CLEVELAND (April 20, 2022) – Great Lakes Science Center’s hands-on, head-to-head engineering fundraiser Design & Build returns for its 11th annual competition Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
On the day of the competition, teams of two to eight individuals are given a design challenge, and all the materials needed to solve it. They must 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), or Corporate (adult teams or college students). Science Center guests on the day of the event are invited to check out the competition and help cheer the teams on to victory!
“Design & Build is one of the best days of the year here at the Science Center,” said President & CEO Dr. Kirsten Ellenbogen. “The staff develops exciting challenges for the teams to tackle year after year. We truly enjoy watching each team come up with their own unique solution to the challenge. Last year, Lincoln Electric topped the Corporate category and the Youth team champion was from Ranger High-Tech Academy. We are looking forward to another inspiring day of creative competition this year.”
Design & Build gives the community the opportunity to engineer victory and construct a brighter future fueled by STEM learning. Your organization and employees can make a direct impact on the next generation of doctors, engineers, researchers and astronauts! The Design & Build fundraiser is a great opportunity for a corporate team-building exercise, a group outing for a college science club or class, or for families who love a unique challenge. For more information on how to sponsor a team, visit
About Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2022, is home to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center and makes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) come alive for more than 300,000 visitors a year through hundreds of hands-on exhibits, temporary exhibitions, the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater, historic Steamship William G. Mather, daily science demonstrations, seasonal camps, and more. The Science Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Visit for more information.