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2013 PLTW Engineering Design and Development Scholarship Competition and PLTW Showcase

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Wichita State University
Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Oliver and 29th Street North

On April 18, 2013, Wichita State University's College of Engineering will host the seventh annual Engineering Design and Development (EDD) Scholarship competition!

The competition, for students in the Project Lead the Way pre-engineering program, is part of students' capstone course, Engineering Design and Development. Students work in teams (up to 4 students per team) to develop a solution to an open-ended engineering problem. Students' exhibits, showcasing their projects, will be on display at the WSU Metropolitan Complex on Thursday, April 18, from 4:00-6:00 pm. Projects will be judged based on the EDD  Rubric for 2013.

  • Problem presentation and solution
  • Project design
  • Testing, real data and conclusions
  • Presentation Effectiveness

WSU will award a $2,000 scholarships to each first place team member; $1000 to each second place team member; and $500 to each third place team member who enrolls in one of WSU's College of Engineering programs in Fall 2013. Scholarships are renewable based on adherence to the scholarship guidelines and availability of funds.

Teams that plan to enter the EDD Competition must submit a project title, a 200-word abstract, and the names of team members no later than April 10, 2013. Registration is now closed for this year.

PLTW Showcase

At the same time as the EDD Competition, students from other PLTW classes are invited to display projects from their PLTW classes. These can be individual or team entries (up to 4 students per team). TENTATIVE submission categories are:

  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Principles of Engineering (Marble Sorter or other POE Project)
  • Specialty Courses (Aerospace, Digital Electronics, etc.)
  • Gateway to Technology - Best project in GTT class

The winners in each category will receive prizes (up to 4 per team).

To enter, a team must complete an online submission form and a one-paragraph description of their project. Entries must be received no later than April 10, 2013. Registration is now closed for this year.

If you have questions about either the EDD Competition or the PLTW Showcase, contact Karen Reynolds, karen.reynolds@wichita.edu