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1 Michelle Bunn, M.A. Associate Director Project Lead The Way SDSU College of Engineering

2 Competitions Chevron Design Challenge
Chevron Design Challenge: Winning Strategies IvenTeam TEAMS Spark!Lab Invent It Challenge VEX Robotics/FIRST Robotics MESA Days Walk on Water Solar Cup Additional STEM Competitions HOSA Additional BMS Competitions & Opportunities

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 competition Collaborate with their teammates and work together to meet deadlines to submit sketches, assembly drawings, parts drawings and an exploded view with Parts List for judging Give 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 Entry 11:30 – 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 Scores 4:45 – 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 points Parts Drawings (15 points) – THREE of the parts drawings must be clearly dimensioned using correct dimensioning conventions. Complete drawing set submitted: 0-4 points All required and appropriate views shown: 0-4 points Dimensioning standards followed: 0-7 points Assembly Drawing (5 points) – Assembly drawing submitted with all parts correctly constrained 0-5 points Meets Quantitative Design constraints (5 points) – Meets Quantitative Design Constraints 0-5 points Exploded View and Parts List (15 points) – All parts shown: 0-5 points Parts list: points Balloons & Exploded View: 0-5 points 


10 Presentation Scoring Design Concept (20 points) –
Originality: points Meets Qualitative Design Constraints: 0-5 points Manufacturability: points Marketability points Final Presentation (25 points) – Up to six minutes using a PowerPoint presentation.   Presentation (Speaking) Skills: 0-6 points Quality of Slides: points Content: points Clarity: points Neat Professional Appearance 0-3 points

11 Business Casual NO shorts and sandals.
Dress Code Business Casual School uniform Blouse and skirt for the girls Polo and khakis for the boys NO shorts and sandals. Students do not need to wear a suit and tie, but are more than welcome to if they would like.


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 COMPETITION May 24: San Diego (Scripps Ranch High School)

14 Have not entered the contest before.
Eligibility 3 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 — IPad 2nd Place Winners — $100 Amazon gift card 3rd Place Winners — $75 Amazon gift card 4th Place Winners — $50 Amazon gift card 5th 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 — Laptop 2nd Place Winners — $300 Amazon gift card 3rd Place Winners — $200 Amazon gift card 4th Place Winners — $100 Amazon gift card 5th 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: Please go to 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 Problems Gives HS students an opportunity to cultivate their creativity and experience invention InvenTeams include: HS students, teachers, and mentors Can receive grants up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems For more information: 2015 InvenTeam Application Timeline (Grants for the academic year) Initial application deadline: February 28, 2014 Excite Award recipient notification: March 4, 2014 EurekaFest 2014: June 19-21, 2014 Final application deadline: September 5, 2014 2015 InvenTeams announced: October 15, 2014

24 Additional STEM-Related Competitions
TEAMS 1-day competition MS/HS students Hands-on STEM enrichment in imagining creative, practical solutions to a real-world challenge This year’s theme is “Engineering Tomorrow’s Cities” Scenarios are based on the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges Teams of 4-8 students work together to answer multiple choice and essay questions Compete for local, state, and national recognition Teams can compete anytime during February 10 – March 22. PLTW schools receive a 30% registration discount by using code PLTW2014 Find out more at:

25 Additional STEM-Related Competitions
Spark!Lab Invent It Challenge For K-12th grade students Students must follow 7-step invention process Including: identifying a problem, conducting research, sketching, building a prototype, testing, refining, and marketing their product Prizes include: a patent application filed by a law firm camp scholarships book sets Additional items Deadline for submitting inventions: April 11, 2014 For more information including challenge details, guidelines, and scoring information, visit

26 Additional STEM-Related Competitions
VEX Robotics Competitions Visit Operated by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation (REC) Information on competitions across different programs VEX IQ VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) VEX U Check out the REC Foundation Online Challenges Gives students a chance to show off their work, win prizes, and get a chance to compete at the VEX Robotics Competition World Championship Attend 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 2013 More competitions found at:

28 Additional STEM-Related Competitions
MESA Days MESA Days MESA Schools Program high school & middle school students compete in various project-based competitions Walk on Water Competition Students are assigned the task of designing, constructing, and piloting water shoes across a swimming pool. Solar Cup Students build and race solar-powered boats at Lake Skinner, in Temecula Valley

29 Walk on Water Competition
Solar Cup Challenge

30 Additional STEM-Related Competitions
Two national video game competitions Game Changers STEM NATIONAL VIDEO GAME COMPETITION Cyber-Security Competition 2014 Extreme Redesign: Rise to the 3D Printing Challenge “Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge” Intel Competitions What If? Live Student Design Challenge

31 Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
Start a HOSA chapter Create a Parent Advisory Board Invite community partners to help your students

32 California HOSA Competitive Events
Health Science Events: Dental Spelling Dental Terminology Knowledge: Human Growth & Development Knowledge: Medical Law and Ethics Knowledge: Pathophysiology Knowledge: Pharmacology Knowledge: Nutrition Medical Math Medical Reading Medical Spelling Medical Terminology Emergency Preparedness Events: CERT Skills CPR/First Aid Teamwork Events: Biomedical Debate Career Health Display Community Awareness Creative Problem Solving Forensic Medicine Health Education HOSA Bowl Public Service Announcement Leadership Events: Extemporaneous Health Poster Extemporaneous Speaking Extemporaneous Writing Healthy Lifestyle Job Seeking Skills Medical Photography Prepared Speaking Researched Persuasive Speaking Health Professions Events: Clinical Nursing Dental Science Medical Assisting Nursing Assisting Sports Medicine  Recognition Events: Barbara James Community Service Award Cal-HOSA Honor Roll Health Care Issues Exam HOSA Happenings: Multimedia Chapter Communication Event National HOSA Week National Recognition Program National Service Project Outstanding 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 house Clinical Nursing taught by Nurses CPR is taught by Firefighters and EMT’s Sport Medicine trainers teach taping Success for NON-Skills Tests: Study on your own from textbooks PDF’s have practice questions without answers Our officers created practice test for our members

36 Practice Watch Videos

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?


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