Student Design Competition

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.

Student Design Competitions will be held at ASME’s global E-Fests (Engineering Festivals). E-Fests are a three-day, two-night regional event built around design, advanced manufacturing and robotics technologies. They enable engineering students to expand their knowledge, test and showcase new skills and inspire innovation.

To participate in the Student Design Competition teams must register in advance through the respective E-Fest regional website.   

2018 ASME E-Fests

E-Fest Asia Pacific

March 16–18, 2018

Delhi Technological University (DTU)

Delhi, India

E-Fest West

March 23–25, 2018


Pomona, California

E-Fest East

April 13–15, 2018

Penn State University

State College, Pennsylvania

E-Fest South America

July 27–29, 2018

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil




2019 ASME E-Fests

Dates and Locations Coming Soon



Challenge Statement:  Robot Football - Goooaaalll!!!


Challenge Statement:  The Pick-and-Place Race


To post SDC related questions for the 2018 competitions:  Please follow the link immediately above.  A link for 2019 competitions’ questions and answers will be made available shortly.  

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