2017 ASEE/SME Competition for Student Makers

By SME Admin posted 03-24-2017 16:19



2017 ASEE/SME Competition for Student Makers

Tuesday June 27, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | ASEE Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio

The ASEE Manufacturing Division and SME are pleased to sponsor a student competition at the 2017 ASEE Annual Conference being held on June 25-28 in Columbus, Ohio. Student teams that present at the Make It! session are automatically considered for this competition. Judges from industry and academia will select outstanding entries in the categories of innovation, commercial potential and Humanitarian Service. In addition, the ASEE Manufacturing Division will recognize the best technical paper submission with a Best Paper Award. To be considered, teams MUST include a demonstration. There is no limit on the specific topic or discipline of the demonstration. Teams are encouraged to provide enough detail so that others can reproduce their work.

Who should participate?

Students in universities, colleges, high schools, elementary schools. Other non-students may be included as long as the project work has been done by the students.

Registration/Additional Information

Award and Prize Categories

  • Innovation — This $250 prize will recognize the entry with the most novel application of technology. The judging criteria will include presentation, uniqueness of approach, successful implementation and the application.
  • Entrepreneurship — Entries that could become products or services could win this $250 prize. The judging criteria include presentation, business model, development stage and market potential.
  • Humanitarian Service — Entries that provide something to better the human condition will be considered for this $250 prize. The winning entry will address a problem of social importance such as poverty, clean water, sustainability, equality, access, etc. Judges will consider the potential benefit of the solution, readiness for use, presentation and uniqueness.
  • Best Paper — This non-cash award will recognize the team that has submitted the best written paper describing their entry. The judges will use criteria including writing, level of detail, ability to reproduce and presentation. This award may also go to a winner of a prize.
  • Student participants will receive token gifts from the SME, and top place finishers will receive free student membership to SME.

How to Participate

  1. (Now) Send an email to Hugh Jack (drhughjack@gmail.com) with a tentative project name and a list of team member email addresses.
  2. (April 9) Send a paper OR abstract to Hugh Jack. Both will be reviewed for the conference proceedings. An abstract should be less than one page in length and describe the work. A paper should outline the key details of the design so that it can be reproduced and/or understood. This will be published in the proceedings and can be added to your CV. Only a full paper will be considered for the best paper award.
  3. (May 29) The last day to register for the conference.
  4. We are displaying in the exhibit hall Tuesday June 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. We encourage you to set up your equipment before 11 a.m. so that we will have time to troubleshoot.