South Lake High students win state championship in Real World Design Challenge
GROVELAND -- Congratulations
to South Lake High School teacher John Raulerson and his Engineering and Design students who recently
won the Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) State Competition for Florida!
As state champions,
the students have been invited to compete in the RWDC National Challenge
Competition on April 22 in Washington, D.C., with other state winners from
around the country.
demonstrated ability and significant achievement in science, technology,
engineering and mathematics,” wrote RWDC founder Ralph K. Coppola, Ed.D., in a
letter of congratulations to the team. “You and your team members are among the
best and brightest students in the state and the nation.”
The Real World
Design Challenge is an annual competition that provides high school students
the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team
environment. Students use professional engineering software to develop their
solutions, and generate presentations that convincingly demonstrate the value
of their solutions. The RWDC provides students with opportunities to apply the
lessons of the classroom to the technical problems that are being faced in the
Our state champions
are Sydney Damas, project manager; Kyle Beener, aircraft engineer; Kristopher
Ganesh, mission planner; and Gabriel Radlein, computer engineer.
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