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the grass-to-energy challenge: In this challenge, students and or teams can explore ways to utilize this technological advance and evaluate its impacts. May 1, 2020 654
the artificial island manufacturing challenge. Apr 1, 2020 733
telescope van challenge. Mar 1, 2020 749
the children's book challenge. Feb 1, 2020 974
net energy challenge: Years back, a rough rule of thumb was that it took a solar panel several years to pay for itself. Dec 1, 2019 875
fuel cells home in your home. Nov 1, 2019 824
fashion design challenge. Oct 1, 2019 616
electric vehicles, hybrids, and beyond: challenging the status quo. Sep 1, 2019 1024
using old railroad boxcars: In this team-based design challenge, students will explore ways these durable objects might be reused. May 1, 2019 699
the tire puncture challenge. Apr 1, 2019 731
The large ship challenge. Mar 1, 2019 665
the diabetes booklet challenge. Feb 1, 2019 594
robotic garbage collection challenge. Dec 1, 2018 836
Emergency power: Here is a wonderful multidimensional, multidisciplinary problem to engage students--a real-world problem characteristic of the business and engineering world. Nov 1, 2018 792
residential nuclear plat challenge: Think of the entire process for such an application and then consider various concerns about the steps of the process. Oct 1, 2018 924
the artificial intelligence challenge. Sep 1, 2018 656
arial surveillance vehicle, for natural disasters challenge. May 1, 2018 863
the shopping mall challenge: What becomes of a mall as fewer stores locate there? Apr 1, 2018 843
the invention notebook challenge. Mar 1, 2018 1129
Utility inspection vehicle: Students will design a special inspection truck that utility technicians can drive to a typical utility pole and reach up to inspect the various pieces of equipment on that pole. Feb 1, 2018 826
the nanotechnology challenge. Dec 1, 2017 1099
The greenhouse robot challenge: This challenge explores whether robotic devices might be used to produce cost savings for greenhouses. Report Nov 1, 2017 772
the homeland security challenge: This type of "scenario" thinking forms the foundation of what kinds of homeland security threats are possible and credible. Oct 1, 2017 1169
Maker space design: define what you want your maker space to be, including its capabilities, and then design for what you have specified. Sep 1, 2017 661
The paper towel strength challenge. May 1, 2017 741
The time capsule challenge: time capsules always intrigue people, perhaps because they contain that tantalizing taste of the unexpected. Apr 1, 2017 658
Soda-bottle water filter: using large soda bottles ... your students will be challenged to design a simple filter that can be used to provide limited quantities of drinking water. Mar 1, 2017 758
An automotive design challenge: should we be thinking more broadly about how we evaluate the cost-benefit of cars versus other ways to get around? Feb 1, 2017 979
The mushroom-growing challenge. Dec 1, 2016 741
The strip-of-grass challenge: what could you do with this neglected parcel of land? Nov 1, 2016 777
The buildings that change shape challenge. Column Oct 1, 2016 847
The math card game challenge. Sep 1, 2016 662
The "what if" challenge. May 1, 2016 760
The model railroad challenge. Apr 1, 2016 927
Biomass and wind farm challenge. Mar 1, 2016 750
An alternate energy using community. Feb 1, 2016 894
School carnival challenge. Dec 1, 2015 998
Designing a homeland security network. Nov 1, 2015 674
Adding wind turbines to tall buildings. Oct 1, 2015 979
The challenge of evaluating technologies. Sep 1, 2015 1069
The creosote wood pole challenge. May 1, 2015 987
The floating oil refinery challenge. Apr 1, 2015 824
The noise reduction challenge. Mar 1, 2015 880
Solar awnings. Feb 1, 2015 699
A plastic bridge? Dec 1, 2014 811
The hazardous waste challenge. Column Nov 1, 2014 942
A grand entranceway for your school. Oct 1, 2014 654
Solar car wash. Sep 1, 2014 773
Road-cleaning device. May 1, 2014 680
Reusing old manufacturing buildings. Apr 1, 2014 946
The store challenge. Mar 1, 2014 811
Electric vehicle battery challenge. Feb 1, 2014 745
The classroom challenge. Dec 1, 2013 841
Plastic drill bits. Nov 1, 2013 729
An infrastructure museum. Oct 1, 2013 830
New clothing for handheld devices. Sep 1, 2013 567
The methane challenge. May 1, 2013 922
Smart dust--friend or foe? Apr 1, 2013 822
The challenge reaching out to the community. Mar 1, 2013 947
Home entertainment system design. Feb 1, 2013 856
Remote inspection challenge. Dec 1, 2012 1130
The concrete and pavement challenge: in this challenge, students will be asked to develop ways to reuse concrete and asphalt pavement. Nov 1, 2012 881
The electric power exhibit challenge: this design challenge is about planning ... in this case, planning to develop an exhibit about the history of electric power. Oct 1, 2012 987
A super suit design challenge. Sep 1, 2012 1144
Smart dust--friend or foe? [Nanotechnology] will fundamentally alter how we see, manipulate, and design systems for use in our society. May 1, 2012 830
Designing a weather station. Apr 1, 2012 1019
The wall coverings challenge: here is a chance to let [students'] spirits soar with the invention of a new form of wall treatment. Mar 1, 2012 707
The hydrogen challenge. Feb 1, 2012 976
A cool challenge: the world of man-made design is all around us, in everyday objects and appliances we use without a second thought. Dec 1, 2011 1010
A water-service challenge: it is important to [let] students see the value of mathematics in design--and how mathematics lends perspective to problem solving. Nov 1, 2011 1187
A new utensil. Oct 1, 2011 660
The electric cars challenge: one of the toughest ways to offer new products is to change the existing paradigm and then embark on what marketers call a missionary approach. Sep 1, 2011 1117
The house on the hill challenge: how about stretching the thinking of your students ... into unusual home shapes and designs to keep it cozy and warm during those winter blasts. May 1, 2011 986
Smart clothing challenge: essentially, we want to make sure the human's health and safety is assured while working in the hazardous environment. Apr 1, 2011 882
First aid challenge: often, everyday products provide examples of technology education in action. Mar 1, 2011 899
The intersection challenge. Feb 1, 2011 1003
Design a sculpting material: this exercise is a powerful way to integrate the curricula and show the links between art and technology. Dec 1, 2010 870
The backpack design challenge: sometimes redefining the problem leads to an entirely different course of action and new possible opportunities. Nov 1, 2010 1220
A window-washing challenge: can the students develop completely out-of-the-box ways to clean skyscraper windows? Oct 1, 2010 797
Rooftop garden design challenge: any good design has plenty of illustrations, artist's renderings, top/side/perspective drawings, and assorted projections of what the physical reality of the design might look like. Sep 1, 2010 1068

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