Vontier Virtual High School Design Competition 2022

Finding Solutions to Global Health Problems | March - May 2022

Watch a recording of an info session with EWH staff here

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. Over the course of the program, students will have opportunities to hear from experts in the field via online info sessions, learn about how to tailor design to low-resource settings, and develop a solution to their selected challenge. Students will receive all information and resources for this self-lead project via a Google Classroom portal. This includes existing challenge options, though students are also encouraged to think of additional challenge ideas. At the end of the program, students will submit a 3-5 minute video presentation outlining their solution. Winners will receive cash prizes! Only one prize per entry.

Live attendance at info sessions is encouraged but optional and will be recorded for easy access. 

Dates: March 1 - May 15 2022

  • March 1: Portal opens, introductory info session takes place

  • March 15: Deadline to select an approved project

  • April 10: Deadline to submit a written proposal draft for feedback, second info session takes place 

  • May 15: Final Video Submissions due

  • Winners will be announced in June.

    *Participants can also join EWH recurring webinars to be scheduled in March and June.

Criteria: Must be a high school student (not enrolled via an affiliate program for credit). Groups of 2-6 students are allowed.

Entry Fee: $100 USD per entry (Fee waiver available upon request)

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 below. Registration will close on February 25, 2022. To register, you will need permission from an adult guardian. Fee waivers are available upon request. If you have any questions, please email us at summerinstitute@ewh.org!  

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