"Participants study the principles of flight and design in order to fabricate a glider that stays in flight for the greatest elapsed time. The glider must be designed to be launched from a catapult that is provided onsite. The design process is documented in a portfolio that is submitted for evaluation."

For the Connecticut State Conference, this competition entails constructing a glider prior to the conference and having three official flight times recorded on-site. There is no semifinalist build event. Only individuals may participate in this event.

Items required for submission:


Printed portfolio

Separate copy of LEAP Report

"Learning to lead in a technical world"


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