Friday, May 20, 2016

Tech Challenge 2016 Recap 3 (Test Trial Pix)

In this Tech Challenge 2016 recap series, we'll be following a group of fourth graders who entered the tech challenge for the first time.

One of the most important things to do when participating in the tech challenge is to attend at least one test trial at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California. This 4th-grade team has attended  3 test trials this year. 

Here are some pictures of our 4th-grade team at the test trials they've attended in the Tech Challenge 2016 competition.

1st Test Trial
1st Test Trial
2nd Test Trial
2nd Test Trial
3rd Test Trial
3rd Test Trial
At each test trial, the teams initially test their proof-of-concept and then go on to test and improve their prototypes until the competition day. It also provides an occasion for the judges to check if the teams meet the technical requirements of the tech challenge. The more you attend, the more data a team has to improve its designs and eliminate the design and performance issues.

Maybe we'll see you next year.