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KVEC Engineers Week Challenge

Organization: Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative

*Registration is now closed - schools who are registered may submit for points*

Details:
Engineers Week, developed by Discover Engineering, is a time to:

  1. Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world
  2. Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers
  3. Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents

KVEC students in grades 6-12 will be given a broader challenge (Transportation, infrastructure, energy, or water) from which they will narrow to determine a problem they wish to solve. Each team has limit of $50 for materials (limit of $200/school).
 

KVEC area schools include those in the following districts: Breathitt, Floyd, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Owsley, Perry, Pike, and Wolfe along with independent districts in Hazard (Perry County), Jackson (Breathitt County), Jenkins (Letcher County), Middlesboro (Bell County), Pikeville (Pike County), and Paintsville (Johnson County).

Time Details: 

The challenge starts in January. Solutions will be presented Feb. 20-23rd, with winners announced Feb. 24th.

Cost Details: 

Schools can spend $50 per team on materials (with a limit of $200 per school)

People Details: 

Students will participate in the challenge by working with teams at their school to solve the problem they identified.

Prize Details: 

Winning teams with the most innovative solutions will receive a prize.

States Available: 
Submission Details: 

One submission per team. School must be in KVEC area.

Outcome of the Activity: 

Students will learn more about engineers and engineering through the challenge.

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