Draper Technical Challenge Competition - National Society of Black Engineers

Welcome to the Technical Challenge Competition

As part of our educational outreach and in support of NSBE students in Region 1, Draper is sponsoring a technical design challenge to showcase NSBE student members’ innovative problem solving, technical writing, and presentation skills. The competition starts in September 2014 and will culminate at the Region 1 Fall Regional Conference in November 2014. Four finalist(s) will be selected to present their solutions at the conference and one winner will be selected from them. Three finalists will receive scholarship awards.

Draper staff will administer the competition from defining the problems to selecting the winners by a review committee comprised of engineers.

Contestants will answer one of the six challenge questions in the form of a short technical paper which will be submitted to Draper via its website. The review committee will evaluate all submissions received by the deadline and identify the finalists prior to the conference. Finalists will present their solutions at the conference in the form of a PowerPoint presentation. A winner will be chosen following the presentations and scholarships awarded.

The six challenge questions are aligned with various technology areas being pursued at Draper:

  1. Rapid Prototyping
  2. Cyber Threats
  3. Conservation of Energy
  4. Detect Allergens
  5. Biological Epidemics
  6. Navigation Systems