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Dirty Dozen Puzzle Contest Returns for Engineers Week

February 10, 2005

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the student who correctly answers the most questions in the Industrial Engineering-sponsored "Dirty Dozen" Puzzle Contest. The contest begins a 5pm on Thursday, February 17 and concludes at 5pm the following Monday.

RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS 1. Read and follow all of the following rules and instructions. 2. Entries will be accepted only from currently enrolled UTA engineering students (undergraduate or graduate), except previous winners of the contest. No student may submit more than one set of answers. 3. The puzzles will be placed on the IMSE website - - at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 17. Use the link on the right side of the home page - 2005 Puzzle Contest – to get to the puzzles. 4. No puzzle will be clarified for any individual, and no partial credit will be given. All parts of a puzzle must be answered correctly (in the required units) to receive credit for its solution. 5. No collaborations are permitted. Anyone discovered collaborating will be disqualified and appropriate action taken. 6. Submit only your name and answers (with no explanations) via e-mail to Dr. Bill Corley at so that your submission will have an electronic time assigned to it. Put “Dirty Dozen Answers” as the subject of the e-mail. Make a single-spaced numerical list for your 13 answers, leaving a blank if you did not attempt to answer a question. No attachments will be accepted. 7. No answers will be accepted after 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 21. In all matters, the decision of the contest coordinator is final. 8. The winner and answers will be announced at noon on Wednesday, February 23, on the IMSE website. The winner will be the student correctly solving the most puzzles. In case of ties, the student with the earliest submission will be declared the winner. Winner must attend the Engineering Banquet on Friday, February 25 to receive the scholarship. 9. The winner will be awarded a $1000 scholarship (minus taxes) at the College of Engineering Awards Banquet, Friday, February 25, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of University Center. For an out-of-state winner, this scholarship also grants in-state tuition either for Spring and Summer 2005 or for all three semesters of the 2005 – 2006 academic year. The winner chooses the time period. However, if the academic year 2005 – 2006 is selected, the scholarship money will not be awarded until Fall 2005.