Tri-Cities ASME Egg Drop at Kingsport Town Center

Kingsport: Tri-Cities ASME Egg Drop Competition

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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 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 or by calling the Egg Drop

Chairman, Todd Athon at 423-330-8266.

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