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Oct. 11, 2021

Engineering Students Get Cooking With Homemade Solar Ovens

  • What: Solar Oven Throw Down
  • When: Wednesday, Oct. 13, Noon to 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: University of Arizona Mall (east of the Cactus Garden)

TUCSON, Ariz. – Hundreds of first-year engineering students will take to the University of Arizona Mall on Wednesday to cook biscuits in solar ovens they crafted out of cardboard, duct tape and aluminum foil.

The students spent the last several months applying thermodynamic and mathematical concepts to the design and construction of the ovens. The Solar Oven Throw Down represents one of the students' first hands-on design experience as part of the College of Engineering's four-year Craig M. Berge Engineering Design Program.

Faculty and industry judges will select winners and award prizes.

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Media contact:
Emily Dieckman
College of Engineering

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