2020 – 21 Update: This event will not run this year.

Challenge information and description

2020 Challenge Description

Challenge Rubric

what is the event?

The K’nex Design Challenge is an event for students in grades 4 – 8 where they build a project out of K’Nex pieces. Students work in teams of 4 to design and build their project. The top team from the MCIU Regional Event will be eligible to compete at the state competition. Students will be judged on the following criteria using this rubric:

  • Creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Challenge Success
  • Design
  • Presentation
  • Budget (Parts Cost List)

who is the event for?

The event will be open to 4th – 8th grade students from Montgomery County schools.

when is the regional event? 

This event has been cancelled for the 20-21 school year.

when is the state event? 


Is there a cost for the event? 


who can i contact if i have any questions? 

Ben DeSantis (Project Consultant):

Patrice Semicek (Project Consultant):