University of Toronto High School Design Competition (UTHSDC)

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The University of Toronto High School Design Competition (UTHSDC) is an annual design competition for high school students from Grade 10 to 12 in the Ontario region. High School students who participate in UTHSDC get an opportunity to experience aspects of engineering design and communication in a competitive environment in one of Canada's best engineering universities.

Competitions

UTHSDC is a day long competition with an awards ceremony held at the end of the competition day. Competitors form teams of 4, and are presented with a design challenge in the beginning of the day. The design question is usually to build a prototype to solve a model engineering challenge. Competitors are encouraged to analyze the engineering problem in depth to extract the main functions, objectives, and constraints of the project. They are then required to build working prototypes that solves the design problem, with design and time restrictions.


Past Winning Teams

Year Award School
2010 First Place Earl Haig Secondary School
2010 Second Place Western Technical Commercial School
2010 Third Place Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School
2010 Most Aesthetically Pleasing Design Woburn Collegiate Institute
2010 Most Economically Feasible Design Richmond Hill High School
2009 First Place Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School (Waterloo)