SDC: Student Design Competition

ATTENTION E-FESTERS!  Please read this important announcement about ASME E-Fests® in 2021

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 and a digital calendar is posted on (sort by audience type students/early career engineer) with lots of information.

All ASME conferences, meetings and events scheduled through December 2021 are being planned as virtual only, enabling everyone to enjoy the full benefits of participation via our virtual event solutions with no physical presence required. ASME will not have any physical or in-person events during this time but will continue to deliver the insights and expertise that our community depends upon.  For more information about ASME’s virtual approach to events and meetings, visit

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.


First - $500.00
Second - $300.00 
Third - $150.00

2021 ASME Student Design Competition Winners

  • 1st Place - Team Vidyut, Shiv Nadar University
  • 2nd Place - WKU Autobots, Western Kentucky University
  • 3rd Place - UW Madison ASME, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Final SDC Scoring Results