Design Challenge Past Winners

2019 College Winners

First Place

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Project: Clicker Band

The "Clicker Band" is a wearable device that replaces a traditional mouse. It separates the clicking action from the navigation function allowing the user to use two hands. By isolating these two motions, the user showed an increase in accuracy and speed in navigating programs versus while using a traditional mouse.

Second Place

Lawrence Technological University

Partner Organization: Services to Enhance Potential (S.T.E.P)

Project: Assembly Jig and Counting Pole



Third Place

Ohio University

Partner Organization: SW Resources

Project: Bag Opener

2019 High School Winners

First Place

Copley High School, Copley, OH


Partner Organization: Weaver ProPak

Project: Sorting Solutions So Everyone Can Work

Second Place

Poolesville High School, Poolesville, MD

Partner Organization: Furnace Hills Coffee

Project: The Coffee Cube

Third Place

Poolesville High School, Poolesville, MD


Partner Organization: That's A Wrap Deli

Video: RecipEasy

Fourth Place

Marquette Catholic High School, Alton, IL

Partner Organization: Challenge Unlimited

Video: The Shell Shover

Fifth Place

Diamond Bar High School and Rowland High School (Los Angeles/San Bernardino)

Partner Organization: Opportunity Village

Video: Turn for a Change