Innovation Portal

2016 Wisconsin Engineering Design Competition

Wisconsin

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A statewide competition for Wisconsin students enrolled in the PLTW Capstone Courses "Engineering Design and Development" or "Biomedical Innovation"

Description

  • What is the Wisconsin Engineering Design Competition?
  •     The 2016 Wisconsin Engineering Design Competition is an opportunity sponsored by Rockwell Automation and administered by The Milwaukee School of Engineering for Wisconsin students, currently enrolled in a Project Lead The Way capstone course, either “Engineering Design and Development” (EDD), or "Biomedical Innovation" (BI). The competition is designed to recognize and reward outstanding student projects and highlight the importance of engineering design and problem solving in STEM education.

  •      Once a portfolio is built and submitted on the Innovation Portal, the portfolios will be reviewed by a jury of practicing professionals (judges) using the same rubric embedded in the portal, the “Engineering Design Process Portfolio Scoring Rubric (EDPPSR)". Participating in the competition will enable students to achieve a level of recognition that will aid them in gaining scholarships and/or advanced standing as they pursue post-secondary educational opportunities. (See details under Why participate?) All participating teams,  (A Team is defined  as 1-3 members who are enrolled in PLTW BI or PLTW EDD in the 2015-2016 academic school year)   and/or individuals will receive a letter of recognition for submitting their EDD capstone project to this review competition. All projects will remain the intellectual property of the individual/team; however the administrator requires permission to develop and distribute the story behind the top three submissions.

Download the Competition Flyer by clicking this link - 2016 Wisconsin Engineering  Design Competition Flyer.pdf


  • There is no registration or competition entry fee. This is a free educational competition.

  •      Why participate in the Wisconsin Engineering Design Competition? This competition gives students the opportunity to build a robust portfolio around their capstone design project and earn recognition for that work. Students have the opportunity to collaborate with team members and a faculty advisor as well as interface with professionals in various engineering fields.

  • Portfolios receiving the highest scores will be recognized as follows:

  • First place:
  • - Each member of the Top Team has the opportunity to apply for and gain an MSOE Presidential Scholarship  (up to 3 members - see competition rules) 
  • - $4,000 per Team
  • - Funding for New Product Development Assessment by the Wisconsin Innovation Service Center
  • - Letter and Certificate of Commendation
  • - Plaque for School

  • Second Place
  • - $2,000 per Team
  • - Funding for New Product Development Assessment by the Wisconsin Innovation Service Center
  • - Letter and Certificate of Commendation
  • - Plaque for School

  • Third Place
  • - $1,000 per Team
  • - Funding for New Product Development Assessment by the Wisconsin Innovation Service Center
  • - Letter and Certificate of Commendation
  • - Plaque for School

  • Teams that receive an exemplary EDPPSR score
  • - Letter and Certificate of Commendation - Letter of Recognition for entering the competition

  • All remaining Teams
  • - Letter of Recognition for entering the competition

  • When is the Wisconsin Engineering Design Competition and what are important dates to keep in mind?
  •       Registration Opens – October 1st 2015   All interested students should register their interest in the competition as early as possible. Registration does not require the student or team to enter but does offer the competition administrators a way to monitor how many judges will be needed and opens a channel of communication regarding the competition with interested students or teams.

  •      Portfolios must be submitted through the Innovation Portal between 8amCST/9amEST Monday, May 9 through 9pmCST/10:00PM EST Sunday, June 5th, 2015. (Registration and submittion take place on this page during dates posted) Competition results and instructions will be communicated directly via the e-mails associated with your Innovation Portal account.

  • How to participate in the Wisconsin Engineering Design Competition
  • 1) Register for you own Innovation Portal account at https://innovationportal.org

  • 2) Register your interest ( each member of a team) or the competition by clicking the “REGISTER button on this page once you are logged into your new account.

  • 3) Create a new portfolio, connect your portfolios with all of your partners and use the embedded element rubrics (the same ones the judges will be using) and scored examples to build a great entry.

  • 4) Cover Page – While this page is not graded, it needs to contain the following information. Failure to do so will disqualify the submission.  (See the Cover Page -  RESOURCE PAGE)

  • a) Title of Project with month and year of project completion
    •      - Your project title should be descriptive relative to the nature of the project and as unique and professional as possible  (i.e. “Our Senior Project” is an example of a title choice that is of little help either   describing your work or drawing attention to a reviewer.)
  •      - The title should match the title entered in the Innovation Portal,  ( in EDIT MODE of the cover page you can change the title of the project at any time) this title appears in small print in the upper left of each page as a reviewer looks at it on-line)
  • b)  A two or three sentence summary of the nature of the project
  • c)  Complete name of your school or organization, and the City & State in which it is located ( include multiple listings if applicable)
  • d) A well-chosen graphic or two  from the project  that depicts the problem or your solution  and a team picture these graphics and descriptions should be chosen with the idea that they are  be used in a news release or publication about the  project and team
  • e) First and last name of each member of the team,  and email contact information for each member of the team that is checked regularly, and a short description of the role or major responsibility each member played in the development of the project
  • f) First and last name of your instructor (if applicable) and their email address

  • 5) All teams will be invited to the Awards ceremony and should plan to Host a Poster session or display of their project. The date of the Awards Ceremony will be announced shortly, and will be held in conjunction with a Core Training Institute at MSOE during the summer of 2016. This date will be announce in January 2016.)

  • 6) Make use of the videos below from the TUTORIALS page, The SCORED EXAMPLES and other resources  in the LEARNING CENTER menu to the Left.

  1. Video ONE -  GETTING STARTED using the Innovation Portal – Learn how to create your own account, create a portfolio, connect a portfolio to partners, teachers and mentors and use the embedded rubric (the same ones the judges will be using) and scored examples to build a great entry.      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev-C-cBaMqo

  2. Video  TWO - BUILDING PORTFOLIO  PAGES – Learn how to add text, upload and insert graphics, documents and other files, insert a video onto a page and using the rubric and scored examples to aim at the highest scores.
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58Djx7QdXuI&feature=youtu.be

General Restrictions

      The competition is open to individuals or teams,  (A Team is defined for this competition as 1-3 members who are enrolled in PLTW BI or PLTW EDD in the 2015-2016 academic school year)  of Wisconsin High School students participating in the PLTW Capstone courses - Engineering Design and Development (EDD) or Biomedical Innovation (BI) in the 2015-2016 school year. The competition requires individuals or teams to work with a teacher/faculty advisor to develop their capstone project through the Innovation Portal: https://innovationportal.org

Opportunity Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions...

Please Note: All projects submitted to this competition will remain the intellectual property of the individual or team; however by entering the competition the individual/team understands and gives the organizers of this competition permission to develop and distribute the story about the projects, the students and their schools in order to promote the impact of competition and highlight the value of the project work. Effort will be taken to describe the project in general and without offering any details related to intellectual property concerns.

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