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2018 Oklahoma Engineering Design Competition



A statewide competition for Oklahoma students enrolled in the PLTW Capstone Course - "Engineering Design and Development"


What is the Oklahoma Engineering Design Competition?

The 2018 Oklahoma Engineering Design Competition is an opportunity administered by Oklahoma State University College of Engineering, Architecture, & Technology (CEAT), for those currently enrolled in a Project Lead The Way capstone course, “Engineering Design and Development” (EDD).  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 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 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.

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

Why participate in the Oklahoma Engineering Design Competition?

  1. 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.

Getting started demonstrations/tutorials

Video ONE - GETTING STARTED using the Innovation Portal - Creating your own account, creating a portfolio, connecting a portfolio to partners, teachers and mentors

Video TWO - BUILDING PORTFOLIO PAGES - 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

Portfolios receiving the highest scores will be recognized as follows:

First place:

  • - Scholarship Prize
  • - Plaque for School
  • - Traveling OEF Trophy for School

Second Place

  • - Scholarship Prize
  • - Plaque for School

Third Place

  • - Scholarship Prize
  • - Plaque for School

Teams that receive an exemplary EDPPSR score
- Invitation to present at the OSU CEAT EDD Showcase June 23, 2018 in Stillwater, OK

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

Top 5 Teams will be invited to Speak at the Showcase June 23, 2018 with an Opportunity to Win Cash Prizes

Information for the Oklahoma Engineering Design Competition and important dates:

Registration Opens – December 8, 2017  

  • All interested teams must 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 8am CST Monday, May 7 through 12am CST Monday, May 21, 2018. Competition results and instructions will be communicated directly via the e-mails associated with your Innovation Portal account. Please make sure to use valid and correct emails so that you can be notified.

  • How to participate in the Oklahoma Engineering Design Competition

Register for your own Innovation Portal account at

Register your interest for the competition by clicking the “REGISTER button on this page once you are logged into your new account.

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.

When your portfolios are ready and the window of submission is open, follow the entry procedures to enter your portfolio into the 2018 Oklahoma Engineering Design Competition.

The status of your entry, the competition and competition results will be reported back to you via the email address associated with your Innovation Portal account.

Judging and Questions

Judging will be based on the embedded "Engineering Design Process Portfolio Scoring Rubric" or EDPPSR (available in each element tab of a portfolio), in the Innovation Portal. Make sure to reference the rubric and use the scored examples as you build your project entries.

If you have questions regarding this competition, e-mail: Brandy Mays, Competition Administrator: [email protected]

Oklahoma EDD Showcase – Stillwater, OK – June 23, 2018

All winners and select teams will be invited to present their projects at the Oklahoma EDD Showcase on the OSU Stillwater campus June 23, 2018.

General Restrictions

General restrictions...The competition is open to individuals or teams of Oklahoma High School students participating in the PLTW Capstone course - Engineering Design and Development (EDD in the 2016-2017 school year. The competition requires individuals or teams to work with a teacher/faculty advisor to develop their capstone project through the Innovation Portal:

Opportunity Terms & 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.

PLTW Terms & Conditions

I understand that by submitting this work to an opportunity or competition hosted on the Innovation Portal that the submitted copy of work will be in the control of the hosting organization and is subject to the terms and conditions that organization has posted for entry requirements and conditions.