3 Chevron Design Challenge – PLTW High Schools Teams are given the opportunity to:Create an original design that meets the design specifications given the morning of the competitionCollaborate with their teammates and work together to meet deadlines to submit sketches, assembly drawings, parts drawings and an exploded view with Parts List for judgingGive a short presentation of their design to a panel of professional engineers and college students
5 Competition Day Schedule 7:30 – 8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast.8:00 – 8:15 Procedural Briefing and Distribution of the Design Brief.8:15 – 8:45 Initial Brainstorming and Preparation Period.8:45 – ~9:00 The competition director responds to questions.9:00 – 11:00 Brainstorming, Design Sketching, and Initial Inventor Modeling.11:00 – 11:30 Continued Model Entry11:30 – 12:00 Lunch and Coaching.12:00 – 2:00 Continued Model Entry and Presentation Preparation.2:00 – 3:00 Completion of the Design Presentation.3:00 – 3:15 Break Time.3:15 – ~4:30 Design Presentations.4:30 – 4:45 Break while Judges Collect and Tabulate Scores4:45 – 5:00 Presentation of Awards
6 2011 State Finals held at Santana HS in San Diego
7 2012 State Finals held at Lincoln HS in San Diego
8 Scoring Initial Design Sketches (15 points) – Neatness: 0-3 points Clarity: 0-12 pointsParts Drawings (15 points) – THREE of the parts drawings must be clearly dimensioned using correct dimensioning conventions.Complete drawing set submitted: 0-4 pointsAll required and appropriate views shown: 0-4 pointsDimensioning standards followed: 0-7 pointsAssembly Drawing (5 points) –Assembly drawing submitted with all parts correctly constrained 0-5 pointsMeets Quantitative Design constraints (5 points) –Meets Quantitative Design Constraints 0-5 pointsExploded View and Parts List (15 points) –All parts shown: 0-5 pointsParts list: pointsBalloons & Exploded View: 0-5 points
10 Presentation Scoring Design Concept (20 points) – Originality: pointsMeets Qualitative Design Constraints: 0-5 pointsManufacturability: pointsMarketability pointsFinal Presentation (25 points) – Up to six minutes using a PowerPoint presentation. Presentation (Speaking) Skills: 0-6 pointsQuality of Slides: pointsContent: pointsClarity: pointsNeat Professional Appearance 0-3 points
11 Business Casual NO shorts and sandals. Dress CodeBusiness CasualSchool uniformBlouse and skirt for the girlsPolo and khakis for the boysNO shorts and sandals.Students do not need to wear a suit and tie, but are more than welcome to if they would like.
13 Competition Dates REGIONAL COMPETITIONS April 5: Sacramento (Granite Bay HS)April 12: San Jose/East Bay (Amador HS)April 26: Bakersfield (Bakersfield Community College)Los Angeles (Redondo HS)San Diego (La Costa Canyon HS)STATE FINALS COMPETITIONMay 24: San Diego (Scripps Ranch High School)
14 Have not entered the contest before. Eligibility3 members per team.Limited to students who are currently enrolled in IED/ID OR who have completed IED/ID.Have not entered the contest before.
16 Prizes are awarded to each of the 3 team members!
17 Prizes for Regional Competitions include: 1st Place Winners — IPad2nd Place Winners — $100 Amazon gift card3rd Place Winners — $75 Amazon gift card4th Place Winners — $50 Amazon gift card5th Place Winners — $25 Amazon gift card*1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Teams are also awarded a $1,000 Travel Stipend to attend Finals*
18 Prizes for Finals Competition include: 1st Place Winners — Laptop2nd Place Winners — $300 Amazon gift card3rd Place Winners — $200 Amazon gift card4th Place Winners — $100 Amazon gift card5th Place Winners — $50 Amazon gift card
20 Registration is open! Space is limited! Please register only ONE team per high school.You can also me ONE additional team to be put on the WAIT LIST. Teams will be randomly selected to fill any open spots 2 weeks prior to the Regionals.Register at: pltwca.net/go/IED2014Please go to PLTWCa.org for rules and additional information.
21 Chevron Design Challenge: Winning Strategies 1. Meet all Deadlines – You can’t win if items are turned in late.2. Save Often & Safely on Desktop and USB – Every year, multiple teams lose all their work.3. Bring a Team – You don’t need 3 quarterbacks; multiple skills are needed.4. Practice – Use previous design briefs.5. Keep it Simple – Don’t get hung up on a complex part; change it and move on!
22 Chevron Design Challenge: Winning Strategies 5. Design it so it Works – Engineers do not reward you for crazy creative ideas that won’t work.6. Be Professional and Neat – These can influence the judges more than the scoring indicates.7. Work as a Team – Everyone always working in parallel.8. Presentations are Critical – Practice! Don’t read, use bullets, emphasize your design (not the design brief), use 2 presenters if 1 is weak. Practice before presenting.9. Animations Must Work – Learn how to embed videos that will work when moved to a new computer.
23 Additional STEM-Related Competitions Invent Technological Solutions to Real-World ProblemsGives HS students an opportunity to cultivate their creativity and experience inventionInvenTeams include: HS students, teachers, and mentorsCan receive grants up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problemsFor more information:2015 InvenTeam Application Timeline (Grants for the academic year)Initial application deadline: February 28, 2014Excite Award recipient notification: March 4, 2014EurekaFest 2014: June 19-21, 2014Final application deadline: September 5, 20142015 InvenTeams announced: October 15, 2014
24 Additional STEM-Related Competitions TEAMS1-day competitionMS/HS studentsHands-on STEM enrichment in imagining creative, practical solutions to a real-world challengeThis year’s theme is “Engineering Tomorrow’s Cities”Scenarios are based on the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand ChallengesTeams of 4-8 students work together to answer multiple choice and essay questionsCompete for local, state, and national recognitionTeams can compete anytime during February 10 – March 22.PLTW schools receive a 30% registration discount by using code PLTW2014Find out more at:
25 Additional STEM-Related Competitions Spark!Lab Invent It ChallengeFor K-12th grade studentsStudents must follow 7-step invention processIncluding: identifying a problem, conducting research, sketching, building a prototype, testing, refining, and marketing their productPrizes include:a patent application filed by a law firmcamp scholarshipsbook setsAdditional itemsDeadline for submitting inventions: April 11, 2014For more information including challenge details, guidelines, and scoring information, visit
26 Additional STEM-Related Competitions VEX Robotics CompetitionsVisitOperated by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation (REC)Information on competitions across different programsVEX IQVEX Robotics Competition (VRC)VEX UCheck out the REC Foundation Online ChallengesGives students a chance to show off their work, win prizes, and get a chance to compete at the VEX Robotics Competition World ChampionshipAttend one of the VEX Robotics presentations at this conference to learn more about grant opportunities!
27 First Lego League FIRST Robotics STEM National Video Game Competition: challenge America's best and brightest, including children, to enter the competition with ideas that can be designed into web-executable, browser-based, STEM-related computer and video games in three age-based categories The 2013 Extreme Redesign contest: The Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge 2013More competitions found at:
28 Additional STEM-Related Competitions MESA DaysMESA DaysMESA Schools Program high school & middle school students compete in various project-based competitionsWalk on Water CompetitionStudents are assigned the task of designing, constructing, and piloting water shoes across a swimming pool.Solar CupStudents build and race solar-powered boats at Lake Skinner, in Temecula Valley
30 Additional STEM-Related Competitions Two national video game competitionsGame ChangersSTEM NATIONAL VIDEO GAME COMPETITIONCyber-Security Competition2014 Extreme Redesign: Rise to the 3D Printing Challenge“Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge”Intel CompetitionsWhat If? Live Student Design Challenge
31 Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Start a HOSA chapterCreate a Parent Advisory BoardInvite community partners to help your students
32 California HOSA Competitive Events Health Science Events:Dental SpellingDental TerminologyKnowledge: Human Growth & DevelopmentKnowledge: Medical Law and EthicsKnowledge: PathophysiologyKnowledge: PharmacologyKnowledge: NutritionMedical MathMedical ReadingMedical SpellingMedical TerminologyEmergency Preparedness Events:CERT SkillsCPR/First AidTeamwork Events:Biomedical DebateCareer Health DisplayCommunity AwarenessCreative Problem SolvingForensic MedicineHealth EducationHOSA BowlPublic Service AnnouncementLeadership Events:Extemporaneous Health PosterExtemporaneous SpeakingExtemporaneous WritingHealthy LifestyleJob Seeking SkillsMedical PhotographyPrepared SpeakingResearched Persuasive SpeakingHealth Professions Events:Clinical NursingDental ScienceMedical AssistingNursing AssistingSports Medicine Recognition Events:Barbara James Community Service AwardCal-HOSA Honor RollHealth Care Issues ExamHOSA Happenings: Multimedia Chapter Communication EventNational HOSA WeekNational Recognition ProgramNational Service ProjectOutstanding HOSA Chapter
33 Click on the PDF and it will show you what to study, how it will be scored, guidelines of the test and breakdown of the test.
34 Medical Career Night for the Middle Schools with Career Speakers and students demonstrating their skills
35 Strategies for Success Success for Skills Tests:C.E.R.T. at the fire houseClinical Nursing taught by NursesCPR is taught by Firefighters and EMT’sSport Medicine trainers teach tapingSuccess for NON-Skills Tests:Study on your own from textbooksPDF’s have practice questions without answersOur officers created practice test for our members
37 Give Students Opportunities for Public Speaking
38 Other Research Opportunities, Summer Programs and Competitions: RSI SIMR NIH Simons HSHSP City of Hope Berkeley Sharp UCSF arthritis summer internship SSP Cal Tech Jackson Lab Stony Brook TASP Intel Cosmos Lead America
39 Are there any additional competitions you know about?