​​Design and Build 2019

Join us in our eighth annual competition at Great Lakes Science Center on Saturday, February 9! Design & Build provides a way for corporations, schools and families to build team spirit in a fun, creative environment while supporting the Science Center’s mission! Is your team up for the challenge in 2019? Stay tuned for more details.

Teams of two to six individuals will be given a design challenge and all the materials needed on the day of the competition and then race against the clock, and the other teams, to see who can design, build and then test the most successful solution to the challenge. Teams compete in one of two categories: Youth (middle through high school students), and Corporate (adult teams or college students).

Design & Build gives the community the opportunity to engineer victory and construct a brighter future fueled by STEM learning and Great Lakes Science Center. Your organization and employees can make a direct impact on the next generation of doctors, engineers, researchers and astronauts!

In 2018, teams were tasked with building a mechanical hand, capable of holding, manipulating and carrying four every day objects (individually). Each group was given research and design time, followed by product testing with specific objects that foreshadowed their final challenge. When 90 minutes elasped, each team entered into a relay race and put their design to the test! The fastest team from both the school and corporate groups won! Take a look at the pictures below!


Download a sponsorship form here or contact Greg Renkas at (216) 696-3373 or renkasg@glsc.org


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A look back at Design & Build 2018!