On April 28, 2011, Wichita State University’s College of Engineering hosted the fifth annual Engineering Design and Development (EDD) Scholarship competition and the second annual PLTW Showcase. Over 30 teams of students entered projects from their PLTW classes. Entries were judged by professional engineers and educators.
The EDD projects are part of students' capstone course in the Project Lead the Way pre-engineering program. Teams of students work together to develop a solution to an open--ended engineering problem. Projects were judged based on:
The winning projects for the 2011 Kansas PLTW EDD Competition were:
Members of the first place team were each awarded a $2000 renewable scholarship to attend WSU's College of Engineering; members of the second place team received $1000 scholarships; and the third place team received $500 scholarships.
For the PLTW Showcase, students from other PLTW classes entered their "Best" project. Winning entries for the PLTW Showcase were: