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  1. Team Registration Scholarship Application
  2. Siemens Solid Edge Software
  3. Program Informational Material
  4. Example Journals
  5. Advanced Components
  6. Simple Machine Activity Lessons
  7. MN 4-H Engineering Design Challenge

Team Registration Scholarship Application

The following application form is for Engineering Machine Design Teams who are struggling to cover expenses related to building their machine and participating in a regional contest or the Championship. If approved, the Team Registration Scholarship will cover the full or partial registration cost for a regional contest and/or the Championship event.

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This scholarship opportunity is supported in part by Siemens.

Siemens Solid Edge Software

As a Siemens Academic Partner, you can easily access the full Solid Edge portfolio of easy-to-learn and easy-to-use software tools for all aspects of the product development process.

Resources for Educators

Resources for Students

Siemens Learning Library

Program Informational Material

To receive more in-depth information pertaining to the Engineering Machine Design Contest.

Example Journals

Every team will submit a team journal to the contest organizer prior to the contest. The purpose of this journal is to capture the design process and development of their machines over time.

Advanced Components

The following documents were provided by the Minnesota 4-H Engineering Design Challenge to help teams gain a better understanding of the four Advanced Components. These documents are intended to be a starting point to inspire ideas and methods for incorporating Advanced Components in machine designs.

Simple Machine Acivity Lessons

Youth will learn about two of the six simple machines. Simple machines are vital to everyday life. They make work easier and give people the ability to complete basic and complicated tasks in an efficient way.

Engineering Simple Machines 1: Wedge and Wheel & Axle

Engineering Simple Machines 2: Lever and Screw

Engineering Simple Machines 3: Inclined Plane and Pulley

Engineering Simple Machines 4: Energy Transfer

Engineering Simple Machines 5: The Machine Build

Minnesota 4-H Engineering Design Challenge

Minnesota 4-H offers a parallel program to the Engineering Machine Design Contest called the 4-H Engineering Design Challenge. This program is available to youth in grades 3 and up and provides an opportunity for critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and problem-solving.

Youth who build their machine to the Engineering Machine Design Contest Handbook specifications will be able to participate with the same machine in the 4-H Engineering Design Challenge. 

To learn more about the 4-H Engineering Design Challenge, visit the link below.