High School Design Rules

High School Design 2018 - The Wonders of the World 

Welcome to the University of Kansas’s High School Design Competition 2018! 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, biomechanical, civil, chemical, aerospace, and mechanical (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 “The Wonders of the World”. 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 2018, and we look forward to seeing how you engineer and build the Wonders of the World!

An addendum to the rules, containing several clarifications is available here.

Additional Information:

Parking Instructions

Liability Release Form (Required for all competitors)

Photo Release Form (Required for all competitors)



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