HSDC

High School Virtual Design Competition 2022


Finding Solutions to Global Health Problems | February - August 2022

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EWH will host its inaugural high school design competition virtually in 2022!

EWH will seek individual (or group) student submissions for an independent study that focuses on finding solutions to global health problems.

This design competition will focus on low-resource design and engineering for healthcare in an international setting. Students will participate in a one-hour brief and receive briefing materials on the self-lead project and process – any resources, background information that would assist students to design their solution via a Google classroom portal. They will submit an idea outlining a different health problem in developing countries and work with EWH staff to select and develop a project. Over the course of the program, students will have opportunities to hear from experts in the field via online webinars. At the end of the program, students will submit a 3-to-5-minute video presentation outlining their solution to a global health challenge, as individuals or as a group. Only one prize per group.

Webinars are optional and will be recorded for easy access. 

Dates: February 1 - August 1 2022

  • February 1st Portal opens and first briefing/project introductory webinar takes place
  • March 1: Final deadline to have selected an approved project
  • May 1: One office hour with EWH Lead for Q&A about draft submission
  • May 15: Webinar 2 and deadline to submit written proposal draft for feedback
  • July 1: One office hour with EWH Lead during their break for any questions about final
  • July 25: Final Video Submissions due

*participants can also join EWH recurring webinars in March and June.

Criteria: Must be a high school student (not enrolled via an affiliate program for credit). 

Entry Fee: $100 USD per entry

Prize: 1st place: $500, 2nd place: $250 , 3rd place: $125 (checks will be made payable to an adult guardian)

Sign up here and pay the registration fee here. Registration will close on January 15, 2022. To register, you will need permission from an adult guardian. If you have any questions, please email us at summerinstitute@ewh.org!  

Download the flyer here

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