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.
The Student Design Competition showcases the extraordinary talents of mechanical engineering
students while encouraging them to develop innovative ideas towards an improved quality of life
for all. Each year, several teams of up to four students compete at Student Professional
Development Conferences in districts worldwide. Winners then proceed to finals at the ASME
International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE). Cash prizes and
awards are presented to winners at both district and final competitions.