Design Challenge FAQs

Student Inventions

What defines a team?
How does our team decide on a project?
Can our invention be software-based?
Can our invention use a microcontroller or other electromechanical parts?
What is the average cost of the Design Challenge entries, and who pays for this?

Student Teams

Can our school have more than one team?
Are students required to be enrolled in a specific high school?
Can we register without having picked a project?
Can we change what project we want to work on?
Can we get help?


What are the awards for the National Winners?
How will my team be judged?
What if I missed a webinar?
How do I sign up for a webinar?
If our team becomes a finalist, what is expected of us?