Real World Design Challenge is a competition for High School Students that highlights engineering design, simulation, communication and collaboration.
A powerful illustration of 21st Century Skills essential for the workplace, professionals mentoring teams have commented on demonstrated skills that are highly prized in their own workforce.
The Real World Design Challenge (RWDC), an event held annually, provides high school students, grades 9 – 12, the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team environment. Each year, student teams will be asked to address a challenge that confronts one of our nation’s leading industries. Students will utilize professional quality computer-aided design 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.
Kansas builds on a rich history of student ingenuity that has earned two First Place and a Third Place ranking in the national competition. We are honored by the team from Baldwin High School and the team assembled by teacher, Pam Davis, the 2012 National First Place Winners!
Kansas competition has been growing over the last few years; we would like to continue that growth in a challenging but rewarding opportunity!
Go to www.realworlddesignchallenge.org and click the link to register a team!
Schools participating in the challenge have opportunity to use high end CAD software, modeling software, mathematics, and project management tools.* The software is free for participating schools and represents a substantial financial value.
Let us know how we can facilitate your involvement or if you have any questions.
RJ Dake - Coordinator
Matt Krehbiel – Co-coordinator
- Creo Elements Pro (Formerly Pro/ENGINEER)
- Mechanica, Mathcad, and the Windchill collaboration site provide by PTC
- NEi Nastran provided by NEi Software
- ZAERO provided by Zona Technology