Challenges in the Design of Complex Systems NSF/ASME Student Design Essay Competition

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Challenges in the Design of Complex Systems NSF/ASME Student Design Essay Competition

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is pleased to announce the ‘Challenges in the Design of Complex Systems NSF/ASME Student Design Essay Competition’. The competition is open to all undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in a university anywhere in the world.

The aim of the competition is to encourage students to think about the future of engineering design and the intellectual foundations which are essential for the development of the field.

Winners are invited to attend the 2018 ASME Design Technical Conference (IDETC) in Quebec, Canada and will receive reimbursement for expenses up to a maximum of $1,500.

Who May Eligible:

Any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a university anywhere in the world is eligible although the focus is on students enrolled in universities in the United States.

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To participate, the applicants must submit their entries to Professor Janet K. Allen janet.allen@ou.edu, 405-550-3969.

Rules:

  • Essays should be a maximum of 10 pages long.
  • There are separate categories for submissions by undergraduates and graduate students.
  • Multiple authors are limited to two people. The travel grant is shared between the co-authors. A student may receive no more than 2 awards over the years.
  • The research paper may be the outcome of a course for which the student receives academic credit.
  • Include a cover page with:
    • Your name (s)
    • Email address, phone number, and address for all authors
    • University affiliation including advisor’s name, if appropriate
    • Whether this submission is for the graduate or undergraduate category.

Benefits:

  • A travel grant to cover actual expenses (up to a maximum of $1,500 for each paper) will be made to the winners of this competition.
  • A winner must be physically present at the conference and present his/her findings at a poster session in order to receive the award. The cost of the poster boards is not covered by the organizers; we encourage academic departments to underwrite this expense.
  • Every person given a travel grant will receive a certificate to record his/her accomplishment. These certificates are awarded at the Design Education Division Honors and Awards Luncheon/Banquet.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is June 20, 2018.

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