PTC Congratulates Winner of 2013-2014 Real World Design Challenge®
Winning Team Designed Unmanned System for Improved Crop Yields Using Precision Infestation Detection
2013-2014 Real World Design Challenge Champions Team Next Level
By 2050 there will be an estimated additional two billion people on Earth, and further estimates indicate there will be a need to produce 70% more food to address this population growth. An increase in food production can be realized through implementation of higher yield farming, using precision agriculture. The development of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) coupled with modern precision agriculture practices are anticipated to support increased production of food required to feed the projected global population growth.
Next Level, representing
"The RWDC provides students with a practical application of engineering
and product design curriculum," said
The Challenge was developed by a team of engineers from
This year, more than 3,000 students from across the country participated
in the challenge with no cost to themselves or their schools. More than
forty partners from industry, government, and academia have donated in
As a founding member of the RWDC, PTC supports the program through a variety of efforts, including program management and grants of PTC software to each participating school including PTC Creo® product design software, PTC Windchill® software for PLM and PTC Mathcad® software for engineering calculations.
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