2008 FIRST Championship: Robotics in Overdrive
Alliances of 340 high school teams will compete with their robotic creations at the Georgia Dome in this year's 2008 FIRST
Robotics Championship, FIRST Overdrive.
Automotive Design Competition Challenge X Kicks off Fourth, Final Year
Challenge X, a design challenge put together by the Department of Energy
and General Motors to engage students in the design and construction of
fuel-efficient vehicles, is now in its fourth and final year.
Engineers Play Major Role in 2007 Solar Decathlon
The 2007 Solar Decathlon showcased innovative technologies, designs
and materials for powering reliable, efficient solar houses.
DARPA Race’s Robot Cars Could Benefit Soldiers and Civilians Alike
DARPA’s Urban Challenge highlights how the progress in robot technologies could improve driver assistance
systems in passenger cars and trucks.
FIRST Robotics: Video Coverage from the Competition Floor
The FIRST Robotics Competition encourages students to use advanced tools and machines to design and build the
best robot for the challenge. Design News takes a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be an FRC
Staying Ahead at the FIRST Robotics Competition
After winning Boston's FIRST regionals in 2007, high school robotics team the NU-TRONS went on to compete in
this year's FIRST Robotics Competition in Atlanta, GA. Co-Captain John Larkin talks about how the team prepared
for the challenge.
International Bicycle Parking Design Competition Seeks out New "CityRack"
NYCDOT is holding an international CityRacks design competition for a new bicycle parking system in the City of
New York. What materials or designs do you think would contribute to the most effective bike rack?
RoboCup Fosters Engineering for Large-Scale Disaster
RoboCup-Rescue uses RoboCup technologies to assist search-and-rescue teams during large-scale disasters.
MIT's 13th place Solar Decathlon finish
Perhaps the Solar 7 volunteers were poorly supported by MIT. But they were the MIT team.
Germans prevail in Solar Decathlon, MIT dogs it
The Germans once again proved their mettle in engineering by winning the Solar Decathlon that occurred on the
National Mall in Washington Oct. 12-20, 2007.
Solar Decathlon's Sunny Home Show
In the Solar Decathlon, teams from 20 universities and colleges vie to design and build the best solar house.
3D CAD Providers Target Students
Through sponsorships and with the release of special student editions, 3D CAD and simulation software providers
are trying to reverse the trend of declining interest in design and engineering curriculum amongst the K-12 and
Design Engineering Competitions
Visit DN Web Editor Regina Lynch's blog for more updates and news from design engineering competitions across the globe.
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4/4/2008 - 4/20/2008
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4/10/2008 - 4/13/2008
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4/30/2008 - 10/24/2008
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5/1/2008 - 6/14/2008
Tennessee, Illinois, Montreal
5/17/2008 - 5/17/2008
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5/24/2008 - 5/27/2008
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7/6/2008 - 7/23/2008
Applanix's Louis Nastro explains how the company's orientation systems helped DARPA Urban Challenge teams achieve positioning accuracies down to
just a few centimeters.
FIRST Robotics Competition Director Bill Miller talks about how intense the competition is at the FIRST Competition Championship.