Survive the Storm

Register by November 30, recieve a free anemometer to use.


Jim Gensheimer

Student teams serve as scientists for this STEM adventure.

The Tech wants to acknowledge the significant destruction and suffering being caused by the 2022 hurricane season.

Due to recent events, we are delaying the public launch of this year’s challenge. Since we understand that many of you are looking forward to this year’s in-person challenge, we would like to share the registration information with you today. You may now register for The Tech Challenge 2023, presented by Amazon.

The Tech Challenge was created to introduce students to engineering — especially its invaluable role in solving real-world problems. This summer we designed a new challenge for 2023 that explores how we can use engineering to provide protection against high winds. We hope that youth can learn empowering lessons during this year’s program about how the engineering skills they develop can improve the outcomes of future extreme weather events.

The scenario: Storm patterns are changing and bringing strong winds that create increased danger. Can you use your engineering skills to defend against high wind conditions?

The Challenge: Build a structure to protect vulnerable objects from extreme winds.

Teams that register by Nov. 30, 2022 will be mailed a free anemometer to use during home testing.

Events: Kickoff is Saturday, Oct. 29. Make sure you sign up for our info clinic, adviser training and team workshop. Registration for these events is available on our website.

Additional dates for events that will help you get the most out of your experience are also on the website. More details, including rules, are coming soon. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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