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The rules for the 2018 competition will be released in September 2018.

High School Design 2017 - Engineer the Eighties 

Welcome to the University of Kansas’s High School Design Competition 2017! Here at KU, we’re very excited to introduce you all to the wide array of possibilities that the School of Engineering has to offer. This year, students will be competing in teams that range from one person to four people. Once a student is involved in a competition, they may not participate in another one. Students will have the opportunity to compete in six different competitions that are related to six engineering career options emphasized within the KU School of Engineering: programming, mechanical, civil, chemical, aerospace, and Lego Mindstorms. We hope that throughout the experience of preparing for the competition and competing against other students that you will come to understand more about engineering, enhance your interest in this exciting field, and learn about all that the University of Kansas has to offer engineering students!


The theme for this year’s competition is “Engineer the Eighties.” All competitions will be tied to either eighties pop culture or historical events in the eighties. Click here to find the detailed descriptions and rules of each competition. We at the University of Kansas are excited to see the amount of creativity you all bring to High School Design 2017, and we look forward to seeing how you Engineer the Eighties!



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