High School Design Competition

Students at the design competition

Explore. Innovate. Achieve.

High School Design is a free event that takes place annually in the fall, putting high school students' creativity, teamwork skills, technical knowledge, and abilities to the test. Each High School Design features new engineering design challenges in various engineering disciplines created by students in the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows (SELF) Program. Working as individuals or in small teams, high school students design, build, and test a project that addresses the design criteria. 

High School Design is hosted and sponsored by the SELF 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 be fully in person and 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 High School Design 2022!

Please email highschooldesign@ku.edu with questions.