Engineering Challenge: Building a Better World

By: Tina Shaffer

A design-based project, like our Engineering Challenge, is an excellent way to encourage children to think creatively, learn STEM principles, and bring their ideas to life using a range of practical materials.

For this year’s Engineering Challenge, In It Together, teams will design, build and test multiple freestanding structures that work together to support as much weight as possible. Teams will also develop and present a story in which characters from two nations work together to solve a global issue.

Are you ready to inspire your future engineer, designer or artist?

Get an inside look at this season’s Engineering Challenge below.


Visit ShopDI.org to purchase your Team Number today. Access to the 2016-17 Team Challenges will be made available on September 1 at 9 a.m. EST.    

Check out previews for our additional 2016-17 Challenges here.