The University Student Design and Applied Solutions Competition, the first ever student design competition for the corrosion industry, will engage university and military academy students in designing an applied solution to a real world, corrosion-related problem currently affecting military weapons systems and facilities as well as civilian and industrial structures.
University and military academy students will exhibit innovation, research, and applied design to solve a real world problem. The competition allows students the opportunity to showcase their engineering design and problem solving regardless of corrosion experience.
Expand your imagination and creativity to arrive at a design solution that optimizes your team’s resources. Unique minds offer varying approaches that result in a wide range of designs. Students will compare their team’s work against teams from all around the United States.
Does your have what it takes to succeed?
A successful team exhibits problem solving, teamwork, strategy, and resourcefulness to perform in the competition.
Start early and test often. Students will design and test prototypes to detect corrosion in hard-to-access areas within one square inch. Prototypes will need to succinctly report findings in an easy to read format for judges and operators.
Apply the same skill sets needed to achieve success in any industry, military, or government sector, including research, design, manufacturing, testing, marketing, management, and finance.
Put your talent on display. Gain recognition from the Department of Defense and within the corrosion industry. Take what your team has learned and disseminate that knowledge gained to further your university’s programs.
‘The competition was a good experience for my future career. It gave me more confidence in working with all types of engineers.’
Pascal Brun, West Point
This competition requires the design of an applied solution that must be demonstrated. Although research is a component of the competition, it is not the sole focus.
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