New Space and Tech

2011 Real World Design Challenge

By Keith Cowing
April 8, 2013
Filed under , ,

The Real World Design Challenge is an annual competition that provides students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to work on real-world engineering challenges in a team environment. Student teams are asked to address a challenge that confronts our nation’s leading industries. Students use professional engineering software to develop solutions and generate presentations that convincingly demonstrate the value of their solutions. The RWDC provides students with opportunities to apply the lessons of the classroom to the technical problems that are being faced in the workplace. The deadline for team registration is Nov. 19, 2010. Solutions must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2011. For more information about the challenge, visit Questions about the Real World Design Challenge should be directed to

SpaceRef co-founder, Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA, Away Teams, Journalist, Space & Astrobiology, Lapsed climber.