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Student Design Competition (SDC)

Student Design Contest 2005 - DemonstrationMajor Funding Provided by
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This competition, sponsored by the ASME Center for Professional Development, Practice & Ethics and the ASME Knowledge and Community Sector, requires individuals or teams of up to four student members design, construct and operate a prototype meeting the requirements of a problem statement. 

Video Camera Student Design Competition Video

2008 SDC Window2008 Student Design Competition: WINROBO
Many homeowners, particularly those with mobility problems which keep them confined to a wheel chair, often have difficulty cleaning windows in their home. Being able to clean the outside of the window automatically should provide a safety benefit to all homemakers, particularly those with older upper floor windows to clean. The 2008 competition challenges student teams to design, build, and demonstrate a robot which will wash a residential double-hung sash window autonomously, that is, without human intervention beyond placing the robot on the lowest window pane and turning it on, or under remote control of an operator “inside” the “building”.  Click here to view the 2008 Design Problem details.

Competition Guidelines.

Teams compete annually at district Student Professional Development Conferences. Teams that place first are invited to participate in an international competition held at ASME's International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE).  Visit for complete details on the Student Professional Development Conferences.

2008 Student Professional Development Conferences

District A
March 28-30, 2008

Host: Rochester Institute of Technology Student Section - Rochester, NY
Conference Website:

April 5, 2008
Host: Central Connecticut State University Student Section - New Britain, CT
Conference Website:
District B
April 4-6, 2008

Hosts: Carnegie-Mellon University Student Section, University of Pittsburgh Student Section,
Pittsburgh Section - Pittsburgh, PA
Note: Also includes a Student Leadership Training Seminar (SLS)
Conference Website:
District C
March 28-30, 2008

Host: University of Missouri - Columbia, MO
Conference Website:
District D
March 28-29, 2008

Host: Tacoma Community College Student Section - Tacoma, WA
Note: Also includes a Graduate Student Technical Conference (GSTC) and
a Radio-controlled baja car competition.
Conference Website:

March 14-15, 2008
Host: California State University - Fresno, CA
Conference Website:
District E
April 3-5, 2008

Hosts: Metropolitan State College Student Section and Colorado Section - Denver, CO
Conference Website:

April 17-19, 2008
Host: Louisiana Tech University Student Section - Ruston, LA
Conference Website:

April 3-5, 2008 in Denver, CO
April 17-19, 2008 in
Ruston, LA
Early Career Technical Conference (ECTC)

District F
March 28-30, 2008
Host: University of Virginia Student Section at Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA
Conference Website:

April 4-6, 2008

Host: Florida A&M University / Florida State University Student Section (FAMU/FSU)
Tallahassee, FL
Conference Website:

District G
April 11-15, 2008
Students and Student Sections from India and Pakistan
Host: University of Engineering & Technology
Lahore, Pakistan
Download Schedule (PDF file)
Contact: Usman Bin Younos
Conference Website: 

District I
May 29-31, 2008
Host: ASME UTEM (Universidad Tecnologica Metropolitana) in Santiago de Chile
For more information contact:
Roxana Villanueva, Section Chair 

ASME ESPE (Escuela Politectina del Ejercito) in Quito, Ecuador
For more information contact:
ASME EPN Section Chair: Jorge Loor, Section Chair
ASME ESPE Section Chair : Vinicio Tamayo, Section Chair
ASME ESPE Student Section Advisor: Ing. Mina Natchova. Student Section Advisor




2008 - WINROBO 2001 - Sip-and-Puff Fishing Rod for Quadriplegics
2007 - Human-Powered Potable Water Still 2000 - Bottling System 
2006 - Sip and Puff Fishing Rod for Quadriplegics   1999 - Rock Retriever
2005 - Bulk Material Transporter 1998 - Widget Inspection
2004 - Mine Madness 1997 - Part Transport
2003 - Moving On Up 1996 - Liquid Transport
2002 - Baseball Frenzy

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