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Real World Design Challenge

  1. 1. The Real World Design Challenge Aeronautical Design Dr. Ralph K. Coppola, Director of Global Government & Strategic Education Programs Innovation Global Engineering Systems Engineering
  2. 2. The Real World Design Challenge © 2006 PTC National Winner from Hawaii National Challenge at National Air & Space Museum <ul><li>FY10 Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Expand to 25 States with Support from Governors </li></ul><ul><li>Develop additional theme </li></ul><ul><li>150+ Mentors from Government, Higher Education, and Industry volunteers utilizing Windchill </li></ul><ul><li>FY09 Results </li></ul><ul><li>10 States with support from state department of education </li></ul><ul><li>75 Mentors from Government, Higher Education, and Industry volunteered and used Windchill </li></ul>National Winner 10 States Choose State Winner From 200 Teams 1,400 Student Team Members 30,000 Student Class Members States Train 275 Teams 1750 Student Team Members 37,500 Student Class Members
  3. 3. Why is the Challenge Real World? <ul><li>A focus group of aerospace and defense companies in New England revealed that companies need a workforce with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Excellent academic credentials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7-10 years of real world experience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We created a Challenge to meet these Real World needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry defined Challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real professional engineering tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real roles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real contributions </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Partner Organizations
  5. 5. Founding State Partners
  6. 6. Planned Management Structure (Committees are in place staff positions are dependent on external funding)
  7. 7. What Teachers Get <ul><li>1. Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design & Global Engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Science, Math and Engineering Mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors are from DOE Energy Laboratories; Industry and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Higher Education. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Real Problem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aviation Challenge defined by industry. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4. Real Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pro/ENGINEER Schools Edition 3D (CAD) software, each license of Pro/ENGINEER is worth $3,000, since each teacher will receive 300 licenses that is a donation of $900,000 per teacher. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windchill Global Engineering collaboration software: The commercial value of Windchill ProjectLink is $2,800 per seat. Each school team will get seven seats worth $19,600. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Engineering Fluid Dynamics (EFD.Pro) is a new breed of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software produced by Mentor Graphics. This fluid dynamics simulation software. Each participating school will be provided with one license of EFD.Pro for FREE. The commercial value of EFD.Pro is $24,500. Each school team will get one license. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Real Roles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student teams are built around real industry roles such as project manager, scientist, engineer, and community relations & marketing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6. Real Contribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribute innovative solutions to real industry design problems. The US Department of Energy will provide travel support for the winning teams travel to Washington, DC. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. State Teams Hawaii Team National Winner Connecticut Team Kansas Team Massachusetts Team Minnesota Team Oklahoma Team Pennsylvania Team Vermont Team Virginia Team Washington Team
  9. 9. The Challenge (This is the 2009 Challenge, the 2010 Challenge will also be in aeronautics)
  10. 10. Student Work
  11. 11. Dr. Ralph K. Coppola Real World Design Challenge Project Director & Director of Global Government & Strategic Education Programs Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) 11710 Plaza America Drive Suite 2000 Reston, VA 20190 Phone: 703-871-5176 Cell: 703-298-6630 Fax: 703-871-5111 Email: Contact