Design Engine
Training Classes/Tutorials for Designers, Engineers, & 3D Professionals



Events

December 13th, 2011

Real World Design Challenge for Future Engineers

More articles by »
Written by: Design-Engine
Tags: , , ,
Real World Design Challenge for Future Engineers

There’s nothing quite like real world experience for engaging students. And engineers, notorious for their passion to work hands-on, know this better than anyone. That’s the motivation behind the Real World Design Challenge sponsored in part by PTC. Every year RWDC presents high school students across the US with an actual design challenge being faced by real organizations- then sets them to work.

According to RWDC Director Dr. Ralph K. Coppola, “The Real World Design Challenge is a public-private partnership dedicated to sustainably increasing the STEM workforce – that’s really our goal”.

This year the competing teams must tackle the complex design challenges of the aerospace industry. In a nutshell, the students must design an efficient, low-carbon-emission and environmentally friendly personal light sport aircraft.

The industry of focus and design project for the contest vary every year but the objective remains the same – encourage and inspire the next generation of problem-solving engineers. RWDC “keeps it real” in five key areas:

  • REAL PROBLEMS – Provides a practical application of classroom curriculum
  • REAL TOOLS – Inspires students by showing them what is at their fingertips
  • REAL ROLES – Requires teamwork, leadership and problem solving skills
  • REAL DESIGNS – Fosters creativity, critical thinking, and innovation
  • REAL CONTRIBUTIONS – Students can make a difference

Amongst other solutions provided, participants will design their proposed “green aircrafts” within a complimentary edition of Creo. Using commercial-grade professional tools like Creo is one of the cornerstones of the competition. These teenagers get to access the same design tools being used at some of the top companies in the world. To help them along the way PTC also provides connections and access to mentors from its partner organizations across America.



The winning teams from the participating states will receive all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete at the National Challenge Event in April 2012. For additional information contact Dr. Coppola at rcoppola@ptc.com or check out the Real World Design Challenge website www.realworlddesignchallenge.org.





Design Engine Industrial Design Training Pro Engineer
 
 

 
Peoria PTC User Group

Peoria PTC User Group — 2019

Peoria PTC User Group  We enjoyed putting on the event last year, and meeting many interesting people!  Thank you to all who turned out. Peoria PTC User Group will be back for March 29, 2019 for yet another great event held i...
by Liz Wisdom
0

 
 

Worlds biggest Air Purifier

A 328 feet tall tower in City in northern China is helping the locals breathe cleaner air. This tower is an experimental air purifier. The tower is in Xian, in the Shaanxi province, and is being called the world’s largest...
by Eli Petrov
0

 
 

A Lawn Mower That Wont Wake You Up

  Anyone who has tried to sleep in on a Saturday morning knows how unpleasant and unforgiving the roar of gas-powered lawn mower could be at 7:00 AM. In addition to the incessant noise, the old fashioned gas powered motor ...
by Dave Mazovick
0

 

 

This Start Up is 3D Printing Rockets

Relativity Space is a start up that was founded in 2015 and is located in Inglewood, CA. CEO and co-founder  and former blue origin employee, Tim Ellis, has created a company only 2 years ago. His co-founding partner, Jord...
by Eli Petrov
0

 
 
forging

Manufacturing Training Courses

These workflow oriented manufacturing classes are part lecture and part hands on using your favorite design or engineering tool.   Your company may be using  Solidworks, Creo, NX or Catia.  Our training cour...
by Design Engine
0

 



0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *