SDC: Student Design Competition

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The ASME Student Design Competition provides a platform for ASME Student Members to present their solutions to a range of design problems - from everyday household tasks to groundbreaking space exploration. Each team is required to design, construct and operate a prototype meeting the requirements of an annually determined problem statement.

Student Design Competitions will be held at ASME’s global E-Fests (Engineering Festivals). E-Fests are a three-day, two-night regional event built around design, advanced manufacturing and robotics technologies. They enable engineering students to expand their knowledge, test and showcase new skills and inspire innovation.

To participate in the Student Design Competition teams must register in advance through the respective E-Fest regional website.

Student Design Competition Challenge

2019 SDC Challenge Statement:  The Pick-and-Place Race  

2020 SDC Challenge Statement:  Building to the Sky  



If you have a question about the 2020 SDC Competition Rules, send an email to:

To see the updated list of Questions with Answers, please click here to go directly to the Q&A forum


If you would like to see the final Questions and Answers for the 2019 SDC Competition, click here