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.

Details for the fall 2023 competition will be announced later this year. 

Please email highschooldesign@ku.edu with questions.