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Registration for The Tech Challenge 2017: Rock the Ravine!
What is The Tech Challenge?
This signature program of The Tech invites teams of students in Grades 4-12 to use engineering design to solve a real-world problem. Participants spend months collaborating and becoming deeply engaged in the challenge while documenting their progress and designs. The program culminates in a thrilling two-day showcase in April when teams put their solutions to the test in front of judges.
The 2017 challenge: Rock the Ravine
Design and build a device to help explorers cross an ice field with multiple ravines.
Who: Students in Grades 4-12
What: A team engineering design challenge
Why: To develop creative solutions to a real-world problem
Saturday, April 29 • Morning: Grades 4-5 • Afternoon: Grade 6
Sunday, April 30 • Morning: Grades 9-12 • Afternoon: Grades 7-8
Innovator: Cisco Systems, Inc., SAP
Founding: Intel, Samsung
Principal: Adobe, ARM (Video Contest Sponsor), Bank of America, eBay, Genentech, Motorola Solutions Foundation, Qualcomm Foundation, TE Connectivity Foundation, Thermo Fisher Scientific, United Airlines
Underwriting: Accenture, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Cavium,Inc., Ernst & Young (Official Tabulation Sponsor), First Tech Federal Credit Union, GoDaddy, Barbara & William Heil, Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula, Lockheed Martin, Mentor Graphics, Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, SanDisk, Seagate Technology, Splunk, Steinberg, Symantec, Technology Credit Union, Toeniskoetter Construction, Wells Fargo Bank, Workday, Xilinx, Zoom Video Communications
Investing: Aruba Networks, Atmel, Best Buy, Box, Fairchild, Hitachi Data Systems, Hon Hai-Foxconn, IBM, IDT, David H. Liu Foundation, McKinsey, Northrop Grumman, Palo Alto Networks, Drew and Ellen Perkins, Raytheon Applied Signal Technology, Sathaye Family Foundation, STMicroelectronics, SunPower, Synaptics, Tivo,Inc., Wave2Wave Foundation
Team: BAE Systems, Markkula Foundation, Maxim Integrated, Meriwest Credit Union, Plantronics, Santa Clara Valley Water District, Patrons of The Tech Store
Entrepreneurial: FireEye, Hiromitsu Ogawa, San Jose Water Company
Media: NBC Bay Area, Telemundo