In-Person Competition

The in-person competition will be held at the Q Center in St. Charles, Illinois just 45-60 minutes from either O’Hare or Midway International Airports. The Q Center provides accommodations for those that wish to stay onsite for the competition and a link will be sent once your team has been accepted. 

Benefits of Attending In-Person
  • Face to face networking with other teams, schools, mentors, laboratory staff, DOE personnel, industry, volunteers, etc. 
  • In-person webcast interviews
  • Experience of the in-person comradery
  • Simulation of a real-world “stressed” work environment
  • Demo of Conquer the Hill: Edition
  • Pre- and Post- competition informal chats with competition staff 
  • Location amenities such as firepits, gym, nature trails, golf range, pool tables, arcade games, etc. 
Q Center Ballroom