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One Technology Demonstration
This year's technology demonstration - Additive Manufacturing - tests the students' ability to program a part to be made on a 3D Printer. Technology demonstrations are held to garner interest in a new technology or process. The demonstration is run by pre-selected "competitors" who go through a mock scenario mimicking an actual proposed competition. It is a chance for all to see what is being proposed for the future.


One New Demonstration Contest
The Interactive Application Game Development contest requires teams of four contestants to produce an original, high-quality prototype or sample of an interactive multimedia application or video game during the school year immediately preceding the contest deadline. Their production should include concept art and/or storyboards, the sample or prototype itself, an executive overview of the project, and a printed résumé for each team member. Résumés should include the industry experience gained from developing the contest submission, time invested, and the professional and academic relevance to the contestant's career ambitions.

Five Continued Demonstration Contests
The Community Action Project requires contestants to develop and execute a project in their community or school community. Documentation of the project is kept in a notebook and presented at the SkillsUSA Championships for judging.

In the Graphic Imaging – Sublimation contest, student competitors demonstrate their abilities to perform screen-printing processes. Students are judged on printing graphics on various material and surfaces as well as their overall knowledge of graphic imaging.

Humanoid Robotics is a cutting-edge research field that focuses on a variety of subjects, such as artificial intelligence, mechatronics engineering, and computer science. The competitors are asked to develop and or program a robot to perform certain functions. A fully programmable, humanoid robot can see, hear, speak, move, walk, dance, and even play soccer. 

Two-member contestant teams in the Sustainability Solutions contest develop green technology innovation projects. The student team presents the project along with a display and live model.

Urban Search and Rescue contestants construct and adapt the mechanical and electrical systems of an urban search and rescue (USAR) robot capable of delivering and deploying critical medical supplies to trapped victims in a simulated emergency search-and-rescue situation.

For More Information:
Thomas W. Holdsworth, Director
Communications/Government Relations
703-737-0607 • FAX: 703-777-8999

Jane A. DeShong Short, Program Manager
Communications/Government Relations
703-737-0612 • FAX: 703-777-8999

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