SDC: Student Design Competition

ATTENTION E-FESTERS!  Please read this important announcement about

ASME E-Fests® and ASME EFx® Events in academic year 2022 & 2023

We will be returning to IN-PERSON ASME EFx® events in academic year 2022-2023!  EFx events will be IN-PERSON, locally organized throughout the world and several EFx events will include our ASME competitions.  Please visit the ASME E-Fest website for an updated list of events at https://efests.asme.org/.  Events will be added as they are confirmed. 

ASME will ALSO continue to host our two signature FULLY virtual events:  E-Fest Careers (Nov. 12, 2022) and E-Fest Digital (March 25, 2023). 

We encourage students, competitors, and faculty members to take advantage of the learning experiences provided by both our competitions and other digital offerings throughout the year.  Questions may be directed to efests@asme.org

Not all EFx events will have every competition available. Check that SDC is available at that event before registering.

What is the Student Design Competition & Prizes

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.

Prizes

  • 1st place - $500.00
  • 2nd place - $300.00 
  • 3rd place - $150.00

2023 ASME Student Design Competition Rules & Resources

Download The 2023 Student Design Competition Rules 

SDC will be held at in-person EFx events.  Not all EFx events will have every competition available. Check that SDC is available at that event before registering.  EFx events will be posted as they are confirmed.

Learn More and View the Student Design Competition & Elevator Pitch Competition Overview Webinar

2023 SDC Q&A Forum

The Official SDC Q&A Forum (updated as of January 11, 2023) is here for download.