International Design Engineering Technical Conferences
& Computers and Information in Engineering Conference

Quebec City Convention Center, Quebec City, Canada

August 26-29, 2018


Program - Student Competitions & Activities


The ASME Student Mechanism and Robot Design Competition

The ASME Student Mechanism and Robot Design Competition is an excellent opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to showcase their ability to design and build a mechanism or a robot.

The competition comprises two rounds:

Round 1: is the qualifying round. Participants submit a letter of intent and a written report on their entry. All entries are evaluated by a panel of judges chosen from academe and industry. The top entries in each category qualify for Round 2.

Round 2: is the final round that takes place at the 2018 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences in Quebec City, Canada from August 26-29, 2018. Each team makes an oral presentation describing their entry. They are also allotted display space for an interactive poster and prototype presentation.

Please see the competition website for more information

Competition Organizer: Vishesh Vikas,

VIB Student Paper Competition

The Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound (TCVS) invites students to submit papers to the TCVS Student Paper Competition, a part of the Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise (VIB). This annual competition will be held at the 30th VIB Conference. No more than three prizes (First, Second and Third) will be awarded. These prestigious awards will be presented after a very thorough and detailed review of the written papers by multiple judges selected from the TCVS. The First Place Award carries an honorarium of $500, the Second Place Award carries an honorarium of $300, and the Third Place Award carries an honorarium of $100. The manuscripts should be submitted by the deadline for the general sessions. In order for the paper to be entered into the VIB conference student paper competition, it must be submitted as a “Student Competition Paper” submission under paper type on the manuscript submission page and it must be submitted to a symposium within the VIB conference. Additionally, the first author of a paper must be a student at the time of submission to enter the competition. A first author student shall not be an author of more than one paper in the competition. A faculty adviser shall not be a co-author in more than two papers in the student paper competition. The award is contingent on the student presenting the paper at the conference.