Opportunities


          ASME IShow

The ASME IShow awards over $20,000 in product development support to top engineering student teams who have developed a creatively new product with real-world application.  These dynamic, future tech leaders pitch their products to a judging panel of successful innovators and industry experts.  Past innovations have included:
•    a wireless device to monitor home utility usage;
•    an organic, green insulation material for consumer use;
•    a low-cost solar water filtration;
•    a heater system for developing communities; and
•    cost-effective medical robots.

Now in its seventh year, the ASME IShow is a premier technology showcase open to all ASME student members.  Our aim:  to inspire students to be product innovators, corporate change-agents and potentially entrepreneurs.  The 2013 ASME IShow competition will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013, in conjunction with the ASME Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN.

Student team applications will be accepted through February 15, 2013.  For details, contact Patti Jo Snyder at snyderp@asme.org  or go to http://www.asme.org/events/competitions/asme-ishow.



Design Review Competition

This competition allows engineering students to develop their presentation skills and marketing capabilities by presenting a technical design or product idea of their choosing to a Design Review Panel.   Designs will be evaluated on the following criteria:  design justification, technical merit, value proposition, and presentation delivery and effectiveness.  The grand prize is $1,000 plus $500 to the school department the team chooses.  The best technical design and the best value proposition win $500 plus $250 given to the school department the team chooses.  All team members must not have received an engineering degree before January 1st of the year the competition is held.  More information can be found here:
http://www.asme.org/events/competitions/design-review-competition


Rapid Design Challenge

This competition provides engineering students with an opportunity to focus on conceptual design.  The participants receive a real-world design challenge and have to quickly find a creative solution.  It is held at the Student Professional Development Conferences (SPDCs).  All conference attendees are eligible.  More information can be found
http://www.asme.org/events/competitions/rapid-design-challenge.



Student Design Exposition
This competition provides a platform for all engineering students to showcase their innovative design and build projects to a broad audience.  The award for the best overall design is $1,000 for ASME members and $500 for nonmembers.  To be eligible one must be an undergraduate with an original design, poster presentation, or computer simulation.  The competition is held at the Student Professional Development Conferences (SPDCs).  More information can be found
http://www.asme.org/events/competitions/student-design-expositions.



Student Mechanism and Robot Design Competition
This competition is an opportunity to showcase one’s talent in front of world-renowned experts in mechanism design.  The last competition was on August 12-15, 2012, in Chicago, IL.  The winners are recognized at the annual Mechanisms and Robotics Luncheon and presented with awards that typically include cash and software prizes.  More information can be found
http://www.asme.org/events/competitions/student-mechanism---robot-design-competition.

Paper Competitions

2013 Arthur L. Williston Award Contest

This is an annual paper competition meant to challenge the engineering abilities of students that began in 1954.  To participate you must either be a student member or a regular member who received their undergraduate degree no more than two years prior to the deadline.  First place receives $1,000 a bronze medal, certificate, and a supplement to attend the award ceremony.  Second and third places receive $500 and $250, respectively, and a certificate.  The next competition’s deadline is February 15, 2013.  This year’s topic is:

Discuss the general problems of personal transportation on a global level, with a critical look at our present means of transportation. Include in your discussion a survey of the personal transportation alternatives that have been developed or proposed, and their current status, and follow on with your vision for the future. What role would engineering innovation, especially from mechanical engineers, play in developing effective personal transportation alternatives?

Here is a link for more information:
http://www.asme.org/about-asme/honors-awards/literature-awards/arthur-l--williston-medal

Miscellaneous


The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Auxiliary, Inc. is pleased to announce the creation of the Engineers without Borders Micro Grant Project.  Up to four grants of $500.00 will be awarded for the 2012 2013 school year.  Criteria are as follows:
 
•    Students participating on the project must be a member of the school’s ASME Student Section. Information shall be provided on how the grant money will be spent, materials excluded.
 
Please complete the application and submit by November 5, 2012 for consideration.  To request an application email us at asme@uah.edu.  Notification of awards will be by November 14, 2012.



Old Guard Oral Presentation Competition


This competition is emphasizes the value of an ability to deliver clear, concise, and effective oral presentations.  Each presentation will last fifteen minutes plus have a five minute question and answer session.  Visual aids are recommended.  To be eligible one must be a student member in good standing that has not received an engineering degree and has been selected by his or her student section or mechanical engineering department.  First place winner gets $500.00 plus a trip to compete in the final competition at ASME's IMECE!  The competition will be held at the Student Professional Development Conferences (SPDC).  More information can be found
http://www.asme.org/events/competitions/old-guard-competitions/old-guard-prize---oral-presentation-competition



Old Guard Technical Poster Competition
This competition has been created to emphasize the ability to deliver a visual presentation.  The poster’s topic must be related to mechanical engineering.  First place wins $200.  To be eligible one must be a student member in good standing that has not received an engineering degree, has been selected by his or her student section or mechanical engineering department, and is not competing in the Old Guard Oral Competition.  More information can be found
http://www.asme.org/events/competitions/old-guard-competitions/old-guard-technical-poster-competition.



Old Guard Technical Web Page Competition

This competition encourages the delivery of visual presentations using web page technology.  NOTE, the webpage must be on a flashdrive, not the internet.  First place wins $200.  The competition will be held at the Student Professional Development Conferences (SPDC).  To be eligible one must be a student member certified by ASME as a student in good standing that has not received an engineering degree and has been selected by his or her student section.  The student must apply by March 15.  More information can be found
http://www.asme.org/events/competitions/old-guard-competitions/old-guard-technical-web-page-competition.
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