Engineering Fair

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2025 Oklahoma Engineering Fair TBA Soon!

The Oklahoma Engineering Fair, organized and directed by the Oklahoma Engineering Foundation is held every February during Engineers Week. It brings together students, teachers, professors, and the business community to give students an introduction to engineering and related principles. The 2024 fair was held on February 21, at Science Museum Oklahoma. Student participants are given the opportunity to showcase their creativity in engineering construction and design through various categories of competition including a bridge competition; rubber band powered vehicle competition; drone competition; tower competition; electric motor competition; ping pong launcher competition and wacky wonders competition. The 2025 Oklahoma Engineering Fair will be announced soon!

Software Engineering Challenge

NEW! 2024 Software Engineering Extravaganza

 2024 Rules Now Available!

OEF is excited to announce a brand new competition at the 43rd Annual Oklahoma Engineering Fair: LIGHTS, SOUNDS, CODE! SOFTWARE ENGINEERING EXTRAVAGANZA sponsored by American Fidelity Corporation. This is going to be a very special opportunity for students with American Fidelity providing programable logic controller kits for use in the competition. The coordinator is Jack Richlie.

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for this awesome new competition is January 21, 2023. This will give us enough time to mail the kits and the $50 Amazon gift card to cover supplies. 

2024 Bridge Building Contest

2024 Rules Now Available!

The Oklahoma Structural Engineers Association is the sponsor of the Bridge Building Contest. Isabella Horton is the coordinator.


2024 REGISTRATION FORM – Bridge Building Contest


2024 Ping Pong Launcher

 2024 Rules Now Available! 

The Ping Pong Launcher Contest is sponsored by the Society of Manfuacturing Engineers, Oklahoma Chapter. The coordinator is Nicholas Bidelspach with Ditch Witch.

2024 Entry Form – Ping Pong Launcher


2024 Eiffel Tower Competition

2024 Rules Now Available!

 The coordinator of the Eiffel Tower Competition is Dr. Brian Grady, Chair of Chemical Engineering, Gallogly College of Engineering, University of Oklahoma. Dr. Grady is also representating the Society of Plastics Engineers.

2024 Entry Form – Eiffel Tower Competition

2024 Wacky Wonder Works Competition

2024 Rules Now Available!

The Central/Southwest Chapter of the Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers is the sponsor and host of the Wacky Wonder Works Competition. John Doddy, Division Manager with the FAA, is the coordinator.

2024 REGISTRATION FORM – Wacky Wonder Works Competition


2024 Bruce Stout Rubber Band Powered Vehicle Contest

2024 Rules Now Available!

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Central Oklahoma Section, is the sponsor of the Bruce Stout Rubber Band Powered Vehicle Contest. The coordinator is Edwin Reynolds.

2024 Entry Form – Rubber Band Powered Vehicle Contest


Drone Zone Competition

2024 Rules Now Available!

The Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, Federal Aviation Administration, Oklahoma City, and Oklahoma State University College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, is the sponsor of the Drone Zone Competition.

2024 Entry Form – Drone Zone Competition


2025 Registration Open in October 2024

Make plans to participate in the 44th Annual Oklahoma Engineering Fair in February 2025, at Science Museum Oklahoma. An exact date will be announced soon.

Give to OEF

Thank you so much for your interest in giving to the Oklahoma Engineering Foundation. It’s because of people like you that we are able to continue the work of the Oklahoma Engineering Fair. There are several ways to give, so click the buttton below to find out what area of giving is right for you.

Prizes and Awards

The first-place classroom/teacher in each category win $300 and a plaque; second place, $200; and third place, $100. The first-place student winners in each category will receive a medal and $30 Amazon gift card; second place, a medal and $20 Amazon gift card; and third place, a medal and $10 Amazon gift card. 

We can’t wait to see you!

February 2024

The 44th Annual Oklahoma Engineering Fair will be held at Science Museum of Oklahoma in February 2025! Competitions kick off at 9 a.m.. Most events will be completed by 2 p.m. A specific date will be announced soon.



The latest rules will be published in September 2024. The old rules will remain available online, but please note, there are always rules changes, so plan to check back in the fall. 

See 2024 rules above for reference.


Media Release

Participation in the Oklahoma Engineering Fair implies consent to use contest photographs in local, regional, and national publicity. If you need an exception to this rule for a student, please inform us by email prior to the contest at

Thank you!


Pandemic Impact

Academic growth suffered nationwide during the pandemic. From 2020 to 2022, 9-year-olds across the country showed the first score drop in math since 1973, according to the Nation’s Report Card. OEF is doing its part to help Oklahoma recover from the pandemic by offering high quality math and engineering opportunities to students.

Thirty-three percent of Oklahoma’s third- and fourth-graders hit grade-level targets in math, but numbers worsened among older children. Students in fifth, sixth and seventh grade scored on level at a rate of 22-26% while 16% of eighth-graders and 19% of 11th-graders showed math proficiency. 

“This pandemic has been like an earthquake; it shook our world, and education will never be the same,”

— Peggy Carr, Commissioner, NAEP

Alex Marks, Engineering Fair Co-Chair

Many thanks to Alex Marks, Whites Energy Service, for serving as the Co-Chair of the Oklahoma Engineering Fair.  Alex is a member of the OEF Board of Trustees and serves as secretary. As such, he is a member of OEF’s executive committee.