​​​​Design and Build

February 25, 2023

Join us in our 12th annual competition at Great Lakes Science Center! 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 2023?

Teams of two to eight 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!

Is your middle school or high school interested in participating? Contact Karyn Torigoe at (216) 696-2760 or torigoek@glsc.org to register your school team!

For corporate or collegiate teams, check out the sponsorship form here, or contact Duke Murphy at MurphyD@glsc.org or 216-696-5544. 

10:15 AM

Teams arrive and check-in on the Promenade level

11:00 AM

Challenge explained and materials needed to build the object are handed out

11:05 AM

Designing, prototyping and building begins

1:50 PM

Competition Ends

2:15 PM

Winners Announced


 2022 Sponsors 

Presenting Sponsor:


Designer Sponsor:

Olympic Steel, Swagelok

Corporate Sponsor:

Moen, ZIN Technologies, Lincoln Electric, Tektronix/Keithley, Saint-Gobain, PPG Industries