Awards

Student Design Competition - Step 1

Teams compete at annual Student Professional Development Conferences held in each year in the spring. First, Second and Third place prizes are awarded as follows:

  • First place team receives $500
  • 2nd Place: Teams receive $300.
  • 3rd Place: Teams receive $150

There is no travel subsidy for the students, student section advisors, District leaders or any representatives of the same to the SPDC. All ASME members from the industry or academia interested in volunteering at the SPDC may contact the SPDC host to express their availability to volunteer as a judge at the SPDC. The SPDC host may at its discretion offer a travel subsidy to Chief SDC judge/s, upon proof of participation in SDC training facilitated by ASME.

Student Design Competition – Step 2 (Finals)

Teams that place first and second at ASME Student Professional Development Conferences in USA, are invited to participate in the international competition held at ASME's International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE)

Team that places first at any ASME Student Professional Development Conference location outside of USA, are invited to participate in the international competition held at ASME's International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE). All teams compete for the following SDC awards at the Finals at the IMECE.

  • 1st Place: The prize consists of $3000 plus $1000 awarded to the Student Section of the Winner's Institution.
  • 2nd Place: The prize consists of $1000 plus $500 awarded to the Student Section of the Winner's Institution.
  • 3rd Place: The prize consists of $500 plus $250 Awarded to the Student Section of the Winner's Institution.

All award will be paid upon completion of the financial form required by the IRS of US based students and IRS W8BEN by all overseas based students.

Travel Subsidy

(*): Travel Allowance Restrictions
For ASME Student Professional Development Conference (SPDC) winners to attend finals at IMECE:

  • Two (2) teams from each** ASME SPDCs in USA are eligible for a subsidy of up to $1,200 per team for up to four (4) team members to cover the travel and other expenses to compete at the Finals at the IMECE. One (1) winning team from Central America is eligible for the subsidy of up to $1200 for the team.
  • One (1) team each from ASME SPDC locations outside of USA (Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Latin America, and Europe) is eligible for a subsidy of up to $1,500 for up to four (4) team members to cover the travel and other expenses to compete at the Finals at the IMECE.
  • All travel subsidy will be paid after submittal of expense reports and completion of the Form 990 or W8BEN Form.
  • All travel subsidy/ contributions are subject to ASME policy restrictions unless officially notified otherwise. See also ASME Policy 4.5.