Real World Design ChallengeSource
Real World Design Challenge PartnersDeadline
AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, DCCluster(s)
College & Career Readiness, Extended LearningPurpose
The Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) is an annual competition that provides high school students, grades 9-12, the opportunity to work on real-world engineering challenges in a team environment. Each year, student teams are asked to address a challenge that confronts our nation's leading industries. Students will utilize professional engineering software to develop their solutions and will also generate presentations that convincingly demonstrate the value of their solutions. The RWDC provides students with opportunities to apply the lessons of the classroom to the technical problems that are being faced in the workplace.Eligibility
Participation is limited to students living in OR enrolled in schools located in a state or territory that is hosting a State Competition. Schools are defined to include public, private, charter and home schools. To be eligible to compete as a student team member, a student must be currently enrolled in grade nine, ten, eleven or twelve. Students enrolled in school environments with alternative grade or level designations must be engaged in a program of study equivalent to the corresponding high school grade level. Student team members must have attained the age of 13 as of November of the competition year. Student team members shall not yet have attained the age of 20 as of November of the competition year. Teams may be organized around extra-curricular organizations such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and science clubs, etc. Teams from extra-curricular organizations are encouraged to participate.