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High School Design Competition Registration

Registration for the 2020 High School Design competition is now open until October 9th!

Bioengineering Competition Special Offer!

Important! If you are excited about competing in this year's Bio-engineering competition, we will ship you a free adult Ambu-Bag to test your design if you register by September 18th.  Missed your chance?  Don't worry you can still register for the Bio-engineering competition up to the October 9th deadline but you'll have to find your own Ambu-Bag to test your design.

Ready to do this?

Start by taking a look at the 2020 Competition Packet below and decide which of the competitions peaks your interest.  Then follow the link below to register and start designing your winning project!

Registration link:


Click here to view the 2020 Competition Packet and Rules (PDF)These rules are updated as of August 26, 2020.

Please email highschooldesign@ku.edu with any questions.


High School Design 2020

Welcome to the University of Kansas’s High School Design Competition 2020! Here at KU, we’re very excited to introduce you all to the wide array of possibilities that the School of Engineering has to offer. This year, students will be competing in teams that range from one person to four people. Once a student is involved in a competition, they may not participate in another one. Students will have the opportunity to compete in six different competitions that are related to six engineering disciplines within the KU School of Engineering: computer science, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, aerospace engineering, and bioengineering. We hope that throughout the experience of preparing for the competition and competing against other students that you will come to understand more about engineering, enhance your interest in this exciting field, and learn about all that the University of Kansas has to offer engineering students!

Get ready to dive into this year's theme: Design the Future.  All competitions will be tied to this theme. Click here to find the detailed descriptions and rules of each competition. We at the University of Kansas are excited to see the amount of creativity you all bring to High School Design 2020, and we look forward to seeing how you solve the challenges of the future!



Your presentation and testing appointment will be sent to you, and an overall schedule for the live-stream will be posted prior to the event so you can watch all the testing and be inspired!



Below are tutorials to help participants prepare for the programming Competition.



Ruby Tutorials


Python 3.4  and 3.5 Tutorials


Python 2.7 Tutorials: View the first video under Python 3.4/3.5 Tutorials to download IDLE for 2.4


Java Tutorials


C++ Tutorials


C Tutorials: View the first video under C++ Tutorials to download Eclipse for C

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