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.   

2019 ASME E-Fests

E-Fest Asia Pacific

February 1-3, 2019

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)

Velore, India

E-Fest West

March 15-17, 2019

Pomona, CA, USA

E-Fest North

April 5-7, 2019

Michigan, USA

E-Fest South America

August 8-10, 2019

Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

Lima, Peru



2019 Challenge Statement:  The Pick-and-Place Race


Please follow the link above to post a question for the 2019 competition. You will also be able to see questions and answers from other competitors and interested persons. Official responses become part of the competition rules and questions will be responded to until late January, 2019.




2020 Challenge Statement: Building To The Sky

NOTE: 2020 questions will NOT be available until Late August