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High School Design Competition

Explore. Innovate. Achieve.

The annual High School Design Competition is hosted and sponsored by the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Fellows in the third-year cohort plan and execute the event from idea to competition day.  For Fall 2020, we are excited to announce a virtual edition of High School Design.  Read on to explore all the ways you can be involved!

The SELF Program is proud to award $12,000 in scholarships to event winners.

The High School Design Competition is a free event that takes place annually in the fall, putting high school students' creativity and teamwork skills, as well as their technical knowledge and abilities to the test. Each year features new engineering design challenges in different engineering disciplines as dreamed up by students in the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program. Working as individuals or in small teams in their hometowns, high school students design, build and test a project that addresses the design criteria. 

For Fall 2020, students will deliver their completed projects to the KU School of Engineering in advance of the competition day and they will be tested by KU Engineering Students.  Teams will tune in to the live stream on High School Design Competition Day to present their projects and see their project in head-to-head competition to determine which engineering solution was the best.

We encourage you to give it a shot and we look forward to seeing the way you solve the challenges of this year's High School Design Competition!

 

Please email highschooldesign@ku.edu with questions.

 

Event Details

Event Details

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Corporate Partnerships

Corporate Partnerships

Past Competitions

Past Competitions

 

 
 
 

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