Student Design Competition


We’re excited to announce that the Student Design Competition will now be taking place at ASME’s global E-Fests (Engineering Festivals). E-Fests are three-day, two-night regional events built around design, advanced manufacturing and robotics technologies. They enable engineering students to expand their knowledge, test and showcase new skills and inspire innovation.

You must register online for the Student Design Competition through the E-Fest website.  Registration will open fall 2017. E-Fests will be taking place in spring 2018.  Dates and location details will be available shortly.

Event Date Location
E-Fest Asia Pacific Mar 16 – 18 Delhi Technological University (DTU), Delhi, India
E-Fest West Mar 23 – 25 Fairplex, Pomona, CA
E-Fest East Apr 13 – 15 Penn State

The ASME Student Design Competition provides a platform for ASME Student Members to present their solutions to a range of design problems - from everyday household tasks to groundbreaking space exploration. Each team is required to design, construct and operate a prototype meeting the requirements of an annually determined problem statement.

2018 Student Design Competition

Robot Football:  Goooaaalll!!!

In the summer of 2018 the sporting world’s attention will be drawn to the FIFA World Cup in

Russia, where the best football (soccer in the US) teams will compete. The 2018 Student Design

Competition challenges your imagination and technical design skills to create a “team” to compete

against three other teams in a modified four-way football competition.

You may choose to construct a team that is just one device or a team with multiple devices that are remotely controlled and must fit in a specified box provided by your team. The competition will have a multi-game group stage followed by a semi-final and final round for the top teams.

2018 Problem Statement >>

To post 2018 SDC related questions, please register on, create your profile, and then use the link below to post your question. If you have already registered, proceed directly to the following link to post your question.

2018 Q&A Forum >>