2014 PLTW Engineering Design and Development Scholarship Competition and PLTW Showcase

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

EDD Competition

On April 29, 2014, Wichita State University's College of Engineering will host the eighth 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 Tuesday, April 29th from 4:00-6:00 pm. Projects will be judged based on the EDD Rubric for 2014.

  •     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 2014. Scholarships are renewable based on adherence to the scholarship guidelines and availability of funds.

Registration for the 2014 event is closed. 

All students entering an EDD Project will receive a WSU Shocker T-Shirt and other WSU items.

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). A limited number of projects will be accepted in each category.

  • Introduction to Engineering Design (Suggested projects include Puzzle Cube and Reverse Engineering.)
  • Principles of Engineering (Suggested projects include Compound Machine Design, Truss Design, Bridge Design, Self-Propelled Vehicle Design.  A limited number of Marble Sorters will be accepted.)
  • Specialty Engineering Courses (Aerospace, Digital Electronics, etc.)
  • Biomedical Science
  • Gateway to Technology - Best project in GTT class

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

Registration for the 2014 event is closed.

All students entering a Showcase Project will receive a WSU Shocker T-Shirt! 

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