GCS Students Named State Champions in Real World Design Challenge


North Carolina Real World Design Challenge State Champions from the STEM Early College at N.C. A&T.

Photo courtesy of Guilford County Schools

Students from the STEM Early College at N.C. A&T will showcase their engineering skills on a national stage after being named North Carolina’s Real World Design Challenge State Champions. The Real World Design Challenge is an annual competition that provides high school students with the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team environment. This is the second year in a row that the school brought home the state championship.

This year, Team First in Flight from the STEM Early College at N.C. A&T impressed state judges by designing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and associated unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to serve as multipurpose tools for farmers.

"The Real World Design Challenge has allowed me to hone my leadership and communication skills,” says team member Via Abiera. “I am glad that I had such an amazing team!”

Team members are Cau Son Nguyen, Christine Neinhuis, Via Abiera, Nick Reid, Devin Reid, Mariama Ibrahim, Dhaval Mehta and coach Jessica Cappel.

The team now moves onto the national championship in Washington, D.C., in April.

For more information, visit gcsnc.com.

Source: Guilford County Schools



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