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blackhawk regional

Creativity - Teamwork - Problem Solving - Fun


Blackhawk Registration/Fees New!

Team T-Shirt Order Form New!

Team PIN Order Form New!


Material Restrictions 12/15/16
If you read the Rules of the Road, you will notice that under the "SAFETY" category there are a number of items that are allowed, or not allowed. But some 'allowed' items at Globals may not be allowed at the Regional or State venues. Please be aware that latex, helium balloons and dry ice will not be allowed at the State tournament. Therefore, our Blackhawk Regional will also restrict these items. If your team qualifies for Globals, they are welcome to rework their solution to enhance their solution if they so wish.

Team Manager Training
In Person TM training is over. If you missed the in person training, there are training videos available on the www.wisconsindi.org website.

New Venue
The Blackhawk Regional is at a new site. We will still be in Waunakee, but we will move to the brand new Intermediate School that is being built on Woodland Dr. From the plans I've been able to see, it looks like it will have everything we need to run a successful tournament. Our Regional tournament date is March 11th, 2017. Our Team Manager Roundtable is scheduled at the same venue, but a month earlier, Feb. 11th. Thank you to the Waunakee School District for providing the site.

How does it work?

Students form a team (2-7 members) and recruit a Team Manager (often a parent or teacher) who helps the team stay on track throughout the season, but does not directly help the team with its solution to the DI Challenge. After the team chooses their preferred DI Challenge (i.e., Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts), they then begin working on a solution to that Challenge. Students typically work on solutions for 2-4 months. Teams then have the opportunity to showcase their Challenge solutions to trained Appraisers at a tournament.

Most importantly, students will have fun learning throughout the process and gain confidence in their ability to solve any challenge. They will also learn 21st century skills (creativity,

critical thinking, collaboration, communication, citizenship and courage), step outside of their comfort zones to pursue ideas and make presentations, make new friends and build on their unique strengths.