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DEBUT Challenge:
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and VentureWell hold the Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge which recognizes undergraduate excellence in biomedical innovation. DEBUT is open to undergraduate student teams working on innovative solutions to health and clinical problems.

Strong DEBUT submissions will demonstrate a mastery of analytical and design skills and capabilities, the ability to manage the product development process, work effectively in teams, and technical communication skills.

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Significance of the problem being addressed
  • Impact of the proposed solution on potential users and clinical care
  • Innovative design
  • Working prototype

Additional prizes will be awarded to entries that also demonstrate:

  • Market potential and economic feasibility
  • Patentability

Read more about the guidelines and the 2017 DEBUT winners.

Encourage your students to apply today! Total prizes of $65K will be awarded. Applications are due May 31, 2018



AWARD: ASEE’s Design in Engineering Education Division

ASEE’s Design in Engineering Education Division is hosting a contest for both undergraduate and graduate students to win $500 in funds to travel to ASEE by writing an essay to answer, how might engineering design be used to better teach engineering analysis? The deadline for submissions is April 16.

Evaluation and Selection of Winners:
A panel of judges from the Design in Engineering Education Division will review applications and select two undergraduate and two graduate student winners. Criteria used in evaluating the submissions will assess the degree to which the submission is:
· Aspirational – it sets a high bar for what might be,
· Innovative – it breaks beyond traditional assumptions about EDE and engineering analysis,
· Grounded – it provides a strong basis and rationale for what might be, and
· Well Communicated – it paints a clear picture of what might be.

Winners will be informed no later than April 27, 2018.

Submissions:
· Maximum of two 8.5×11 pages of text and one page of images/drawings/figures as appropriate.
· On the first page:
o Start with a title for your submission,
o Include prominently a one sentence takeaway for your entire submission (i.e., if you only had one sentence to convey the future of engineering design education, what would that sentence be?).
· Submissions can be from individuals or pairs, but the award will be shared if the submission is from a pair of students. If submitting as a pair, both students should be undergraduate or both graduate (i.e., not one undergraduate and one graduate student)

Submit a single PDF file to asee.deed.officers@gmail.com by 23:59:59 EDT on April 16, 2018.


Create the Future Contest Design Contest 2018 Now Accepting Entries

The world’s premier engineering design competition is now accepting entries at www.createthefuturecontest.com. The 2018 “Create the Future” Design Contest offers a top prize of $20,000 USD. There is no cost to enter.

Do you have a new product, invention, or design idea that could create jobs, improve daily life, save time/money, help the environment, or benefit society in other ways? We invite you to enter as an individual or team in seven categories:

• Aerospace & Defense
• Automotive/Transportation
• Consumer Products
• Electronics/Sensors/IoT
• Medical
• Robotics/Automation/Manufacturing
• Sustainable Technologies

Past contests have generated over 14,000 new product designs from engineers, students, and entrepreneurs in more than 100 countries. With millions of visitors to the contest site and global media coverage, the contest shines a bright light on innovative ideas, helping entrants to attract funding, partners, and manufacturers to become commercial success stories. Your design could be next!

To get started, visit www.createthefuturecontest.com.


Win $$ by entering these BME competitions!

DEBUT Challenge:

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and VentureWell hold the Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge which recognizes undergraduate excellence in biomedical innovation. DEBUT is open to undergraduate student teams working on innovative solutions to health and clinical problems.

Strong DEBUT submissions will demonstrate a mastery of analytical and design skills and capabilities, the ability to manage the product development process, work effectively in teams, and technical communication skills.

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:
Significance of the problem being addressed
Impact of the proposed solution on potential users and clinical care
Innovative design
Working prototype
Additional prizes will be awarded to entries that also demonstrate:
Market potential and economic feasibility
Patentability
Read more about the guidelines and the 2017 DEBUT winners.

Encourage your students to apply today! Total prizes of $65K will be awarded. Applications are due May 31, 2018.

DEBUT

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BMEidea Competition:

Your biomedical engineering students can win up to $10K for their health-related technology that addresses a real clinical need. BMEidea, a VentureWell competition, is the nation’s premier competition for biomedical and bioengineering innovation, open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Prizes of $10,000, $5,000, and $2,500 will be awarded to the top three winners. Winners will be announced at the MD&M Medical Device Trade Show & Convention in New York, NY in June 2018.

Entries for the competition are judged on:
Technical, economic, and regulatory feasibility
Contribution to human health and quality of life
Technical innovation
Potential for commercialization
Read about the 2017 BMEidea winners.

Deadline is April 4, 2018.

BMEidea

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ASEE Diversity Committee Student Essay and Video Contest

http://diversity.asee.org/essay-contest

Students, tell us your story or share your perspective!

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) envisions widespread, inclusive, and equitable environments in engineering, academia, and industry that embrace individual differences and leverage diversity for a better engineered tomorrow. The 2017-2018 year celebrates ASEE’s 125 years at the heart of engineering education. The ASEE Diversity Committee honors this celebration with a focus on diverse teams in engineering and engineering education, because teamwork is at the heart of engineering.

Students from a broad range of backgrounds and among various grade levels (P12, undergraduate, and graduate) are invited to share their perspective on diversity in engineering teams by submitting an entry into the essay and/or video contests. Each entry should clearly answer the prompt provided below and follow all contest rules.

Prompt & Requirements

Essay:

  • Prompt – Teamwork is an essential component of engineering, and diversity impacts the process and products of engineering teams. When people work together across differences in personal backgrounds, cultures, engineering disciplines, race, gender, age, and other characteristics, we can face new challenges and achieve better outcomes. Describe a time in your life when you worked on a diverse team in the context of engineering or engineering education. Discuss what you learned personally from the experience, what your team accomplished, and how diversity impacted your team.
  • 300 to 500 words
  • By submitting a written essay, contestants are agreeing for it to be reviewed by editors and to slight editorial changes, mainly for clarity, made by the ASEE Prism staff. These edits will be provided to the submitter prior to publication. Publication can be anonymous, but contact information is required for authentication and approval of edits.

Video:

  • Prompt – Teamwork is an essential component of engineering, and diversity impacts the process and products of engineering teams. When people work together across differences in personal backgrounds, cultures, engineering disciplines, race, gender, age, and other characteristics, we can face new challenges and achieve better outcomes. Create a video that describes a time in your life when you worked on a diverse team in the context of engineering or engineering education. Discuss what you learned personally from the experience, what your team accomplished, and how diversity impacted your team. This video should not be an advertisement for your organization.
  • 3-5 minutes
  • By submitting a video, contestants are agreeing for ASEE and its committees to use the video in any means they deem positive.

Eligibility Requirements & Contest Rules

  • Open to Preschool to 12th grade students and students enrolled in a college of engineering or engineering technology (or similarly named program) at the undergraduate or graduate levels
  • All videos and essays must be submitted by the submission deadline
  • All submissions must be original and not previously published elsewhere
  • By submitting an entry to the contest, each entrant gives ASEE all rights, including copyright, to the entry and express permission to edit and publish the entry in all media without limitation and without any other notice.
  • By submitting a written essay, contestants are agreeing for it to be reviewed by editors and to slight editorial changes, mainly for clarity, made by the ASEE Prism staff. Publication can be anonymous, but contact information is required for authentication and approval of edits.
  • By submitting a video, contestants are agreeing for ASEE and its committees to use the video in any means they deem positive

Prizes

Winners are selected by a group of reviewers from the ASEE Diversity Committee. Up to 3 awards will be given as prizes for the top submissions from all categories.

  • 1st Place: $275
  • 2nd Place: $150
  • 3rd Place: $70

Submission

Timeline:

November 20: Contest submission open
February 1: Submission deadline
March 1: Submission review deadline
April 1: Winner notification deadline

Essay:

  • 300 to 500 words maximum
  • By submitting a written essay, contestants are agreeing for it to be reviewed by editors and to slight editorial changes, mainly for clarity, made by the ASEE Prism staff. These edits will be provided to the submitter prior to publication. Publication can be anonymous, but contact information is required for authentication and approval of edits.

Video:

  • 3-5 minutes maximum
  • By submitting a video, contestants are agreeing for ASEE and its committees to use the video in any means they deem positive.

Please click the button below to complete the essay and video submission form.

 

Click on the names of our winners to listen to, watch, or read their entries.



Great Opportunity for your PhD Students – Academic Research Colloquium 2018 for PhD Students

The University of Dayton is offering it’s third annual Academic Research Colloquium for Engineering Ph.D. Candidates. This competitive opportunity includes an all expense paid trip to the Dayton, Ohio, various professional development opportunities, a chance for students to practice their presentations in a friendly and helpful environment (and get feedback) and network with other students, professionals and faculty and staff from UD. Please encourage your students to apply.

Opportunity for Your PhD Students: ARC 2018
Apply by April 15, 2018

Research for the Common Good
As a Catholic, Marianist institution dedicated to providing answers to the global issues of our time, the University of Dayton’s School of Engineering announces its third annual engineering symposium for Ph.D. candidates — the 2018 Academic Research Colloquium (ARC).

We are seeking research projects whose main objective is to:
Prevent, cure or treat disease
Reduce the environmental impact of human activity
Enhance the safety, health or welfare of workers
Improve production, distribution or access to food
Enhance the resiliency of the built environment
Prevent, mitigate or respond to natural or man-made disasters
Reduce the digital divide
Enhance the quality of life of people with mental or physical challenges
Foster communication, collaboration or education
Promote human rights
You’ll also discover a university rich in opportunities for faculty, staff and students. At the University of Dayton, we value diversity and are committed to creating an open, welcoming, and inclusive campus.

Application details
ARC is open to engineering Ph.D. students who are one to two years away from graduation. The selection process is highly competitive with 20 spots available. All expenses are paid. See application instructions and apply online by April 15, 2018, at go.udayton.edu/engineering-arc.

Questions?
Email: ARC@udayton.edu

Ken Bloemer, Ph.D.
Director, Visioneering Center
937-229-2591

Apply by April 15, 2018
go.udayton.edu/engineering-arc


Snowman Left Behind

Hello parents! My name is John Nowosad and I am a representative of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) at Michigan Technological University. How would you and your children like to participate in breaking a world record?
The USG along with the Memorial Union Board at Michigan Tech are planning on breaking “the most snowmen built in one hour” world record on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Sherman Field. Check-in begins at noon, and the big event will begin at approximately 1:00 PM.
No pre-registration is required. Children age 13 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children ages 14-17 must bring a waiver signed by their parent or guardian (attached).  All participants will be required to sign a waiver before the event.
On the day of the event, park in Lot 24 off of Sharon Avenue.  Follow the path up to Sherman Field and visit one of the check-in tables.
In the event of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled.  Follow our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/860312430813210/  for the most up-to-date announcements.

Drugs and alcohol are not permitted on campus.
For more information about the Undergraduate Student Government at Michigan Tech, visit our website at http://usg.mtu.edu/usg/.
Sincerely,
John Nowosad
USG office phone number:906-487-2406