Seventeen teams from Orange County middle schools, high schools and community colleges won cash prizes of $100 to $350 as part of the ocMaker Challenge, a STEM-based design competition where students use 3D modeling, 3D printing and other advanced technologies to build prototypes of products aimed at solving real-world problems.
More than 150 teams competed in last weekend’s event Chapman University’s Hutton Sports Center.
The annual ocMaker Challenge supports creativity and innovation by converging academics with hands-on learning to promote 21st-century skills.
The ocMaker Challenge integrates science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, by encouraging students to identify a unique problem or need, document solutions and use technologies that include 3D modeling and 3D printing.
Below are a list of the Division Award winners. For a full list of winners, click here.