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Registration is now open for the 2019 High School Design Competition, which will take place on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Click here to view the 2019 competition rules (PDF). These rules have been updated as of August 27. See changes in the Civil Engineering Competition.
The annual High School Design Competition is hosted and sponsored by the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Fellows in the third-year cohort plan and execute the event from idea to competition day.
The SELF Program is proud to be award $12,000 in scholarships will be awarded to event winners.
The High School Design Competition is a free event that takes place annually in the fall, putting high school students' creativity, teamwork skills, as well as their technical knowledge and abilities to the test. Each year features a new engineering design challenge as dreamed up by students in the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program. Working in small teams at their hometowns, high school students design, build and test a project that addresses the design criteria. On the day of the competition teams arrive at KU prepared for a head-to-head competition to see whose device performs best.
Thank you to all of the competitors, sponsors, and teachers who attended the 2018 High School Design Competition.
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