Engineering and Technology
Preparing students to be successful in STEM careers is important to foster continued growth in the US and the world. The Real World Design Challenge is a high school design competition focused on the area of aviation. Students work in teams to solve a real world problem using professional tools. The 2018 challenge marks the tenth anniversary of this program. The first students to compete in this competition are now in the work force. This paper describes the background of RWDC, the different challenges that have been used throughout its ten years, the current precision agriculture challenges using UAS, and the judging system used in the competition. Finally, the impact of the program on the students is discussed.
2018 AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
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Deters, R. W., Terwilliger, B., Kleinke, S., Coppola, R. K., & Coppola, J. (2018). Ten Years of the Real World Design Challenge. , (). https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-0050