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INSTRUCTIONS

The RWDC is TOTALLY FREE to participate in. Just follow the instructions below


1. Register

Registration is easy. Teachers register the whole team of 3-7 high school students. And you have to register for this year’s Challenge even if you have participated in the past.

Just click the link and fill out the form. You will get an email invitation to Windchill, which is a web-based collaboration environment for all your teams work and information.

Also take a look at the RWDC Getting Started Page. Throughout the RWDC virtually everything you need will be available on the Getting Started Page or in your Windchill project.

2. Download the software

Once your team is registered, you should download the software. Information about the various software packages is available here.

You can download all the software you will need from the Getting Started Applications Page

3. Train

Now that you have the software, it is time for teachers to a basic training in the various software packages that the RWDC provides you with.

Coming soon.

4. Contact

When you get started, you should contact your state coordinator. This person is a resource about the RWDC in your state. You can find them by going to the States page and selecting your state. You will also be assigned one mentor initially. You should contact this mentor as soon as possible and begin a dialogue with them. As your project progresses, can then pick up to three additional mentors based on their content knowledge.

You will also be assigned one mentor initially. You should contact this mentor as soon as possible and begin a dialogue with them. As your project progresses, can then pick up to three additional mentors based on their content knowledge.

Please be courteous with your mentors. If you decide that you no longer need a specific mentor, please let them know so that they can help other teams.

5. Solve the problem

Once you have the software and know how to use it, you’re ready to tackle The Challenge.

6. Submit

Once you have completed the Challenge, you submit by sending it to your state coordinator. You will compete with all of the other teams in your state.

If you come out as the state champions, you win an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC to compete in the national finals. You will receive an additional Challenge that builds on the state challenge, which you will present in Washington in November.

7. Help

If you need help with anything, we have a number of resources: