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Engineering Design Conference Held Virtually

The Engineering Design Challenge (EDC) 2020 Competition was held virtually for the first time at 1:00 PM on November 7th, 2020 via Zoom.

High-school students inspecting quad rotor.

EDC 2020: Eagle-ROAR (Remotely Operated Aerial Reconnaissance) is a novel engineering design competition that engages high-school students using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, i.e., drones). Participating teams were provided with a drone, custom web-based educational resources, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software, and mentored by Georgia Southern engineering students and practicing engineers from local industry.

The virtual competition was modified from the original competition by requiring the teams to create a video presentation of their drone with a newly design grappling system and hanger payload. The teams developed CAD models of their designs which were then 3D printed at Georgia Southern. Given the continued global footprint of various industries, our student teams gained valuable exposure to a distributed collaborative working environment.

The results from the competition can be found below.

Jenkins High School1st Place
Home School2nd Place
Calvary Day School3rd Pkace

You can watch the Virtual EDC 2020 Competition here:

Stay tuned for more information regarding EDC 2021!


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