General Rules

Any participant must be a Student Member of ASME who is enrolled as an undergraduate in a baccalaureate or associate engineering/engineering technology degree program at any time during the present academic year. All Competitors agree to abide by the Engineering Code of Ethics, with particular attention to Canons #2 and #7.

The competition is open to individuals but teams of two to four members are encouraged. There is no limit to the number of people on a team. An individual may participate on only one team. There is no limit on number of entries from a school. Each team may only have one entry.

To find the date and time for the ASME E-Fests go to the ASME E-Fest website. You will be able to register for the competitions on the individual E-Fest websites as the dates approach. You can register to compete only once at any of the ASME E-Fest locations of your choice around the world. Participation of the same student/team at more than one location is not acceptable. Students, Student Section Advisors and any individuals attending, or participating, in the conference or competitions self-fund their travel to the ASME E-Fest.

ASME Student Members may ask the Student Design Competition Committee clarifying questions about the rules or procedures. To do this students must go to the “Members Only” pages, and will need their student ASME number for identification purposes. All questions and their associated answers will be posted on the internet and will be available for anyone to review, member or not. Please review the Questions & Answers pages before posting a new question to make sure your question is not already answered.

Collected Questions and Answers will be posted on the internet periodically, every 7-10 business days.

To avoid unanticipated changes in the competition prompted by last-minute questions, all questions must be postmarked on or before February 28. Uncertainties teams might face after that time will be settled by the judges at the ASME E-Fest event, and proper penalties, including disqualification, will be applied if necessary.

NOTE:  Any earlier deadlines for entry into a competition and/or submittal of entry information requested by ASME E-Fest and publicized to all potentially affected students take precedence over any deadlines or submittal information requirements/deadlines published in these rules.