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Virtual Sustainable Design Challenge

April 30, 2020

| Free


Due to the coronavirus outbreak the 2020 Sustainable Design Challenge is moving online. Remote collaboration is advised.

The Sustainable Design Challenge is a free program that challenges high school students to design a building model of their choice with the latest in sustainable features.
Online Project Submission
Students will submit their projects online. Submissions must include photos of the model, a project write-up, a recording of the project presentation, and a signed parent/guardian consent from for each team member. More details are provided in the updated student info packet. A link to the online submission form will be emailed after registration.
Remote Collaboration
Teams are advised to collaborate remotely  to comply with social distancing measures. Utilize tools such as Zoom, Skype, Google Docs, etc.  Divide and conquer! The project has many aspects that can be divided up, such as research, the construction of the physical model, the write-up, the video presentation, editing, and so forth.

Supplemental video content will be provided by SCARCE from DuPage County and our business sponsors. These videos will offer information on sustainable buildings and infrastructure in DuPage County as well as information on careers in sustainable design fields such as architecture and engineering. We hope these videos will be informative as you design your projects.

Register Your Team!

The Challenge

Who: Up to 10 teams of students from each high school in DuPage County are invited to tackle this challenge.

Goal:  Design and construct a model of a sustainable building in a bid for cash prizes.

Cost: Participation is free.

Important dates:
  • April 24th – Registration Deadline
  • April 30th – Project submissions due (link provided after registration)
  • Week of May 4th – Judges complete online project evaluations
  • Week of May 18th – Winners announced

View applicable Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Download Updated Student Packet

Professionals: Interested in being a judge? Want to sponsor the event? Contact carrie@scarce.org

Thank you to our 2020 business sponsors!
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