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2019 MAGLEV Competition

2019 MAGLEV Competition

Office of Educational Programs


In this competition, you will learn about MAGLEV technology and use math, science, and technology principles to optimize the design of a MAGLEV vehicle. Long Island, like so many areas, has traffic congestion problems. Many experts believe the best way to solve this problem is to design new transportation systems. One approach is to develop "MAGLEV" vehicles which float over a fixed track, supported (levitated) and driven by magnetic fields. This is like flying with lift provided by magnets instead of wings.

Audience for This Competition

This competition is suitable for all Middle School grade students and teachers.

2017 MAGLEV Competition

Competition Rules & Eligibility Criteria

Information for Teachers

Please be informed, photos will be taken during this event and may be used in publications and on the web.

Student Design Portfolio

Instructions - The steps in this Design Portfolio will help you complete your MAGLEV vehicle design. Writing down what you did or found in each step will help you and others learn from your work.

It will also help the competition judges understand your design approach. The design process begins with a Problem Statement. Here you should state exactly what your design is trying to accomplish. Next, under Investigation, list the questions you will have to answer to come up with a successful design.

The remaining steps take you through the rest of the design process. As you complete your design, fill in your responses to each step. You may add tables, charts, drawings or anything else you think will help you and your readers understand what you did.

Note: the Student Design Portfolio has changed.

Important Dates

Tue, Jan 1, 2019 Registration opens
1:00 AM
Mon, Mar 11, 2019 Registration closes
11:45 PM
Wed, Mar 20, 2019 Competition Starts
8:30 AM
Wed, Mar 20, 2019 Competition Ends
1:00 PM

Competition Information

2017 MAGLEV Participants
2017 MAGLEV Participants
Photo Galleries

Last Modified: October 31, 2018