The Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) is an annual competition that provides high school students the opportunity to work on real-world engineering challenges in a team environment.

Student teams are asked to address a challenge that confronts the nation’s leading industries, use professional engineering software to develop their solutions and generate presentations that convincingly demonstrate the value of their solutions.

Ten Kentucky teams will compete this year, and the state-level winners will be announced during the week of Feb. 20, 2012. The RWDC National Challenge Event is set for Apr. 20-23, 2012. For more details, click here.