Competition Timeline

YEAR 1

Phase I

Early Fall

 Recruit new members and begin brainstorming problems and solutions

 

Late Fall

Assess solutions for feasibility and narrow down to a few top ideas

 

Early Spring

Refine top ideas and develop detailed plans for constructing and testing prototypes

 

Late Spring

Select the final project and begin making preparations to begin Phase II lab work immediately upon return from summer break

END PHASE I

Summer Break


YEAR 2

Phase II

Early Fall

Organize testing procedures, data collection, and other facets of the project that are necessary to determine if product works as expected

 

Late Fall

Work in lab to prototype the product and reach out to groups and professionals who can provide feedback

 

Early Spring

Finish modifying the idea and product and organize the report to begin preparing the final submission

 

Late Spring

Work with faculty advisor and team members to fine- tune the presentation of the idea and find areas for future innovation

END PHASE II

Submit project!