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Real World Design Challenge - Real Problems, Real Tools, Real Roles, Real Contributions

The Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) is an annual competition that provides high school students grades 9-12 the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team environment. Each year, student teams comprised of 3-7 members are asked to address a challenge that confronts the nation's leading industries. This year's RWDC focuses on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and the implementation of a UAS to support package delivery in an urban environment.

Students will utilize professional engineering software to develop their solutions, and will generate presentations that convincingly demonstrate the value of their solutions. Teams must register by November 22, 2019, and submit their solutions by January 2020. The National/International Challenge Event will take place on April 25, 2020 in Washington, DC. Members of the champion team will receive $50,000 scholarships from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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