Due to the recent weather events to hit Houston and the surrounding areas, the Design-a-Thon has been canceled.


Assistive Devices for Adults and Children with Disabilities

Labor Day Weekend    |    September 1 - 3, 2017   |    Rice University

The INNOVATE Design-a-Thon is an engineering design competition similar to the traditional code-based hackathon. Teams of 3-5 students will compete to design, prototype and present the best device in categories to solve a real world problem in disabilities. Each student team will have the duration of the Design-a-Thon and the physical and human resources of the OEDK to develop their solution over the course of the weekend.

This year's focus will be developing assistive devices for adults and children with disabilities.

Open to ALL RICE undergraduate and graduate students!!

Work with students from other institutions!
WIN PRIZES!!

DEFINE a challenge

Students will listen to expert panelist discuss challenges in the area of assistive devices for adults and children with disabilities. Together with their team and advising mentors, a challenge will be defined.


DESIGN a solution

Students will take the defined challenge and use the foundation of design cycles to develop solutions to the challenge. Drawings and low-fidelity prototyping will be used to bring their ideas to fruition.


BUILD a prototype

Students will use the expertise and tools in the OEDK to build a working prototype to provide a solution for the challenge. Mentors will be available for advice and direction.



PRESENT a device

Students will use coaching to develop a presentation to present to a panel of judges. A rubric will be used to score the prototype and the presentation. Prizes will be given to the winners.


MAKE a difference!

Agenda Overview:

  • Friday night, September 1st - teams gather for dinner to explore and identify challenge for the weekend. Teams will hear from experts and possibly potential clients.  Panelists and some Mentors required, Other Mentors and Judges encouraged to attend.

  • Saturday all day, September 2nd - teams work to design and develop prototypes of their concepts; get guidance from mentors. Mentors required at designated times.

  • Sunday day, September 3rd- teams finalize their prototypes, get presentation coaching and present to a panel of judges for a cash prize. Judges required, Mentors and Panelists encouraged to attend.


AGENDA

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Agenda subject to change - Locations subject to change

Friday, September 1st

Need to be present

Location

4:30 PM
Arrival and Check-in, Dinner buffet opens Panelists & Mentors / Students Brockman Hall 101
5:15 PM
Design-a-thon opening remarks Panelists & Mentors / Students Brockman Hall 101
5:30 PM
Presenters speak Panelists & Mentors / Students Brockman Hall 101
6:10 PM
Team and Mentor table discussion Panelists & Mentors / Students Brockman Hall 101
6:45 PM
Panelist Q&A Panelists & Mentors / Students Brockman Hall 101
7:30 PM
Closing remarks Panelists & Mentors / Students Brockman Hall 101
8:00 PM
Adjourn






Saturday, September 2nd

Need to be present

Location

8:30 AM
Arrival and Check-in, Continental breakfast available Students Brockman Hall 101
9:00 AM
Opening Remarks Students Brockman Hall 101
9:15 AM
OEDK design and build time begins Students OEDK


Lab Assistant/Technician support begins Students OEDK
12:00 PM
Lunch available Students OEDK
3:00 PM
Mentor advising begins Mentors / Students OEDK
5:00 PM
Dinner available Mentors / Students OEDK
6:00 PM
Mentor advising ends (staying longer is optional) Mentors / Students OEDK
8:00 PM
Lab Assistant/Technician support ends Students OEDK
11:00 PM
OEDK design and build time closes Students OEDK


OEDK CLOSED - all participants must exit Students OEDK





Sunday, September 3rd

Need to be present

Location

9:00 AM
OEDK design and build time begins Students OEDK


Continental breakfast available Students OEDK
10:00 AM
Presentation coaching available Students / Coaches OEDK
11:00 AM
Lunch available Students / Coaches OEDK
1:00 PM
OEDK design and build time closes Students OEDK


ALL tables must be cleaned and material/tools put away Students OEDK
1:15 PM
Opening remarks Judges / Students Brockman 101
1:30 PM
Presentations - Device pitches Judges / Students Brockman 101
3:30 PM
Scores tallied - Awards announced Judges / Students Brockman 101
4:00 PM
Adjourn - Design-a-thon Over! Judges / Students Brockman 101

Contact us

Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen - Rice University

6100 Main Street MS 390 | Houston, Texas | 77005

Phone: 713.348.OEDK

Email: oedk@rice.edu

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