The DLA Architects, Ltd. THINK [ABOUT ARCHITECTURE] is an opportunity for talented graduating students to demonstrate the role that architecture plays in their lives. The specific purpose of the scholarship is:
- to promote an understanding of the built environment and how people interact with it, especially schools;
- to foster a genuine interest in the societal value of architecture as an art form and an enhancement to the general quality of life; and
- to encourage high school students to pursue higher education, especially in architecture.
The Illinois Drafting Educators Association is an Illinois not-for-profit professional education organization with a mission of advancing the drafting occupation through better education. This association, founded in 1957, is the only one of its kind in the nation. Faculty who run and participate in this organization do so without pay on a volunteer basis out of dedication to their students and a love for their occupational field. The IDEA Regional & State competitions allow students to compete among other students in various areas such as 2D & 3D Mechanical and Architectural Drafting/Design.
The challenge allows students from within the MACS region to compete in various events in all areas of Technology. The focus for our students is in the area of Mechanical Engineering Drafting/Design.
The purpose of creating the Southworks Engineering and Robotics Competition is to provide an opportunity for local and regional manufacturing companies to sponsor and partner with local high schools to develop their individual projects. Thru these projects it details the program awareness within the south suburbs, creates a link between industry and school and helps to promote career readiness and exposure.