University of Vermont

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Aiken Challenge

Aiken Challenge

2018 Information:
The Aiken Challenge!
Saturday, December 1, 2018; 9am - 3pm
UVM Davis Center, Votey Hall and Perkins Hall

There are three parts to the event:

  • An engineering challenge competition with participation from K-12 student teams from all over Vermont.
  • Workshops for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts to earn technical and creative scout badges
  • Hands-on STEM and STEAM activities

Free and open to the public. Families are invited to observe the Aiken Engineering Challenge in the Davis Center and participate in hands-on activities
Note that pre-registration is required for the Aiken Engineering Challenge and the Scout programs.
Sponsored by the George D. Aiken Lectures Fund and the organized by the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.

Aiken Event Schedule


8:30 - 9:30 Aiken Engineering Challenge Registration, Davis Center

9:00 - 9:45 Girl Scouts Registration, Davis Center

9:00 - 11:00 Boy Scouts Registration, Davis Center

Hands-on Activities

9:00 - 12:00 FabLab Hands-on activities and demos, Davis Center

Participant Lunch

11:15 - 11:45 Girl and Boy Scout Lunch, Davis Center

12:00 Aiken Engineering Challenge, Davis Center


9:00 - 12:00 Hands-on activities with the UVM FabLab, Davis Center

9:30 - 3:00 Aiken Engineering Challenge, Davis Center

10:00 - 11:00 Girl Scouts concurrent programs, Votey

12:00 - 5:00 Boy Scout concurrent programs, Votey, Perkins, Kalkin

12:00 - 1:00 Girl Scout second program, Votey

1:30 - 2:00 Aiken Engineering Challenge Awards Ceremony, Davis Center

"Aiken Challenge" was once named "TASC Challenge"