IDSC Challenge

The Challenge

The ASME Innovative Design Simulation (IDSC) Challenge is designed to give mechanical engineering and multi-disciplinary undergraduate students around the world an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in developing and deploying simulations or simulation frameworks and environments. These simulations enable the prediction of models capturing systemic or service behavior for the needs of product or service design, maintenance, qualification or certification in all areas of engineering innovation. Students will showcase their knowledge and creativity and will be able to address a broad spectrum of academic, industrial, manufacturing, and humanitarian challenges.

Future challenge dates will be announced in 2018.

The top 12 entries (as chosen by a panel of judges) will be invited to present their simulations and/or simulation environments to a panel of judges at the ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE) and Additive Manufacturing 3 D Printing (AM3D) in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, where the winners will be announced.

2016 ASME IDSC Finalists Announced

List of Finalists

2016 ASME IDSC Finals Agenda (Coming soon)

2015 ASME IDSC Winners

List of Winners

Who Can Enter?

  • Mechanical Engineering/ME and Multidisciplinary/Engineering Technology undergraduate students worldwide.
  • Enter as an individual or as part of a team (no more than 3 students/team).
  • Each individual or team is required to have a faculty advisor endorse their project.

2016 Registration Process

Registration for the Challenge begins on August 15, 2015 and ends on April 1, 2016, at 12 AM ET (GMT-5). To compete in the challenge, student/team leader needs to follow the directions on the registration site, complete the individual entry registration form or the team entry registration form.


Key 2016 Dates:

  • Registration Period: August 15, 2015 - April 1, 2016 12 AM Eastern or GMT-5
  • Last day to submit project: April 1, 2016 (12:00AM) or GMT-5
  • Finalists announced by June 1, 2016
  • Final round: 2016 IDETC/CIE – August, 2016 (Charlotte, North Carolina)