Thousands of students participated in the program this year, and we were so impressed with how many rose to the added challenge of collaborating remotely and juggling an unprecedented school year. See how our teams tackled the challenge and who took home this year’s awards.
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Congratulations to all our 2021 Tech Challenge teams!
Where can you learn engineering design skills, discover how to solve real-world problems, practice working collaboratively and have a whole lot of fun at the same time?
The Tech Challenge, presented by Zoom Video Communications, is a signature program of The Tech that invites teams of students in Grades 4-12 to use the engineering design process 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 an inspiring two-day showcase in April where teams put their solutions to the test in front of judges.
Are you curious about how you or your company can help inspire students from all backgrounds to learn about science and engineering while building 21st century skills?
The Tech Challenge Events
Virtual Showcase: The big day! Your team will have the opportunity to show off all your hard work during a scheduled interview.
WHEN: April 24-25, 2021
Info Clinics: Online course and virtual Q&A sessions with our staff and head judges. This is a must for teams and advisers.
Adviser Training: Learn how to help guide your team to a rewarding Tech Challenge experience through our online course and virtual Q&A sessions. Please attend an Info Clinic before attending Adviser Training.
Team Workshops: Develop brainstorming, presentation, design, building and testing skills, and learn how to make an engineering journal. All our team workshops will be held virtually this year. There will be room for every team member who wants to attend! Workshops are for students only. The workshop is the same every time, so there is no need to attend more than one.
Test Trials: Attend our virtual Test Trials. Discuss your solution and get feedback from judges. Teams are encouraged to attend multiple test trials.
Thank you to our 2021 Supporters!
Presenting: Zoom Video Communications
Scaling Partner: PwC Charitable Foundation
Founding: Arm, eBay, Barbara and Bill Heil, Intel, Seagate, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Principal: Accenture, Adobe, Amazon, Bank of America, EY, Ford Motor Company, Google, Lockheed Martin, Marvell, Mayfield, Park Habitat, Renesas, Xilinx
Underwriting: Akamai Foundation, AMD, Box, Deloitte, First Tech Federal Credit Union, Forescout Technologies, Goldman Sachs, Hathaway Dinwiddie, Hitachi Vantara, Juniper Networks, KLA Foundation, Microchip, The Moca Foundation, Palo Alto Networks, Star One Credit Union, Toeniskoetter Construction, Western Digital
Investing: Abracon, Eileen and Chris DiGiorgio, Flex, Christina and Mike Heald, IBM, Monolithic Power Systems, NXP Semiconductors, Sita Foundation, Synaptics, Tech CU