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April 2 - 3, 2020

10am - 3pm

Hosted and Sponsored by

Mid-Atlantic District Conference Center

5404 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815

2020 Industry Competitions

The ACPDC hosts industry competitions to promote the demonstration of technical skills that can be utilized in the workforce.  Each competition showcases a key skill that is required to be successful in a number of industries.

Robotics                       Culinary Arts                  Business               Broadcast/Media        Web/App Design

Students will be tasked to program a Parallax robot to migrate through an obstacle course simulating an automated path to carry a small payload from one point to another.  The first team that can carry their payload through the course making their appropriate 90 degree turns along the way and crossing the finish line will win.



Students will be tasked to make a common, yet flavorful dish found on most restaurant menus: French Toast.


Students will receive training on Thursday how to make various types and will implement their creative solutions for the tasty dish during Friday's competition.  Other items may accompany your dish (e.g. bread, bacon, eggs, fruit, etc.).  Each team must make 3 plates to show consistency.


The most beautiful and best tasting dish wins.

Similar to ABC’s hit show Shark Tank that yields upcoming entrepreneurs, SERC Tank is EduSerc’s version where students will have an opportunity to present a business idea to a panel of successful business owners / managers for the opportunity to win funding, supplies or other resources to help them start their idea.


But there is a twist...Each product idea must

  • be able to address a direct need in the community or help solve a problem in  community

In search of our next commercial for EduSerc, this competition challenges students to create a 30 - 60 second commercial that promotes EduSerc as a whole and its services to various target audiences. 

The commercial should be professional looking, attractive for pe