum, Fluor Corporation and George R. Brown School of Engineering – Rice University.