PLTW Projects + Submission Checklist

Student Industry Connects

New guidance from expert educators!

Do you want your students to get meaningful feedback but are not sure what to submit? Experienced educators identified what students can submit. Check out the info below.

Below are the PLTW projects that are eligible for submission. These have been carefully selected by expert educators as the PLTW projects and problems that yield the most impactful feedback from industry professionals. Don’t see the project you have been working on? Reach out to connect@mass-stemhub.org to suggest a project that should be reviewed by industry.

Submission Checklist

Each submission should include the following four components:

  • 1. Project Description and Rubric

    In order to provide helpful feedback, industry professionals need to know a little bit about the project. But don’t worry, you don’t have to write anything extra – expert educators have done it for you! A brief description of the project will be included in the submission form. Do things a little differently in your classroom? Don’t worry, you will have the option to provide additional context.

  • 2. Project Artifacts

    These are the documents and materials that show all your students’ great work and what industry professionals will provide valuable feedback on.  See below for the required artifacts for each project. Submit all documents as a single PDF file!

  • 3. Video Explanation [Optional]

    If you can, upload a brief (1-2 minute) video of students explaining their project. This will help industry professionals put projects into context and provide the most relevant feedback and ideas!

  • 4. Additional Context [Optional]

    If you want, you can write in additional context or information that will help industry professionals review the project and provide feedback.

Eligible Projects by Pathway

App Creators

  • Study Buddy (1.6)

    Teachers will submit a Google folder of student projects (step-by-step directions here). In the folder, each student or team should have a single PDF file that includes:

    • Written description of what the issues were and how students fixed them
    • Planning documents, e.g., flowcharts
    • Screenshot of completed, corrected code block
    • Link to .aia file saved to Google drive (set that “Anyone with the link” is a “Content Manager”)

    Make sure that the folder and file is set that “anyone with the link” is a “content manager.”

    Check out a potential template here

  • Build-a-Body (1.8)

    Teachers will submit a Google folder of student projects (step-by-step directions here). In the folder, each student or team should have a single PDF file that includes:

    • Written description of process and reflection
    • Planning documents, e.g., flowchart
    • Screenshots of completed code
    • Link to .aia file in a Google Drive (settings such that “Anyone with the link” is a “Content Manager”)

    Make sure that the folder and file is set that “anyone with the link” is a “content manager.”

    Check out a potential template here!

  • Great App Challenge (3.1)

    Teachers will submit a Google folder of student projects (step-by-step directions here). In the folder, each student or team should have a single PDF file that includes:

    • Problem statement and expected end user
    • Screenshots of planning documents, e.g., flowchart
    • Screenshots of final code
    • Link to .aia file either on Google Drive (settings such that “Anyone with the link” is a “Content Manager”) or Dropbox
    • Written reflections (optional)

    Make sure that the folder and file is set that “anyone with the link” is a “content manager.”

    Check out a potential template here!

Automation & Robotics

  • Wind Turbine (2.3)

    Teachers will submit a Google folder of student projects (step-by-step directions here). In the folder, each student or team should have a single PDF file that includes:

    • Detailed description of the design process
    • Pictures of sketches
    • Completed design matrix
    • Pictures or videos of the completed windmill
    • [Optional] Self-assessment according to the rubric

    Make sure that the folder and file is set that “anyone with the link” is a “content manager.”

  • Pull Toy (2.4)

    Teachers will submit a Google folder of student projects (step-by-step directions here). In the folder, each student or team should have a single PDF file that includes:

    • Detailed description of the design process
    • Pictures of sketches
    • Completed decision matrix
    • Pictures of the completed toy
    • [Optional] Videos of the completed toy moving
    • [Optional] Self-assessment according to the rubric

    Make sure that the folder and file is set that “anyone with the link” is a “content manager.”

    Check out an example submission here!

  • Automation Through Programming (3.4)

    Teachers will submit a Google folder of student projects (step-by-step directions here). In the folder, each student or team should have a single PDF file that includes:

    • Photos of the programming lab sheets and materials list
    • Photos or videos of the working project
    • Screenshot of code
    • Conclusion questions and answers from the programming lab sheet

    Make sure that the folder and file is set that “anyone with the link” is a “content manager.”

    Check out example submissions here and here!

Computer Science for Innovators & Makers

  • Blinking Sign (1.5)

    Teachers will submit a Google folder of student projects (step-by-step directions here). In the folder, each student or team should have a single PDF file that includes:

    • Short description of the sign’s goal – who is the target audience and what should they learn?
    • LED Planning Chart Image
    • Flowchart illustrating program flow
    • Picture of the code blocks
    • Published code link so others can see the working code

    Make sure that the folder and file is set that “anyone with the link” is a “content manager.”

    Check out an example submission here!

  • Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe (2.4)

    Teachers will submit a Google folder of student projects (step-by-step directions here). In the folder, each student or team should have a single PDF file that includes:

    • Problem statement which identifies which challenge the students are solving.
    • Design sketch of project idea (photo of hand drawing or computer sketch)
    • Flowchart illustrating program flow
    • Video of finished design working (lights flash, alarm sounds, and/or an alert is sent to a second micro:bit) or photographs of physical design
    • Published code link so others can see the working code (accessible to anyone with the link)

    Make sure that the folder and file is set that “anyone with the link” is a “content manager.”

    Check out an example submission here!

  • User Interactions (3.2)

    Teachers will submit a Google folder of student projects (step-by-step directions here). In the folder, each student or team should have a single PDF file that includes:

    • Design statement that identifies which challenge the students are solving
    • Target audience description which explains the product’s target demographic
    • Design sketch of project idea (photo of hand drawing or computer sketch)
    • Flowchart illustrating program flow
    • Video and photos of working model
    • Published code link so others can see the working code or Image of code blocks
    • Reflections/analysis of project

    Make sure that the folder and file is set that “anyone with the link” is a “content manager.”

    Check out an example submission here!

Design & Modeling

  • Foot Orthosis (1.1)

    Teachers will submit a Google folder of student projects (step-by-step directions here). In the folder, each student or team should have a single PDF file that includes:

    • Pictures of a functional artificial foot orthosis meeting all six design requirements
    • Complete design matrix
    • Pictures of initial sketch and final group approved sketch
    • Completed reflection table

    Make sure that the folder and file is set that “anyone with the link” is a “content manager.”

  • Puzzle Cube (2.4)

    Teachers will submit a Google folder of student projects (step-by-step directions here). In the folder, each student or team should have a single PDF file that includes:

    • Picture of puzzle prototype
    • Picture of design brief
    • Picture of sketches/ CAD impages
    • Picture of puzzle solution
    • Picture of puzzle reflection sheet
    • [Optional] Video of puzzle solution

    Make sure that the folder and file is set that “anyone with the link” is a “content manager.”

  • Therapeutic Toy (3.2)

    Teachers will submit a Google folder of student projects (step-by-step directions here). In the folder, each student or team should have a single PDF file that includes:

    • Picture of prototype
    • Picture of design matrix
    • Picture of design reflection sheet
    • Picture of sketches
    • [Optional] Video of working toy

    Make sure that the folder and file is set that “anyone with the link” is a “content manager.”

    Check out an example submission here!

Principles of Biomedical Science

  • Case File (1.2.6)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes :

    • Full case report
    • Conclusions and recommendations section of forensics report
    • Evidence analyzed section
    • Student video submissions of case report

    If you need to include links to other materials, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

  • HIPAA Infographic (2.1.6)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes :

    • Infographic
    • Any planning materials or drafts of your infographic
    • Note: make sure to specify which infographics are for training new staff and which are designed for patient information.

    Check out an example submission designed for staff and an example for patients

  • Visit Plan (2.1.7)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes :

    • Visit plan (may be in form of presentation, brochure, or written document that meets requirements of the project)
    • Copies of patient information as FYI for industry professionals
    • (Optional) Videos of student(s) briefing the physicians about the plan

    If you need to include links, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

    Check out an example submission here!

  • Triage and Ethical Scenario (3.2.4)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes :

    • Patient triage data chart (steps 5-6) and the ethical scenario (beneath step 6)
    • Responses to conclusion questions

    Note: You do not need to submit for all 15 patients

  • Drug Design Lab Results (4.1.5)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes :

    • All of the Fabulous Formations Portion of the activity
    • Part 1: Results from steps 3-4 with a focus on the conclusion in step 4b describing what was learned
    • Part 2: recommendation from step 7 explaining recommended ratio
    • OR experimental design from step 6 to be reviewed for feedback.  (If you chose this option, make sure to provide information about the procedures from part 1 to help with the analysis of students designed procedural steps for part 2.)

    If you need to include links, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

Human Body Systems

  • Tissue Concept Map (1.2.1)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes :

    • Presentation
    • Video of presentation (link in PDF or upload file)
    • OR sales brochure instead of doing a presentation

    If you need to include links to other materials, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

  • Biometrics (1.3.3)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes :

    • Presentation
    • Video of presentations (link in PDF or upload file)

    If you need to include links to other materials, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

  • BMI Ethical Scenario (3.2.5)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes :

    • Screenshots of the ethical scenario between step 5 and step 6 (or from lab journals)
    • OPTIONAL: Also include step 16 which includes the recommendations to the other clients

    If you need to include links to other materials, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

    Check out an example submission here!

  • Varicose Veins (4.3.2)

    Students submit the explanation as a single PDF. The final products may vary but could take the form of: letter using words and pictures; images of models/drawings with explanations, or; brochure.

    If you need to include links to other materials, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

    Check out an example submission here!

  • Burn Models (5.1.2)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes :

    • Modified skin models/drawings showing the damage from each type of burn
    • Lab journal entries, particularly from Steps 3 and 5 that describe types of burns, treatment, and how other body systems are affected
    • OPTIONAL Videos of student(s) explaining classifications of burns (link in PDF or upload in optional video field on the next page)

    If you need to include links to other materials, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

Medical Interventions

  • Superbugs (1.2.3)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes:

    • Written conclusion questions from their lab notebooks

    Check out an example submission here!

  • Antibiotic Graph Analysis (1.2.4)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes:

    • Responses from lab notebooks, including graphs
    • Written responses to conclusion questions

    If submitting pictures of physical notebooks, make sure in .jpeg or .png format.

    Check out an example submission here!

  • Maternal Report (2.1.5)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes at least:

    • Medical History Visits 2 and 3
    • Entire Medical File for Judy Smith from step 24 containing all 4 Medical History documents

    If you need to include links to other materials, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

    Check out an example submission here!

  • Tiny Treatment (3.4.4)

    Students submit the trial design presentation as a single PDF that includes:

    • Background, including: description of population being studied; known and potential risks and benefits to human subjects; route of administration (delivery method) and targeted cells; description of what the treatment will do once inside the targeted tissue or cells
    • Trial objectives and purpose, including: goals of the trial and hypothesis of results; description of how this treatment will be better than the treatments that are currently being used for this type of cancer
    • Description of the type/design of trial to be conducted (for example, double-blind, placebo-controlled) and a schematic diagram of the trial design
    • Specification of the criteria for the inclusion and exclusion of potential subjects
    • Safety assessment

    If you need to include links to other materials, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

  • Find a Match (4.3.2)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes:

    • Summary of findings
    • Responses to conclusion questions

    If you need to include links to other materials, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

    Check out an example submission here!

  • Replacement Parts (4.4.1)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes:

    • Letter to local politicians from a patient in organ failure
    • Letter to local politicians from a biomedical professional

    If you need to include links to other materials, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

Biomedical Innovations

  • Emergency Room (1.1.3)

    Students submit a their presentation as a single PDF that includes:

    • Problem identification
    • Description and rationale for medical innovations
    • Description of how wait time is reduced
    • Description of two patients experiences
    • Justifications for modifications
    • Citations

    If you need to include links to other materials, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

    Check out an example submission here!

  • Medical Innovation (3.1.3)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes:

    • Any notes and sketches from brainstorming process
    • Completed design brief (see example template here)
    • Pictures of the prototype
    • Presentation

    If you need to include links to other materials, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

    Check out an example submission here!

  • Investigating Environmental Health (4.1.5)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes:

    • Environmental Community Report and Action Plan

    If you need to include links to other materials, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

    Check out example submissions here and here!

  • Grant Proposal (5.1.2)

    Students submit the grant proposal as a single PDF that includes:

    • Purpose statement
    • Project overview
    • Problem statement (background and significance)
    • Project goals and objectives
    • Methodology
    • Summary and evaluation
    • Sources
    • [Optional] Brainstorming, research, and other activities that led to final proposal (e.g., Activity 5.1.2 Public health in the news)

    If you need to include links to other materials, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

    Check out example submissions here and here!

Computer Science Essentials

  • Zombie Apocalypse (DL 1.1.2-3)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes :

    • Pseudocode
    • Picture(s) of flowcharts
    • Picture of code
    • [OPTIONAL] Description of any debugging/ iterations/ improvements made by testing
    • Link to Google Drive or dropbox folder with .aia file (make sure folder is accessible to all; double check by testing in “incognito mode”)

    If you need to include links, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

    Check out an example submission here!

  • MIT App Inventor (1.3.1)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes :

    • Link to the .aia file either on a Google Drive (make sure that settings are such that “Anyone with the link” is a “content manager”) or Dropbox
    • Any planning documents, including notes on teacher interviews
    • Written reflections including: purpose of the app, intended audience, feedback from the teacher and how it changed the devlepment of the app
    • App template drawing
    • Progression of what the GUI looked like

    If you need to include links, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

  • Rock-Paper-Scissors Simulation (3.2.5)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes :

    • Strategy explanation – diagram, natural language, and/or psuedocode
    • Screenshot of tournament results with team highlighted
    • Reflection of outcomes against opponents in tournament
    • Link to google drive or dropbox folder with python (.py) file (also upload .py file on optional video field on the next page)

    If you need to include links, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

  • Choose Your Own Adventure (3.3.1)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes :

    • Presentation on explanation of game
    • Screenshot or picture of decision tree
    • Responses to feedback (documentation on what changed)
    • Documentation on scrum development milestones (optional)
    • Link to Python code (make sure it is a PUBLIC link, e.g., on trinket or repl.it; test on “incognito mode” in Google Chrome to confirm)

    If you need to include links, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

    Check out an example submission here!

Computer Science Principles

  • Shall We Play a Game (1.2.5)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes:

    • Link to a video of the program’s output.
    • Screenshots of code
    • Purpose of the program and explanation of what the video/screenshots illustrate
    • Description of one code segment related to strings (i.e., what data do the strings represent and how they manipulate them?)
    • Description of one code segment related to events (i.e., what events are recognized in the program and how they are managed?)
    • Description of one code segment related to a function that they created (i.e., how is the function used and how does it reduce duplication of code?)
    • Link to python (.py) file with code in a Google Drive or dropbox that is shared so that all can view

    If you need to include links, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

  • Creating a Command Line GUI (2.2.7)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes:

    • Link to a video of the program’s output
    • Screenshots of code
    • Identification of the purpose of the program and explanation of what the video/screenshots illustrate
    • Description of one code segment related to a button (i.e., what is the button’s function?)
    • Description of one code segment related to a function that they created (i.e., how is the function used and how are the parameters used within the function?)
    • Link to python (.py) file with code in a Google Drive or dropbox that is shared so that all can view

    If you need to include links, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

  • Practice Create Performance Task

    Students submit a single PDF that includes:

    • Link to a video of the program’s output. The video should be less than 60 seconds with no audio.
    • Completed written responses per AP Student Handout.

    If you need to include links, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

Cybersecurity

  • A Dangerous Situation (1.3.1)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes :

    • Baseline Network Visual
    • Security Report
    • [OPTIONAL] Link to Baseline PCAP file

    If you need to include links, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

    Check out an example submission here!

  • Water Treatment Facility Breach (3.4.1)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes :

    • Incident response report
    • Client presentation

    If you need to include links, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

    Check out an example submission here!

  • Solve The Crime (4.3.1)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes :

    • Plan of action
    • Chain of custody forms
    • Subpoena
    • Presentation artifact

    If you need to include links, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

Introduction to Engineering Design

  • Reverse Engineering (2.2.1-2.2.4)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes:

    1. Presentation of the reverse engineering product, including a product description
    2. Pictures of any planning documents, including sketches
    3. Screenshots of the CAD designs
    4. [OPTIONAL – FUSION 360] Public link to the final design (right click on the design and select “share public link”)
    5. [OPTIONAL – INVENTOR] Link to a Google Drive or dropbox with .ipt and/or .iam file

    If you need to include links, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

    Check out an example submission here!

  • Solve a Problem (3.3.3)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes:

    • Photos of conceptual sketches of design ideas or modifications, including 3D CAD model(s) of chosen design with associated dimensioned drawings
    • Photos of physical prototype(s) of design(s) using different materials (and optional 3D-printed parts)
    • Presentation that includes problem statement, brainstormed solutions, decision matrix, project timeline, final product, and life cycle assessment of the product. This includes trade-offs (cost, safety, environmental) made in designing the solution and the impact of those trade-offs. This could also be a link to a video of student presentations.
    • Reflections on group norms and collaborative process.

    If you need to include links, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

  • Automata Design (4.2.5)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes:

    • 2-3 photos showing the automata from various angles
    • Documentation of the design process, mathematical modeling, and technical drawing
    • [Optional] Link to the video showing the mechanical motion of the physical model (do NOT put the actual CAD file since industry professionals may not have the software to access it)

    If you need to include links, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

    Check out an example submission here!

Principles of Engineering

  • Compound Machine (1.1.6)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes:

    1. Detailed design brief
    2. Photos of notebook brainstorm sketches and final design sketch
    3. Photos/video of completed machine
    4. Screenshots of force sensor data logs and statistics
    5. Photos of student notebook calculations (IMA, AMA, Efficiency)
    6. Written reflections

    If you need to include links, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

    Check out an example submission here!

  • Machine Control (3.1.7)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes:

    1. Design Brief
    2. Sketches of student planning and thinking (examples include flow charts, decision matrix, VEX Cortex input diagram, etc.)
    3. Photos of physical prototype (with title/captions)
    4. Screenshots of RobotC code and pseudo code
    5. Written Reflections
    6. [Optional] Link to video showing machine function with student narration. Note: If you include links in the materials, make sure that they shared so that everyone can view!

    If you need to include links, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

    Check out an example submission here!

  • Recycling Center (3.3.1)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes:

    1. Title page
    2. Table of contents
    3. Sketches of physical designs that include labels, descriptions, and multiple views where necessary
    4. Decision Matrix (with brief explanation of how the team used the matrix)
    5. Design modifications chart
    6. Written reflections (200-250 words, see PLTW prompts for guidance)
    7. Reference
    8. Photos/screenshots with titles and captions:
      • Final solution
      • Orthographic and isometric drawings (hand drawn or CAD generated)
      • Assembly process
      • RobotC code and pseudo code
      • Video showing students testing solution and machine function with student narration (optional)
      • Flow charts (optional)
      • Schematics (optional)
      • Exploded views (optional)
      • Calculations (optional)
      • Data tables (optional)

    If you need to include links, embed the links in the PDF and double check that they are accessible to all.

Civil Engineering and Architecture

  • Design Charrette

    Students submit single PDF that includes the following:

    • Slides from students’ presentation including:
      • Introduction of each stakeholder role and a brief job description
      • Statement of the problem
      • Sketches (hand or computer generated) to illustrate the vision
      • Bulleted list of the benefits of the plan
      • Bulleted list of unanswered questions and potential barriers, along with suggestions for answers and ways to overcome identified barriers
    • Scanned copies of the meeting notes, brainstorming sketches and any other documents from the charrette (optional)
    • Video of student presentations (optional)
    • Pictures/video from the charette session (optional)

    If you include links in the materials, make sure that they shared so that everyone can view!

    Check out an example submission here

  • Affordable Housing Design

    There are many documents that students may submit with their design. Different teachers may require different documents. This list is a suggested list of documents. Items italicized should be considered minimum requirements for submission.

    Students submit a single PDF that includes the following:

    • Project DescriptionGeneral overview, list of criteria and constraints, and a discussion of both universal design features and green/sustainability features.
    • Construction Drawings in Revit – Site Plan, Rendering, Floor Plan (fully dimensioned), Four Elevations, Interior Elevations Of Bathroom And Kitchen (optional), Typical Wall Section including foundation (with labeled components), Window Schedule, Door Schedule, Room Schedule, Electrical Plan (optional), Plumbing Plan (optional)
    • Supporting DocumentsBubble Diagrams, Rough Floor Plan Sketches, Final Floor Plan Sketch, Electrical Plan Sketch, Plumbing Plan Sketch, Site Opportunities Map 
    • Calculations – Water Supply, Storm Water Runoff, Wastewater, and Heat Loss
    • Appendices: client survey, client meeting notes, images of proposed features

    Note: Industry professionals may not have Revit on the device they are using to provide feedback. Please includes screenshots in your submission.

    Check out example submissions here and here

  • Keystone Library Renovation

    Students submit a single PDF that includes the following:

    • Project Description – Describe the project, including existing conditions and proposed renovations
    • Code and Regulation Research Summary – Document the codes that was used for the design of the library, describe code and local ordinance regulations that impacted the design, and document the research with section numbers
    • Engineering Calculations – Composite Floor Load-Span table, Roof Deck Design, Roof Joist Design, Structural Beam and Girder Calculations (optional), Spread Footing Analysis, Water Supply (optional), Wastewater (optional), Heat Loss, Stormwater runoff and retention/detention pond size
    • Conclusion – Answers to the conclusion questions in narrative form
    • Construction Drawings – Site plan, landscaping plan (optional), first floor plan, second floor plan, green roof plan, reflected ceiling plan (optional), roof plan, two elevations, sections and details, electrical plan (optional), plumbing plan (optional), foundational plan annotating any needed renovations, second floor framing plan (optional), roof framing plan (optional)

    Note: Industry professionals may not have Revit on the device they are using to provide feedback. Please includes screenshots in your submission.

  • Structural Efficiency

    Students submit a single PDF that includes the following:

    • Introduction to the project
    • Image of your designs and structure(s)
    • Structural efficiency rating calculation
    • Conclusion

    Check out an example submission here!

  • Commercial Building Design

    Students submit a single PDF that includes the following:

    • Project Documentation
    • Project Report
    • Conceptual Drawings
    • Construction Drawings
    • Renderings of Various Features
    • Specifications
    • Engineering Calculations
    • Video of Final Presentation (optional)

    Note: Industry professionals may not have Revit on the device they are using to provide feedback. Please includes screenshots in your submission.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing

  • Automated Guided Vehicle

    Students submit a single PDF that includes:

    • Design Brief (Please include the constraints and requirements)
    • Initial sketches from each group member
    • Decision matrix used to decide which design (If used)
    • Final Design Sketch
    • Flowchart of the robotic processes
    • Pseudocode
    • Pictures of the code
    • [OPTIONAL] Link to video of testing
    • [OPTIONAL] Pictures of the building process
    • [OPTIONAL] Pictures and link to video of testing/ completing the task

    If you include links in the materials, make sure that they shared so that everyone can view!

    Check out an example submission here

  • Container Project (2.3.7)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes:

    • Design Brief (Please include the constraints and requirements)
    • Drawing files that detail the final models
    • Screenshot and/or video recordings of the CAD/ CAM toolpaths
    • Setup sheets for all 3 machining operations
    • Speed and feed calculations for all machining processes
    • [OPTIONAL] Pictures and videos of the machining process
    • Pictures of the completed container project

    If you include links in the materials, make sure that they shared so that everyone can view!

    Check out an example submission here!

  • Handshaking Project (3.3.4 a-c)

    Students submit a single PDF that includes:

    • Design Brief (including the constraints, requirements, and a description of the task)
    • Sketches and design of the handshaking system
    • Flowchart and pseudocode
    • Pictures of the building
    • [OPTIONAL] Pictures and video of testing/ troubleshooting
    • Video of the program running with explanation of how it work

    If you include links in the materials, make sure that they shared so that everyone can view!

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Engineering Design & Development

  • Problem Proposal

    Students submit a single PDF that includes:

    • Problem
      • Problem statement
      • Problem background/statistics
      • Validation of problem
      • Consumers, users, surveys and interviews
      • Sources (e.g., scholarly articles, experts)
    • Prior Solutions
      • Descriptions of what you learned from prior solutions.
      • Patents that address a similar problem that may or may not have made it to development—images, patent number, date of patent, abstract, pros and cons.
      • Existing/competitive products—images, price, features, strengths, and weaknesses.
    • Success Criteria
      • Description of how design specifications, constraints, and parameters were determined
      • Identification of primary stakeholders (users, buyers, sellers, manufacturers)
      • Input from stakeholder groups on design requirements and design goals
      • Prioritization of design criteria
      • Design specifications

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    Check out an example submission here

  • Preliminary Design Review

    Students submit a single PDF that includes:

    • Multiple design solutions
    • Detailed concept sketches, schematics, and annotated drawings
    • Detailed and prioritized list of all design goals and requirements
    • Features desired in final design
    • Specifications, Parameters, and Constraints
    • Decision matrix
    • Final design with justification for selection

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  • Constructing a Prototype

    Students submit a single PDF that includes:

    • Virtual solutions explored
    • Mock-ups
    • Testable parameters defined
    • Dimensioned drawings
    • Build procedure overview
    • Cost
    • Description and analysis of incremental testing
    • Modification during build

    If you include links in the materials, make sure that they shared so that everyone can view!

    Check out an example submission here

  • Testing a Prototype

    Students submit a single PDF that includes:

    • Prototype Testing and Data Collection
      • Testing procedures and criteria
      • Documentation of testing (pictures, data)
      • Describe who can help you validate your STEM work. What training or credentials will you need your experts to have
      • Describe science, engineering, or computational thinking concepts you need to investigate
      • Any special computer programs, technology, or equipment you might use
    • Testing, Data Collection and Analysis
      • Testing results (data tables, graphs, pictures, video)
      • Testing analysis
      • Stakeholder feedback

    If you include links in the materials, make sure that they shared so that everyone can view!

    Check out an example submission here

A special thanks to all of the educators who developed guidance to support Student Industry Connects, including Matt Burns, Chakara Cardillo, Katie Cunningham, Beth Donahue, Dorothy Dwyer, Becky Howell, Jon Jasinski, Susan Jones, Karl Muench, Nancy Rozak, Anna Seiders, Mike Smutok, Sarah Wadehul, and Allen Wang.