Tri-Cities ASME Egg Drop at Kingsport Town Center
Kingsport: Tri-Cities ASME Egg Drop Competition
Tri-Cities ASME Egg Drop Competition
This year's American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Egg Drop competition
will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 23rd, in the Belk Court of the Kingsport Town
Center and is expected to last approximately 2 hours. Check-in and registration for the
event will open at 12:00 noon.
The Egg Drop competition encourages the local community to put their math and science
skills to work in a fun and challenging way as they design protective cases for eggs, and
then drop the eggs from 22 feet onto a target. Contestants earn points based on how many
parts comprise their case, how close to the target the egg lands, whether the egg lands
safely, and how much the case weighs. The top three winners in each of 5 categories will
receive cash prizes.
Anyone in the community is invited to participate. There will be five competing categories:
Elementary school (K-5th grade), Middle school (6-8th grade), High school (9-12th grade),
Adult and Teams. The Team category can include any age person and any number of
people can be on a team. Each entry will receive a t-shirt at the competition and entries in
the Team category will receive up to 2 t-shirts with their entry fee. Additional t-shirts will be
available for purchase in advance on the website.
Several area sponsors include: Eastman Chemical Company, Northeast State Technical
Community College, ASME, AIChE, ASCE, ASQ, Day and Zimmerman, Times News,
Jacobs, Food City, and Kingsport Town Center. This year’s competition is expected to
attract approximately 150 entries and a crowd of over 400 spectators. Our celebrity emcee
of the event will be Tom Taylor, three time A.P. Sports Broadcaster of the Year, host of Tri-
Cities Morning Show on AM870, and public address announcer at the Bristol Motor
Early registration is only $3 for individuals and $5 for teams. The early registration deadline
is March 1 and is the only way to guarantee that you will receive a t-shirt. Register online at
www.asme-eggdrop.org or at the Kingsport Town Center, formerly the Fort Henry Mall, mall
management desk located on the second floor between Hibbett Sports and Belk. Additional
information is available online at www.asme-eggdrop.org or by calling the Egg Drop
Chairman, Todd Athon at 423-330-8266.