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About TSGC

ABOUT THE DESIGN CHALLENGE

Getting Started

DESIGN TEAMS

DESIGN TEAM NOTEBOOK

DESIGN TOPICS

GUIDELINES

TIMELINE & DEADLINES

 

 

 

PROGRAM CONTACTS

Dr. Tim Urban
designchallenge@tsgc.utexas.edu

voice: 512-471-0967
fax: 512-471-3585

3925 West Braker Lane, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78759

toll-free switchboard:
1-800-248-8752

 

Talia Jurgens
designchallenge@tsgc.utexas.edu

voice: 512-471-8271
fax: 512-471-3585

3925 West Braker Lane, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78759

toll-free switchboard:
1-800-248-8752

 

 

ABOUT THE DESIGN CHALLENGE

WHAT IS THE TSGC DESIGN CHALLENGE?

  1. Download the Current Semester's Announcement and share it with potential team mates.
  2. Check to make sure both the institution and prospective team members meet the basic criteria for participation. [see below]
  3. Review the topics for any that sound interesting and apply to your course objectives.
  4. Select two topics that sound best: a first-choice and one alternate.
  5. Pour over the guidelines to see if the team is up to the task.
  6. Read about funding and incentives that accompany each level.
  7. Start work on the team's design brief.

 


WHAT IS THE TSGC DESIGN CHALLENGE?

CRITERIA FOR INSTITUTIONS Sponsoring Student Design Teams:

  • Texas institution of higher learning.
  • Current TSGC member, in good standing.
  • Course credit awarded to all student team members for satisfactory participation.
  • Maximum two teams, per institution, per semester. Additional teams from the same institution may participate if design projects are distinct and topic availability permits.
  • Maximum award amount earned per institution per semester is based upon team completion of Levels and Option Areas.
  • Funds received from TSGC must be used in accordance with TSGC Design CHALLENGE standards discussed in Money I, Money II, Money III pages of the Design Challenge Notebook.

CRITERIA FOR TEAMS and Participating Student Members:

  • Team formed out of an organized design course, or independent study.
  • Participation must be "for credit."
  • Recommended team size is four students. Minimum is three; Maximum six.
  • All primary team members must be currently enrolled undergraduate students.
  • All undergraduate educational levels are permitted [freshman, sophomore, junior, senior].
  • Team members recruited for the purpose of collaboration may be a member of the community, any level of student from the same or another institution [including graduate level], a public school teacher, etc.
  • Participation restricted to U.S. Citizens
  • Team earnings must be used in accordance with TSGC Design Challenge standards discussed in Money I, Money II, Money III pages of the Design Challenge Notebook.