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

2016 Undergraduate Design Competition Winners

First Prize
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
“Design and Selection of Salts and Containment Materials for Concentrated Solar Power Generation”

Second Prize
Northwestern University
“PH Austenitic TRIP Stainless Steel for Additive Manufacturing”

Third Prize
Missouri University of Science & Technology
“Reduction of the Adhesion of Fayalite Bearing Scale (Silicon Streak Scale) in CSP Steel Mill Production”