The Project Lead the Way (PLTW) pre-engineering programs at Clinton High School and Laurens District High School will host the 2018 Laurens County Engineering Design and Development (EDD) Innovation Challenge. 

EDD is the capstone course of the PLTW curriculum where students apply the knowledge gained in their previous classes. Students are tasked with identifying a real-world problem that has significance in their lives and then they work in groups to develop a unique solution to their problem. 

Between the two schools, there are 12 groups working on developing prototypes to answer the problem statements they devolved. The groups will be presenting their projects to a panel of judges with experience in project management and the engineering design process. The judges will identify the top project, and that group will be awarded the inaugural Laurens County EDD Innovation Award. 

Presentations and an awards ceremony will be held on May 23 at the Laurens County Higher Education Center.

“We hope this challenge will highlight the amazing abilities of the students of Laurens County and let the community know some of ways CHS and LDHS are preparing their students to be college and career ready,” said Rob Sheffield, leader of PLTW at LDHS.