The Tech Challenge is more than just a weekend. It is a rich and intensive program with supporting events that will help participants get the most out of this experience. All events are free and held at The Tech Interactive.
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Team members and advisers learn about the challenge and its rules. Ask questions of engineers who designed the challenge and see a mock-up of the test rig. Teams are encouraged to attend one info clinic. Registration encouraged; walk-ins permitted if space allows. Limit 9 tickets per registration. For larger quantities contact Group Sales at 1-408-294-8324, option 3.
These two-hour teambuilding workshops let students dive deep into the engineering design process. Participants will develop brainstorming, presentation, design, building and testing skills, and learn how to innovate through failure. They will also learn how to keep an engineering journal. Pre-registration required. Students may only attend one workshop.
Advisers: You should attend an info clinic before you attend adviser training.
Training emphasizes support strategies, student safety and ways to help guide your team to a rewarding Tech Challenge experience. Parents and teachers who are not advisers are also welcome. This clinic is especially useful for first-time advisers. Advisers must be at least 18 years old. One adviser per team is recommended. Walk-ins welcome if space permits. Limit 9 tickets per registration. For larger quantities contact Group Sales at 1-408-294-8324, option 3.
This is an opportunity for teams to test their solutions on competition rigs and get feedback from judges. It can be helpful to see what other teams are doing and find ideas that could lead to design improvements. Teams are encouraged to attend multiple test trials. Registration is encouraged; walk-ins permitted if space allows.