The Tech Challenge: Signature Program of The Tech

The Tech Challenge: Signature Program of The Tech The Tech Challenge presented by Dell is an annual team design challenge for students in grades 4-12 that introduces and reinforces the scientific process
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The Tech Challenge presented by Dell is an annual team design challenge for students in grades 4-12 that introduces and reinforces the scientific process with a hands-on project geared to solving a real-world problem.

Mission: Open to students in grades 4-12, The Tech Challenge is designed to inspire the next generation of Silicon Valley innovators and provide months of team learning in science, engineering, and math. The program culminates in The Tech Challenge Event Days. Team efforts are celebrated in an awards ceremony.

05/04/2020

Congratulations to all the students who participated this year! We're inspired by your hard work and creativity. See highlights from our first-ever Virtual Showcase and words of wisdom from leaders around Silicon Valley in this year's awards ceremony.

05/01/2020

Make sure to tune into our Virtual Awards Ceremony this Sunday at 3 p.m. (PST) on The Tech Interactive’s YouTube channel! 🤩 We’re so excited to recognize the 500+ young innovators who participated in the showcase.

The Spirit of The Tech Challenge has always been to celebrate the hard work of the participants, and that was the idea b...
05/01/2020

The Spirit of The Tech Challenge has always been to celebrate the hard work of the participants, and that was the idea behind our Fan Favorite social media contest.

It's clear that we have two very popular entries. So we’ve decided to recognize both teams as Fan Favorites.

Congratulations Team #125, Amethyst Angels and Team #467, Tech to the power 3 for creating such amazing videos!

We've clicked leave meeting on Showcase weekend. In the next few days, we'll share more videos and interviews from these...
04/27/2020

We've clicked leave meeting on Showcase weekend. In the next few days, we'll share more videos and interviews from these incredible teams. And make sure you set a reminder for Sunday, May 3, at 3 p.m. PST for our awards ceremony!!!

04/26/2020

Reva from team Casti Expansion tells us what The Tech Challenge means to her. #TheTechChallenge

04/26/2020
Team 602: Behind the scenes with judging

Wonder what judging looks like this year? We're going behind the scenes for a glimpse at the team interviews. Trust us, when you just saw a crossbow launcher, it can be hard to hide your admiration. #TheTechChallenge

04/26/2020
Putting the Launch in Launch, Land and Expand

Teams are launching from backyards, streets, parks and living rooms. Beware of flying payloads this weekend! And a shout out to teams 208, 444, 192 and 200 on their creative launching solutions! #TheTechChallenge

04/26/2020
'We have learned much more than we could have ever imagined."

“We decided if we were really going to be engineers, we would persevere and push through” following shelter-in-place. The Gator Girls (Team 436) have the right attitude — we’re in awe of them and all the teams taking part in our first Virtual Showcase. Day 2 is about to start! #TheTechChallenge

04/26/2020
Team 467: What was your favorite part of The Tech Challenge?

The first day of judging for The Tech Challenge is complete! Thank you to the teams and judges who are conducting device testing and interviews all virtually. We're feeling inspired by Team 467's favorite part of The Tech Challenge: Failure. 🕵️
#TheTechChallenge

Our very first Virtual Showcase is under way! We’re simply blown away by how all our teams have adapted to shelter-in-pl...
04/25/2020

Our very first Virtual Showcase is under way! We’re simply blown away by how all our teams have adapted to shelter-in-place restrictions and persevered to the finish line. 🤯👏🏼💪🏽
#TheTechChallenge

Judge training via video chat is under way! A huge thank you to all our judges who have pivoted seamlessly to this new f...
04/25/2020

Judge training via video chat is under way! A huge thank you to all our judges who have pivoted seamlessly to this new format.

04/25/2020

🎥 Video Finalist: Team 467, “Tech to the Power of 3.” 🎥

This team is one of three finalists for the first-ever Tech Challenge FAN FAVORITE video contest. 🎉

Check out the other two videos on our page and give your favorite a “like.” The video with the most likes on Friday, May 1st at 12 p.m. wins! Is this video your favorite? Make sure to submit your vote by liking this post!

This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook.

04/25/2020

🎥 Video Finalist: Team 125, “Amethyst Angels.” 🎥

This team is one of three finalists for the first-ever Tech Challenge FAN FAVORITE video contest. 🎉

Check out the other two videos on our page and give your favorite a “like.” The video with the most likes on Friday, May 1st at 12 p.m. wins! Is this video your favorite? Make sure to submit your vote by liking this post!

This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook.

04/25/2020

🎥 Video Finalist: Team 26, “RASA.” 🎥

This team is one of three finalists for the first-ever Tech Challenge FAN FAVORITE video contest. 🎉

Check out the other two videos on our page and give your favorite a “like.” The video with the most likes on Friday, May 1st at 12 p.m. wins! Is this video your favorite? Make sure to submit your vote by liking this post!

This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook.

04/25/2020
T-shirts

Today’s the day: Our first-ever Virtual Showcase is here! Since we can’t be together in person this year, we hope you’ll share the love virtually by posting a pic of yourself in your favorite Tech Challenge T-shirt. Our founder Greg Brown had 12 tees in his closet — how many do you have? Share using the hashtag #TheTechChallenge.

04/20/2020
1st place winner - Team #443: The Vacuum

Show us your journey as you built your devices! What worked, what didn’t? Send in your video submissions for the ARM Video Contest by Thursday, April 23 at 11:59 PM! Check out the video from last year’s first place team “The Vacuum.”

We received SO many amazing costume submissions last week! Your creativity and fashion sense blew us away. Congrats to t...
04/20/2020

We received SO many amazing costume submissions last week! Your creativity and fashion sense blew us away. Congrats to teams 121, 184, 458, 467 and 543 for winning prizes. 🎉👏🎉

Team #458 is ready to launch! #TheTechChallenge
04/18/2020

Team #458 is ready to launch! #TheTechChallenge

Team 184 has some awesome footwear to go with their hard hats and safety glasses! #TheTechChallenge
04/18/2020

Team 184 has some awesome footwear to go with their hard hats and safety glasses! #TheTechChallenge

Team #121, Space Panda, has some really cool hard hats! 🐼 #TheTechChallenge
04/18/2020

Team #121, Space Panda, has some really cool hard hats! 🐼 #TheTechChallenge

Team 121 8th grade Ida Jew Academy #TheTechChallenge

NAS-a Lunars Launchers, Team #108 has some out of this world costumes! #TheTechChallenge
04/17/2020

NAS-a Lunars Launchers, Team #108 has some out of this world costumes! #TheTechChallenge

Team 456 says they're ready to launch, land, and expand! Great safety gear guys! #TheTechChallenge
04/17/2020

Team 456 says they're ready to launch, land, and expand! Great safety gear guys! #TheTechChallenge

Astro Girls, Team #462 shared their awesome outfits with us! Looks like they're ready for #TheTechChallenge!
04/17/2020

Astro Girls, Team #462 shared their awesome outfits with us! Looks like they're ready for #TheTechChallenge!

Team #462 ASTRO GIRLS #THE TECH CHALLENGE

Team #467 shared their costumes and their safety gear! Awesome job! #TheTechChallenge
04/17/2020

Team #467 shared their costumes and their safety gear! Awesome job! #TheTechChallenge

04/15/2020
1st place winner - Team #138: A3R2MY

Hey Teams! Can’t wait to see your entries for the ARM Video Contest! We will never LEGO of previous years' memories, such as Team A3R2MY's entry from 2018!

1st place winner - Team #138: A3R2MY Grade: 7-8

It’s Leonardo Da Vinci’s birthday today — the perfect excuse to post this iconic Tech Challenge team costume from 2016.
04/15/2020

It’s Leonardo Da Vinci’s birthday today — the perfect excuse to post this iconic Tech Challenge team costume from 2016.

We know many of you have incredible costumes planned for The Tech Challenge. Since we won't get to see them in person th...
04/13/2020

We know many of you have incredible costumes planned for The Tech Challenge. Since we won't get to see them in person this year, share them using #TheTechChallenge. If you don’t have a costume, show us your safety gear. 😍

Post a video or photo of you in your safety gear and/or team costume on Facebook, instagram, or Tik Tok. Use #TheTechChallenge and make sure you have your team number in your submission! If your account is private, we won’t be able to see your post so screenshot it and send it to us at [email protected].

Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2020
Winners will be announced on our page and we’ll send prizes via email.

04/13/2020

Are you wondering how to work as a team during shelter-in-place? We've got you covered!

04/10/2020
1st Place Winner - Team #453: SWAT

Keep safety in check ☑️ just like Team SWAT from 2017 and show us what you've made in your videos for the ARM Video Contest!

1st Place Winner - Team #453: SWAT School: Hyde Middle

04/10/2020
Team #108 Funny Fail Video

Thank you team #108 for sending us your funny fail video! Keep up all your hard work. #TheTechChallenge

04/09/2020
Gator Girls Fun Failure

Team #436 shared this video and said: "Gator girls never give up - 436 trying again and again, still ongoing."

04/09/2020

We have all sorts of old toys lying around here. Like this rocket is from The Tech gift store (purchased over 20 years ago)! It reminded us of this year’s challenge. It’s also very satisfying to watch. If you need us, we’ll be watching these pink and blue dots swirl around.

04/09/2020

Hey teams! Keep up the collaboration-from-a-distance on your online engineering journals! Be sure to upload all your documents and submit them by Thursday, April 23, at 11:59 PM.

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Here are our launcher and device so far. Team #459, POTATO POWER!
Team potato power
Tech Supreme - Team 557 - #TheTechChallenge
We are Tech Supreme - Team Number: 557 #TheTechChallenge
Team 121 and 122 slideshow #TheTechChallenge
Hello, We also posted our video submission on YouTube. FYI both expanding devices were within the 10x10” limit and weighed less than 1 pound.
Is there a link with all the pictures and videos from this weekend somewhere? Thanks
Team #296 Do or Dye is ready to rock.
Happy & motivated teenagers working together. Great thanks to the Tech Challenge team for organizing this inspiring, fun and rewarding event! #thetechchallenge #49erssli #thankyou
Great day at the Showcase today. We are very proud of all the kids. This was Team #72 The Mystery Gang with their Mystery Machine.
Could you pls publish all the winners online? They took photos of the winners, where can we find those?