Old Guard Competitions

The Old Guard Program

We’re excited to announce that some of the Old Guard Competitions 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 Old Guard Competitions through the regional E-Fest website. E-Fests will be taking place in the following locations in 2017:

E-Fest Asia Pacific
March 3-5, 2017
Hosted by LNM Institute of Information Technology
Jaipur, India
Submission Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017 at 12 AM EDT (GMT-5)
Submit Your Entry

E-Fest North America West (UNLV)
March 17-19, 2017
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV (USA)
Submission Deadline: Friday, February 24, 2017 at 12 AM EDT (GMT-5)
Submit Your Entry

E-Fest North America East
April 21-23, 2017
Tennessee Tech University
Cookeville, Tennessee
Submission Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017 at 12 AM EDT (GMT-5)

The Old Guard Program Competitions

Through annual financial contributions and volunteer time and efforts, the Old Guard conducts the following programs for the benefit of engineering students and early career engineers, and ultimately for the good of the engineering profession.

Please note that the Old Guard Video Presentation Competition and the Old Guard Technical Web Page Competition are currently not being offered.


The Old Guard Oral Presentation Competition

An engineer, like all professionals, must possess a well-developed ability to communicate, both orally and in writing. This competition is designed to emphasize the value of an ability to deliver oral presentations.

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The Old Guard Technical Poster Competition

This poster competition, held at North American District ASME Student Professional Development Conferences, is designed to emphasize the ability to deliver a visual presentation. Subject matter is to be related to some area in the field of mechanical engineering.

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