MassDOT’s Aeronautics Division and state coordinator Steve Rawding are pleased to present the annual Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) aviation design competition for high school students in grades 9 through 12, enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
The Real World Design Challenge provides high school students the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team environment. Students use professional engineering software to develop solutions and 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.
The Challenge is FREE for students and teachers. Each teacher that signs up a team will receive professional engineering software along with access to mentors from industry, government, and academia.
This year’s 2013/2014 RWDC State Challenge was issued in October and team registration will continue until November 22.
The National RWDC Challenge will be issued April 2014 to the Massachusetts State Championship Team. The team will compete in Washington D.C. for the National title in November 2014. Every State’s first place team receives an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National event .
Each student on the winning national team will receive a $50,000 scholarship from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
The Real World Design Challenge will create many opportunities for your students. Students have earned internships through their participation. The 2010 National Champions presented their work to President Obama at the White House.
Visit www.realworlddesignchallenge.org to register a team. Registration is open and ongoing until November 22.
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