Design Competition

This competition is based on the submission of design-focused project reports that describe work that was performed as part of the capstone course or as team project by undergraduate engineering students at any level.  Recognizing the diversity of design curricula in materials and related engineering departments, a broad definition of “design” is considered for this competition.

  • First Prize: $2,000 + $500 travel assistance + $500 to the department for support of future design teams
  • Second Prize: $1,500 + $500 travel assistance
  • Third Prize: $1,000 + $500 travel assistance
Detailed Requirements

2017 Undergraduate Design Competition Winners

First Prize
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
“Mechanically Robust and Superhydrophobic Aerogels of Poly(ether ether ketone)”

Second Prize
Northwestern University
“TRIP Ti Alloys for Additive Manufacturing”

Third Prize
Michigan Technological University
“The Effect of Silicon Modification and Grain Refinement on Feeding Aluminum Castings”