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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION 2022

Upverter Education, a division of Altium, the IPC Education Foundation, and Arduino are partnering again for the second annual student design competition to engage, educate, and enhance students' proficiencies in PCB design, with a focus on solving some of the world's most pressing environmental challenges.

INNOVATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE #PCBeTheChange

Teams from high schools and colleges will be using Altium's Upverter Modular PCB design software and the Arduino Portenta H7 to create a prototype design that will improve the environment.

Keep it LOCAL

Teams must address challenges that impact their communities. Designs and solutions will be submitted online. Prizes and awards featured at Altium and IPC's international conferences, to be held in San Diego, California, in January 2023.

PRIZES


1st PRIZE

$1500


2nd PRIZE

$750


3rd PRIZE

$500

ALL WINNERS WILL RECEIVE

A free Arduino Portenta H7 and Upverter design manufactured for free (an estimated value of $2500!)

Designs and finished products displayed at the IPC Design Booth at the IPC APEX EXPO

In-person and/or virtual access to the IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego, California, from January 24-26, 2023

Award and check presentation at the STEM event at the IPC APEX EXPO

Free virtual access to AltiumLive 2023 CONNECT

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Deadline: December 2nd

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Frequently Asked Questions

Competition Guidelines

Entrants must create the best modular design (PCB design/schematic/routing/3D preview) of an electronic device using Upverter Modular that solves a local (to each team) environmental issue involving one or more of the following: Air temperature; Air pollution and/or quality; Air CO2 levels; Water or sea level; Water temperature; Water pollution and/or quality; Solar energy capture; Wildlife sensing/monitoring

Designs must include the Arduino Portenta H7. Upverter Modular can be accessed free with login at https://upverter.com

High Schools

Teams must be from a high school and consist of students grades 9 through 12 and have four or more students. Students must be enrolled at the participating high school and work with at least one instructor/mentor or faculty member. All participants must be registered on the Upverter Education site (education.upverter.com).

There may be more than one team per school.

Colleges and Universities

Teams must be from a college or university and consist of undergraduate students and have four or more students. Students must be enrolled at the participating college or university and work with at least one instructor/mentor or faculty member. All participants must be registered on the Upverter Education site (education.upverter.com). Special consideration will be given to teams from IPC Student Chapters and individual IPC Student Members.

There may be more than one team per school.

Competition Timeline

August 15, 2022 Registration Begins
October 4, 2022 Registration Deadline
December 2, 2022 Team Design Submission Deadline
December 9, 2022 5 High School and 5 College Finalists Announced
December 12, 2022 High School Finalist Judging Zoom Presentation
December 13, 2022 College Finalist Judging Zoom Presentation
December 14, 2022 Competition Winner Announcements

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