Industry Simulation Education (InSimEd) is the organization that runs Design Competitions in the Americas.
We are a registered non-profit, proudly run, staffed, and operated by volunteers.
The InSimEd board comprises educators, competition alumni, and professional engineers, all of whom aim to provide a better education experience for students. 
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We often get asked why we do what we do.
The answer is simple: we believe that students need to learn what it's like to operate in industry (aka the real-world), long before they get there.
Our events are designed to give students a challenging environment in which to learn the practical realities of various STEM-related fields, all the while supported by industry professionals that they can network with and learn from.
We connect student's aspirations for the future to their studies today. 

Meet Our Board

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David Shaw

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David is a mechanical engineer by discipline, who has a passion for practical, real-world STEM education. He is also an alumni of the International Space Settlement Design Competition, and sits on the board of our global partner, AEC.


Ty White

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Ty is a high school teacher with an extensive background in supporting students in in-class and extra-curricular STEM endeavors.

He has been involved with Design Competitions for 4 years, and is a founding board member of InSimEd.


Rebecca Booth

Rebecca (Becky) is a high-school teacher with 14 years experience. She brings a wealth of experience to InSimEd, ensuring our events are delivered with the absolute best results for students.