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CHS to Launch Real World Design Challenge Team

Colchester High School is pleased to announce its participation in the upcoming Real World Design Challenge (RWDC). For students interested in engineering, computers/computing, tackling challenging problems, aviation, or collaboration, the RWDC is an incredible opportunity.

RWDC is an annual competition for high school students across not only the entire nation but also around the world. Students from the American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palua, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands will also participate.

RWDC involves teams of up to seven students who work with industry-grade design and analysis software to engineer a solution to an aerospace challenge. The students produce a report detailing their process and submit it—along with their design—to the state-level competition in early February. The winning state team earns an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington DC to compete at the national level.

Interested students must be willing to commit one to two afternoons a week to the project, with a greater time requirement likely as we draw closer to the February 6 project submission deadline. The faculty facilitators for the team will be Mr. Warren, Mr. Richey, Mr. Lang, and Mr. Desrosiers. The deadline for team registration is November 18, so interested students need to e-mail Mr. Warren or attend the organization meeting on Thursday, November 10, at 2:30 in room 210 at CHS.

More details about RWDC can be found at the Real World Design Challenge website.

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