The MSOE "Imagineers" took 2nd Place at the Destination Imagination Global Tournament!
MSOE's team represented the university in Knoxville, Tennessee where the final competition was held. The first-year team came together and placed at the top of the standings with their design and effort, besting 1400+ teams and 8000+ other students!
Their second place finish was amazing given how late they started relative to the teams they were competing against. Large crowds watched them debug and build their device leading up to their performance. After their competition round people kept approaching them to see how they were able to do what they did. It was a great effort showcasing their electrical, software, mechanical and biological knowledge.
Destination Imagination is a cause driven volunteer led non-profit organization dedicated to teaching students the creative process through STEM (Science - Technology - Engineering - Math), the arts, and service learning challenges. For more than 30 years Destination Imagination has helped more than 1.5 million kids tap into their creativity and learn the skills they need to build successful careers. The challenge program gives teams the opportunity to solve open-ended challenges and present their solutions at local tournaments which can qualify them to compete at global finals. While solving one of the seven challenges team members learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process.