CDS QuaranTEAM Challenge

4/27/2020 2:00:30 PM ET   SAE Emerging Technology Series

CDS QuaranTEAM Challenge

April 29th – May 13th

Starting this Wednesday, the Collegiate Design Series (CDS) will be posting daily challenges on our Baja SAE, Formula SAE, SAE Aero Design, and AutoDrive Challenge mobile applications. The challenges will vary from day to day and will require teams to get creative (and sometimes even silly) in order to complete. Teams will complete the challenges on the different CDS Facebook pages and will be required to follow the instructions given in each daily post in the apps.

Teams that compete in the CDS QuaranTEAM Challenge will have the opportunity to win prizes such as gift cards, merchandise, and more! Teams that compete in the CDS QuaranTEAM Challenge will also have their scores from the challenge tallied up and carried over to the SAE AeroConnect Challnge virtual event for a chance at even more prizes and bragging rights.

How to participate:

  1. Download the SAE AeroConnect Challenge app from the apple or android app stores.
  2. Make sure that your app notifications are turned on!
  3. Create your team name hashtag – each team will be required to include their team name hashtag in each completed post. For example University of Calgary would be #SchulichUAV.
  4. Check your app on Wednesday 4/29 for the first official challenge!

Who can participate?

  1. Teams currently registered or waitlisted for any 2020 CDS events. Each team must use their team name hashtag in addition to any of the required hashtags when completing the daily challenge.
  2. Alumni – any past competitors are welcome to participate in the challenge for bragging rights! Alumni must use the hashtag #CDSalumni in addition to any of the required hashtags when completing the daily challenge.

How will it be scored?

  1. Each challenge will be worth one point unless otherwise noted in the daily instructions. Occasionally bonus points will be issued for a) creativity and/or b) if there is an additional step in the challenge that we spell out can be done for bonus points. Bonus points for creativity will be issued at CDS staff’s discretion.
  2. Each individual team member can secure one point per challenge for their team (excluding bonus points). This means that if four team members from a team completes the Monday challenge, then that team receives four points.
  3. Points will be tallied daily by CDS staff and shared on a non-regular basis throughout the challenge.

Other Details:

  1. Some challenges will have deadlines, some will not. Each challenge will have the time frame outlined in the daily posts’ instructions.
  2. You do not have to complete each challenge to participate.
  3. Points at the end of the challenge will be tallied and carried over to the gamification aspect of the virtual SAE AeroConnect Challenge event tentatively scheduled for May 29th.
  4. The challenges may reference other CDS Events or require Teams to comment on a post on another CDS Series Facebook page. For example, sometimes a post may direct students to react to something on the Formula SAE Facebook page. Despite the challenges being spread across all CDS Series, all teams from all series are welcome and encouraged to participate.
  5. There can sometimes be more than one challenge a day! 😉 Stay vigilant!