NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2010 – Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore., received the first-place award in the 2010 ASME Student Design Competition held Nov. 14, at the Vancouver Convention and Exposition Centre in British Columbia, Canada.
Oregon State took top honors in a field of 15 colleges and universities from the United States, Canada and Hong Kong that were finalists in the competition, which provided a platform for student engineering teams to showcase their creativity, ingenuity, and problem-solving skills. In the competition titled “Earth Saver,” the teams were challenged to design and build an autonomous system capable of sorting common recyclable materials into distinct containers.
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and McGill University (Canada), respectively, won second and third-place awards. The twelve other finalists were the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Alabama, California State University-Fresno, LeTourneau University, Yeditepe University (Turkey), Universidad del Zulia (Venezuela), New Jersey Institute of Technology, Grand Valley State University, the University of Mississippi, Lebanese American University (Lebanon), and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).
The Student Design Competition was held in conjunction with the 2010 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, which brought together the engineering community to discuss advancements in technology.
ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.