High School Design Competition

Students at the design competition

Explore. Innovate. Achieve.

The High School Design competition is a free event that takes place annually in the fall, putting high school students' creativity and teamwork skills, as well as their technical knowledge and abilities to the test. Each year features new engineering design challenges in different engineering disciplines as dreamed up by students in the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program. Working as individuals or in small teams in their hometowns, high school students design, build and test a project that addresses the design criteria. 

High School Design is hosted and sponsored by the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Fellows in the third-year cohort plan and execute the event from idea to competition day.  The SELF Program is proud to award $12,000 in scholarships to event winners.

The2022 High School Design competition will take place on October 20, 2022. Registration for the competition will open on May 1, 2022 and will close on October 1, 2022. 

We encourage you to give it a shot and we look forward to seeing the way you solve the challenges of this year's High School Design Competition!

Please email highschooldesign@ku.edu with questions.