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Mon Feb 27, 2017 - Sun Apr 30, 2017


All 9 Clubhouse Siteshttp://www.bgclub.orgSan Jose, CA 95111


What is The Tech Challenge?
This signature program of The Tech invites teams of students in Grades 4-12 to use the engineering design process to solve a real-world problem. Participants spend months collaborating and becoming deeply engaged in the challenge while documenting their progress and designs. The program culminates in a thrilling two-day showcase in April when teams put their solutions to the test in front of judges.

Technical skills are not required to be an adviser; in fact, many teams specifically seek an adviser who will not offer as much technical assistance. The adviser serves as a motivator, safety supervisor (especially when using tooks).

If you do have technical expertise, please show restraint when sharing it. Remember that this is a challenge for the students.

The 2017 challenge: Rock the Ravine
Design and build a device to help explorers cross an ice field with multiple ravines.

Who: Students in Grades 4-12

What: A team engineering design challenge

Why: To develop creative solutions to a real-world problem

Site develpoment and practice dates TBA and volunteers can help determine the schedule.

Saturday, April 29 * Morning: Grades 4-5 * Afternoon: Grade 6
Sunday, April 30 * Morning: Grades 9-12 * Afternoon: Grades 7-8



  • Child Development
  • Organization
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Youth Services
  • Mechanical Engineering

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Background Check for those 18+

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