ASME Student Design Competition

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.