Looking for a fun E-challenge? Here are a few engineering competitions that are guaranteed to introduce you to engineers.
E-Competitions Flyer

  • Please let us know of any San Diego teams that win or place in any of the Regional or National competitions. 
  • Use this pdf to help promote these E-Competitions and local E-Events
  • Have suggestions to add or improve the listing? Send an email to SDCEngC@gmail.com (page last updated July 27, 2017)
K-12 Engineering Competitions:
  • Aviation Design Challenge (High School Teams) - General Aviation Manufacturer's Association (GAMA) challenge. Fly to Learn curricula is distributed to teams in Feb with the virtual fly-off in April. The winning team builds a plane with the GAMA manufacturing professions. 
  • Technovation Challenge - Every year teams of girls are invited to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through technology. This year's registration closes March 7, 2018
  • Engineer Girl Essay Competition (Grades 3-12) - The 2018 competition opens September 2017 to all students, girls and boys, grades 3-12. Check out the past winners here. Congratulations to our San Diego students:
    • "2016 Responsible Engineering" winner Jessie Gan!
    • "2013 Health Engineering" honorable mention C.J. Black
  • SWENext Challenge (K-12 Student Teams) - SWENext has both individual and club competitions. The 2017 "Engineering a better experience when connecting with people online" is a Club competition that closes Sept 15th, 2017. Congratulations to our San Diego students:
    • "2017 SWENext Global Innovator Award" winner Maya Rozenshteyn, Patrick Henry Highschool
  • Future City Competition (Middle-School Teams) - The 2017 challenge is to envision a future city that is "The Age-Friendly City".  Teams register for the 2017-2018 season competition by October 31, 2017. The winning team from each Regional Finals will win a free trip to compete in the national competition in Washington, D.C. National winners can win a cash donation to their school’s STEM program and a trip to Space Camp.
  • BotBall (Middle- and high-school) - A robotics competition for middle- and high-school students.
  • KidWind Challenge (Middle- and high-school) - A turbine wind competition for middle- and high-school students. National competitions are in May. Here is the 2017 Report.
  • SeaPerch (Grades 5 - College freshman) - An underwater robotics competition open to students in 5th grade to college freshmen. National competitions are in May. Here are a few more FAQ's and an Activity Guide.
  • MathCounts Competitions (Middle-school) - While technically not engineering, it is a great way to build confidence in math and problem solving. Here is the San Diego coordinator and the latest San Diego competition
  • eCYBERMISSION (Grades 6-9 teams) - is a web-based STEM competition that designs engineering solutions for problems in their community. 

K-12 Engineering Club Ideas:

  • SWENext Club - K-12 students can sign up to become a SWENexter, receive their own newsletters, and/or form their own SWENext Club. SWE also has K-12 Educator Memberships. Here are the San Diego Clubs.
  • SHPE Jr Club - Middle- and high-school students can become a member of SHPE Jr and/or form their own SHPE Jr Club
  • NSBE Jr - Middle- and high-school students can become a member of NSBE Jr. 
  • Math Club - Middle-school club and competitions through MathCounts.
  • MESA School Programs (MSP) - SDSU K-12 initiatives including PLTW (Project Lead The Way) and MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement)
Debra K,
Aug 13, 2017, 8:48 PM