This year's focus will be developing assistive devices for adults and children with disabilities.
REGISTER TODAY!! Limited spots available!
Registration Deadline: Monday, August 28th - Noon
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.
MAKE a difference!
Friday, September 1st
Need to be present
|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|
Saturday, September 2nd
Need to be present
|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
|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|
Teams will consist of 3-5 undergraduate or graduate students. ALL participants must register by the deadline prior to the event.
Teams will be assigned randomly and assigned during the Friday dinner.
Any questions, please contact the OEDK at email@example.com.
Teams will be scored between 1-10, with 10 being the best, on each of the following:
Prototype Design (score counted 2x)
Overall average wins top prize.
Prizes will be given in each of these Categories:
We will offer the following options to the judge scoring:
Though many of you know where we are located, just in case you don’t, please see the details below about location and parking:
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Visitor parking will be available is available in the North Lot*. This is the parking lot directly across from the OEDK front doors, which is near Entrance 21. The parking lot entrance is located on the right, after you enter Entrance 21 off of Rice Blvd. You will need a credit card to enter the visitor lot. We will have parking validations available. Parking validation instructions: Upon leaving the event, insert the parking validation first, and then the same credit card that was used to enter the parking lot. This will credit your card for the parking charge and release the gate.
*(Signs may say it is visitor parking only for specific times, but we made arrangements for it to be visitor parking for the whole event).
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