Real World Design Challenge

Ages:High School

Type:Submission

Categories:engineering, STEM

Scope:International

Registration Closes
Nov 22, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

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 will be 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.

Students use professional design software from PTC to create engineering design solutions in response to annual challenge topics. Solutions are submitted and reviewed at the state level first, then State Champions are invited to Washington D.C. to compete in a live final event. The Getting Started page has a lot of important resources for teams. Go to the Getting Started page and find the following important Challenge materials:

  • Challenge Statement - provides an overview of the engineering problem you will be solving this in this years challenge.
  • Detailed Background- provides background information on the Challenge and adds detail to the Challenge Statement.
  • Engineering Design Notebook Template- is a Word document provides the specific format detailing what section are needed in the Engineering Design Notebook so it is aligned with the Scoring Rubric.
  • Scoring Rubric – Ultimately teams are graded on the submission of an Engineering Design Notebook that details the teams’ design. The Scoring Rubric explains what is expected in the Engineering Design Notebook and provides details on how the Engineering Design Notebook is scored.
  • Student/Coaches/Teachers Guide - is a reference for Teams. It provides greater detail on what needs to be done through out the competition.

Designs are scored based on an evaluation rubric found on the competition website.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://www.realworlddesignchallenge.org/

Managing Organization: Real World Design Challenge

Contact:
Jeff Coppola
jeffcoppola@gmail.com
703-965-2870

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
Teams are made up of 3-7 students in grades 9-12. Each team needs a coach who is a teacher or other adult to help organize the team and act as the point of contact for the team. You may change or add team members through the registration period as needed. Coaches may have as many teams as they want but students may only be on one team. <ul> <li>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.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>Student team members must have attained the age of 13 as of November of the competition year.</li> <li>Student team members shall not yet have attained the age of 20 as of November of the competition year.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>Student team members may only participate on one team.</li> <li>Student team members may not transfer from one team to another.</li> <li>Student team members may not be changed after the March nationals registration deadline.</li> </ul>

Registration Closes
Nov 22, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

Overview

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 will be 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.

Process

Students use professional design software from PTC to create engineering design solutions in response to annual challenge topics. Solutions are submitted and reviewed at the state level first, then State Champions are invited to Washington D.C. to compete in a live final event. The Getting Started page has a lot of important resources for teams. Go to the Getting Started page and find the following important Challenge materials:
  • Challenge Statement - provides an overview of the engineering problem you will be solving this in this years challenge.
  • Detailed Background- provides background information on the Challenge and adds detail to the Challenge Statement.
  • Engineering Design Notebook Template- is a Word document provides the specific format detailing what section are needed in the Engineering Design Notebook so it is aligned with the Scoring Rubric.
  • Scoring Rubric – Ultimately teams are graded on the submission of an Engineering Design Notebook that details the teams’ design. The Scoring Rubric explains what is expected in the Engineering Design Notebook and provides details on how the Engineering Design Notebook is scored.
  • Student/Coaches/Teachers Guide - is a reference for Teams. It provides greater detail on what needs to be done through out the competition.

Criteria

Designs are scored based on an evaluation rubric found on the competition website.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://www.realworlddesignchallenge.org/

Managing Organization: Real World Design Challenge

Contact:
Jeff Coppola
jeffcoppola@gmail.com
703-965-2870

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
Teams are made up of 3-7 students in grades 9-12. Each team needs a coach who is a teacher or other adult to help organize the team and act as the point of contact for the team. You may change or add team members through the registration period as needed. Coaches may have as many teams as they want but students may only be on one team. <ul> <li>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.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>Student team members must have attained the age of 13 as of November of the competition year.</li> <li>Student team members shall not yet have attained the age of 20 as of November of the competition year.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>Student team members may only participate on one team.</li> <li>Student team members may not transfer from one team to another.</li> <li>Student team members may not be changed after the March nationals registration deadline.</li> </ul>

Deadlines

Registration Closes
Nov 22, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York