Post Content

Marlborough Real World Design Challenge, February 2013A team of Marlborough High School students known as "Team Wingit" is the Massachusetts State Champion in the 2013 Real World Design Challenge competition.  Team members visited the Marlborough School Committee meeting, photo courtesy Marlborough Schools, left.

Marlborough competed with more than a dozen other Massachusetts High School student teams from across the Commonwealth using real world state of the art professional engineering computer programs in the annual design competition. 

This year's competition involved designing a Small Unmanned Aircraft System that included one or more fixed-wing Unmanned Aerial vehicles while developing a business plan in support of their system.  The system had a mission scenario: locate a missing, injured and immobilized child in a large area of New Mexico.

Marlborough’s team is now working on the National Challenge and will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C April 19-22 where they will compete for the top national honor. 

MassDOT Aeronautics Division coordinates the annual Real World Design Challenge, run by a public-private partnership with the goal of increasing and enhancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. The FAA, PTC, Mentor Graphics , NASA and Cessna are among ongoing partners in the program. Thanks to MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Dr. Jeffrey A. Hoffman for judging the state submissions.

Newburyport High School’s Team "Model A" placed second in the state competition and Lowell High School’s Team "LHS Aviators" placed third.

Additional information can be found on the RWDC web site www.realworlddesignchallenge.org

Congratulations to the teams !!

 

Written By:

Recent Posts

MassDOT: Prioritizing Capital Projects Recommendations posted on Jul 2

MassDOT: Prioritizing Capital Projects Recommendations

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today announced the publication of new recommendations for the evaluation and prioritization of proposed capital projects. The recommendations have been submitted to MassDOT by an independent Project Selection Advisory Council, which has worked for 18 months to develop a   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Prioritizing Capital Projects Recommendations

MassDOT Secretary Pollack Launches Youth Pass Pilot Program posted on Jul 1

MassDOT Secretary Pollack Launches Youth Pass Pilot Program

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Stephanie Pollack launched a year-long pilot program that will provide MBTA monthly passes to up to 1,500 youth between the ages of 12 and 21 in the cities of Boston, Somerville, Chelsea and Malden. At Roxbury’s Dudley Station, Secretary Pollack was   …Continue Reading MassDOT Secretary Pollack Launches Youth Pass Pilot Program

July 4th Holiday Services Update posted on Jun 30

July 4th Holiday Services Update

MassDOT encourages safe travel during the upcoming July 4 holiday weekend.  Before you drive, check our live Traffic Cameras web page to view current conditions. Traffic is especially heavy at the I-84 interchange at Exit 9 in Sturbridge on the day before the holiday and   …Continue Reading July 4th Holiday Services Update