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An opportunity for students 9-19 to learn, have fun, demonstrate their science, technology, engineering and math skills, and compete for individual and team honors.




Congratulations to our 2018 challenge winners!

Bridge Building Challenge

  • 1st– Zachary Huang, Christopher Li, Pranav Poola (Dent Middle School)
  • 2nd– Alexandra Matthews, Nichloas Matthews (Kershaw County 4-H Clover Club)
  • 3rd– Gregory Pavlunenko, Wesley Ward (Westview Middle School)

Energy House Challenge

  • 1st– Shrihan Ganesh Babu, Satvik Nelakuditi (Dent Middle School)
  • 2nd– Alison Miller, Vanesa Miller (Pickens County)
  • 3rd– Jaylee Borja, Makayla Hazzard, Indyah Hemphill, Kirsten McCullough (Oakdale Elementary School)

LEGO Robotics Challenge

  • 1st– Cumari Boyd, Tremaine Richardson (Holly Hill Roberts Middle School)
  • 2nd– Kaden Dickson, Cole Griffin, Isaac Kanagy, Caden Whitfield (YouthLink)
  • 3rd– Ella Grace Boynton, Caleb Garcia, Liam McCall, Benjamin Ward (Pickens Elementary School)

Mystery Challenge

  • 1st– Zachary Huang, Christopher Li, Pranav Poola (Dent Middle School)
  • 2nd– Brycen Middleton, Brandon Watts (Miracle Academy Preparatory School)
  • 3rd– Hunter Bailey, Adrianna Lechzier, Baxton Seegars, Ethan Turner (Lewisville Middle School)

Power of Photography Challenge

  • 1st– Isabella Birkett (Kershaw County 4-H Clover Club)
  • 2nd– Megan Santoro (Kershaw County 4-H Clover Club)
  • 3rd– Lillian Thomas (Classical Conversations Clover)

Rocketry Challenge

  • 1st– Joy Ferrell, Damon White (Miracle Academy Preparatory School)
  • 2nd– Treyvon Dennis, Caleb Gadsen, Dominick Lampkin (Miracle Academy Preparatory School)
  • 3rd– Tolga Biglis, Pranesh Kanna (Green Charter of the Midlands)

Solar Oven Showcase Challenge

  • 1st– Sydney Kailasapillai, Alexandria Pacunas, Reagan Thomas (Classical Conversations Clover)
  • 2nd– Sarthak Nelakuditi, Yashas Peddireddy (Center for Knowledge)
  • 3rd– Leah Gadsen, Evan Middleton (Miracle Academy Preparatory School)


2019 Challenges

Is your organization, business, or school interested in designing and managing one of the challenges for the Engineering Challenge? We are now accepting submissions for challenges for the 2019 SC 4-H Engineering Challenge! Submissions must be made by September 14. Email event manager Katie Burch at korishe@clemson.edu for details.


2018 FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo

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The SC 4-H Engineering Challenge was proud to host the 2018 FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo! YouthLink has sponsored teams across the state to participate in this expo*.

In the 2017-2018 Aqua Adventure Challenge, FIRST LEGO League Jr. Teams researched where the water you use in your daily life comes from and what happens on its way to you. Students learned about simple machines as they built a model made of LEGO® elements with motorized parts, and created a team Show Me Poster to represent their findings. Each team displayed and presented their research projects during our STEAM Fair.

Lil’ Einstein Award

  • Aqua Builders (Oconee County)- Addison Griffin, Luke Kanagy

Solid-as-a-Rock Model Design Award

  • Charlie Angels (Sumter County)- Maya Cooper, Janae Jackson

Construction Innovation Award

  • Math Geniuses (Sumter County)- Logan Geter, Alyssia Bradley

Explosive Ideas Award

  • BeastMode Builders- Avery Lockett, Jordan Blassingame, Jacob Blassingame


Check out the 2017 event!

For more information, contact Katie Burch at korishe@clemson.edu

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