$10,000 Community Design Challenge – Pretend City

Pretend City Children’s Museum is a non-profit interactive early learning hub that provides research-based open-ended play opportunities for young children’s healthy academic, social and emotional development. 

The UCI ANTrepreneur Center and UROP have partnered with Pretend City to create a Design Challenge for UCI students to develop compelling ways to engage adults in accessing and understanding more in-depth STEAM information at museum exhibits. The objective is to empower parents/adults with basic STEAM information around various activities in each space, so that adults can facilitate guided play and enrich learning.

We are looking for interdisciplinary team of UCI students to develop a working prototype to be tested in four Pretend City learning spaces. Teams will compete for $10,000 in prizes and have their ideas featured in the new Pretend City being built at the Great Park!

Watch the info session to learn more about this Design Challenge!

Important dates: First Workshop and Project Application Opens – Wednesday, October 12th 4-5pm @ the ANTrepreneur Center

 Project Application Closes- Friday, October 14th 12 midnight

Design Challenge Pitch Competition- Thursday, November 17th 5-7pm @ the ANTrepreneur Center

Teams should have representation from the following disciplines:

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Marketing
  • Computer Science
  • STEAM-Related Majors

This project is designed as a competitive process. 

Submit your info to be reminded of the next workshop on Wednesday, October 12th - (APPLICATION OPENS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15th at midnight