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.

The Student Design Competition showcases the extraordinary talents of mechanical engineering students while encouraging them to develop innovative ideas towards an improved quality of life for all. 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:

Boeing

 
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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.

https://community.asme.org/student_design_competition_teams/w/wiki/11822.official-2016-q-a-responses.aspx#_ga=1.225696402.989736407.1442248072

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Robots for Relief

Delivering aid, including clean water, food, fuel, and medical supplies to places, such as the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, is a difficult task, as transporting bulk materials over uneven and rough terrain, in tight spaces, and over long distances is often required to help those in need.

This year's challenge is to design and develop a scaled-down version of a transporter capable of delivering granular materials, which will be guided by, at most, one person.

2015 Problem Statement >>

To post 2015 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.

https://community.asme.org/student_design_competition_
teams/w/wiki/10603.2015-student-design-competition-faqs-robots-for-relief.aspx