Thursday, November 7, 2013

Real World Design Challenge on Precision Agriculture

Sign your team up for the 2013-2014 Real World Design Challenge on Precision Agriculture! 

Precision Agriculture Challenge:

This year's challenge will be focused on the design and implementation of a UAS to support precision agriculture, specifically the monitoring and assessment of crop conditions to achieve increased yield. The teams will employ a systems engineering design and integration approach and support their work with a business case. Students will learn engineering principle through a inquiry-based approach in a highly interactive and experiential setting.

The Challenge details are now posted on and on the Getting Started Page.  

There will be two new prizes for this year's Real World Design Challenge:
1. A $1,000 stipend to the teacher who best integrates the Real World Design Challenge into their curriculum 
2. A $50,000 scholarship from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to each student on the national winning team 
The Real World Design Challenge is an annual aviation design competition for teams of high school students.  The Challenge is FREE for students and teachers.  Each teacher that signs up a team will receive professional engineering software as well as access to mentors from industry, government, and academia. The top team in each state will win an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC.

Teams can register here or by going to  The team's teacher or coach should complete the registration form.

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