Mar 7, 2011 3:06 PM by Greg Boyce
Approximately 300 students from seven high schools and nine middle schools are registered to compete in the 17th Annual Design Contest at CSU-Pueblo on Saturday.
The students have been organized into 180 teams for the seven-event competition that challenges students' critical thinking, teamwork, and creative design skills.
Five different individual competitions, requiring prior designs, evaluate student-produced projects in areas like mousetrap cars and catapults, concrete barge, bridge building, and on-site construction. Student-built projects are tested against specific performance criteria. Two additional impromptu strategy events further test students' ability to communicate, problem solve, and rapidly construct workable solutions when presented with challenges the day of the competition.
Teams will test their designs and strategies on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Occhiato University Center and the Technology Building on the CSU-Pueblo campus on Saturday, March 12.