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 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 (USA)
Submission Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017 at 12 AM EDT (GMT-5)
Submit Your Entry


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.

Each year, several teams of up to four students compete at the regional Student Professional Development Conferences in select locations worldwide. Winners then proceed to finals at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE). Cash prizes and awards are presented to winners at both regional competitions and the finals.

Major funding provided by:


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2017 Student Design Competition:

The Robot Pentathlon: Citius, Altius, Ingenious

The Olympic Summer Games test the abilities of people throughout the world in a wide variety of athletic challenges. The athlete that wins the Olympic decathlon or heptathlon is referred to as the world’s greatest male or female athlete.

The 2017 Student Design Competition challenges your technical design skills to create a robot that is fast, strong, and agile. Your team must build a remotely controlled device to compete against others in five different events – a robot pentathlon. Scores from each of the events will be combined to determine the overall champion.

2017 Problem Statement >>

To post 2017 SDC related questions, please register on http://community.asme.org, 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.

Student Design Competition 2017 Q&A Group >>


Manufacturing the Future

Manufacturing plays an essential role in innovation. The field of manufacturing accounts for the majority of private research and development spending and employs a significant percentage of engineers [1]. In order for society to benefit from the latest advances in technology, skilled engineers and novel manufacturing techniques will be required.

This year's challenge is to build a compact engineering system in order to manufacture a projectile from a standard sheet of paper and test it by propelling it a maximum distance. The testing will take place on a competition course that consists of a 3 meter wide strip along the length of the room, with a 1.5-m x 3-m setup area for your system at one end.

2016 Problem Statement >>

To post 2016 SDC related questions, please register on http://community.asme.org, 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.

Student Design Competition 2016 Q&A Group >>