A Lesson-Plan Contest That Stokes Positive Social Change

Autodesk Education
Autodesk Education February 25, 2022 1 min read

Gen Z is on track to become the most educated generation yet—many of whom are budding social entrepreneurs looking to solve problems in their communities. As an educator, tapping into this passion is a great way to get your students excited about using their engineering skills to bring about positive change in the world.

To this end, Autodesk and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) are co-sponsoring a contest for social change. Participants must be an ASEE member and a post-secondary educator. To enter, create a lesson plan that solves a social issue or a real-world problem using Autodesk® Fusion 360® and submit it for a chance to win a cash prize. A panel of judges from both Autodesk and ASEE will evaluate entries based on the level of innovation and clarity, how well it solves the social issue, and how extensively it uses the software’s capabilities.

Fuel impactful ideas

Learning is discovering. An engaging lesson plan may be all that is needed to ignite the discovery process that can lead to amazing ideas. Check out these inspirational projects below to help get your creative juices flowing.

BioLite discovered open fire cooking was unhealthy and created highly efficient, energy producing cookstoves.

Soccket found fun can be a renewable energy.

Gradient redesigned cooling system while reducing our carbon footprint.

Show us how you inspire your students

Submissions are due May 13, 2022 so check out the contest page for details on prizes, requirements, and how to enter. You can also dive deeper into contest details and get an introduction to Fusion 360 by attending a webinar on March 9, 2022. Reserve your spot on the contest page.