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International Design Engineering Technical Conferences
& Computers & Information in Engineering Conference

Cleveland Convention Center, Cleveland, Ohio

August 6-9, 2017


Program - Student Competitions & Activities



To encourage students to think about the future of engineering design and the intellectual foundations which are essential for the development of the field, NSF and ASME are sponsoring a student essay competition. Winners are invited to attend the 2017 ASME International Design Technical Conferences and the Computers and Information in Engineering Conference and will receive reimbursement for expenses up to a maximum of $1,250.

The Competition ‐ Story

You are a consultant working for a high tech, global manufacturing enterprise. That company wants to position itself to be a leading major high‐tech global design and manufacturing enterprise in the year 2030. As a consultant, you want the company to succeed so you will need to:

  • Define the characteristics of a successful high‐tech global design and manufacturing company in the year 2030.
  • Identify the research challenges it will face.
  • Identify the mode of operation of the company.
  • Determine what partnerships it will need to form.
  • Identify what technology will be necessary to support its employees in being globally competitive.

We are particularly interested in research issuesthat those in academia will need to address over the intervening years to enhance the competitiveness of this company. We are interested especially in the scientific foundations for understanding the product realization process which are suitable for a global manufacturing enterprise.

Judging Criteria

Students are judged on scholarship, the depth and sophistication of their arguments, logical presentation of material, correct English usage, and relevance to problems facing the US industrial/academic community. There are separate categories for graduate and undergraduate students.

Awards and Responsibilities

A travel grant to cover actual expenses (up to a maximum of $1,250 for each paper) will be made to the winners of this competition. The reimbursement will take place after the conference upon the receipt of an invoice that includes receipts to substantiate expenditures. A winner must be physically present at the conference and present his/her findings at a poster session in order to receive the award. The cost of the poster boards is not covered by the organizers; we encourage academic departments to underwrite this expense.

Every person given a travel grant will receive a certificate to record his/her accomplishment.

Submission Format and Dates

  • Any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a university anywhere in the world is eligible although the focus is on students enrolled in universities in the United States.
  • Essays should be a maximum of 10 pages long.
  • Multiple authors are limited to two people. The travel grant is shared between the co‐  authors. A student may receive no more than 2 awards over the years.
  • The research paper may be the outcome of a course for which the student receives academic credit.


May 21, 2 017 Papers due
July 15, 2017 Target for notification of winners
August 6‐9, 2017ASME IDETC/CIE Conference

Please include a cover page with:

  • Your name (s)
  • Email address, phone number and address for all authors
  • Whether this submission is for the graduate or undergraduate category.
  • University affiliation including advisor’s name, if appropriate.

NOTE – we will remove this cover page when sending the submission out for review, so this should be the only page on which your identifying information should appear.

Submit entries to Professor Janet Allen at or call 405‐550‐3969


13th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control (MSNDC) to be held in conjunction with the

ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC‐CIE)
August 6 ‐ 9, 2017

The MSNDC Best Student Paper Award recognizes a student who has authored and presented a paper included in the MSNDC proceedings that demonstrates originality, relevance, and importance; is high quality, organized, and clear; and offers a high degree of technical content.


Only one paper per lead author may be considered for the Student Paper competition. Student advisers can appear as authors on no more than two competition papers. A paper is eligible for the competition provided its author at the time of submission is a student and the oral presenter of the paper. The paper can have no more than three authors, and none of the authors can be a member of the TC‐MSND Student Paper Competition committee.

Submission Instructions

Manuscripts intended to be considered for the MSNDC Best Student Paper Award shall be submitted to the regular MSNDC technical symposia listed through the IDETC webpage and must be expressly declared as intended for the competition by the authors at the time of submission. As per the published publication schedule, abstracts and full‐length draft papersfor initial review must be submitted using the online submission system by February 10, 2017.  

Evaluation process

If a manuscript is selected as a finalist for the MSNDC Best Student Paper Award, in addition to the technical symposium presentation, the presenting author will give an oral presentation of the paper's content in a special MSNDC Student Paper Competition session on the first day of the MSNDC conference.


MSNDC Student Paper Competition Chairs
James R. Chagdes, Miami University,
Mohammad‐Ali Poursina, The University of Arizona,

Designing for the Future

Showcasing Undergraduate Capstone Design Experiences

"Designing for the Future" is an undergraduate design competition organized by the Design Education Technical Committee (DEC) of the ASME Design Engineering Division (DED). The competition serves to (a) recognize our undergraduates as the future of the engineering profession, (b) highlights the importance of working together in our diverse world, and (c) distinguish appropriate stewardship of our resources as technology continues to develop. The DEC believes that encouraging undergraduates in design activities is critical to our mission of improving education in the art and the science of mechanical engineering design for students — providing an incentive to continue in design and become the researchers, educators, and professional design practitioners of the future.

Requirement: The design work must have been completed while an undergraduate in an ABET-accredited engineering program.

Submission Format: Please email the following to Beshoy Morkos ( no later than May 17th, 2017.

  • A PDF file containing no more than thirty technical slides describing the complete design effort. Two additional slides: a title page with names and affiliations, and a picture showing the student(s) with their name(s) are required. A third additional non-technical slide with acknowledgement/references is optional.
  • Two letters of support (limit 1 page each): The first letter of support must be from a faculty advisor/representative, and the second letter should be from a representative of the enterprise that provided the primary support for the design effort (Note: if the faculty advisor/representative is providing the primary support for the design effort, then another individual closely associated with the design effort must provide the second letter of support and explain his/her involvement). The support letters should indicate the writer’s assessment of the quality and overall impact of the design effort.

Judging criteria

The submissions will be judged on impact, creativity, use of engineering science, proof-of-concept, quality and clarity of the slides, and letters of support. Four undergraduate teams will be selected as finalists to present their projects and share their experience with the DEC community. The finalists will be notified by June 9 th, 2017.

Awards and IDETC Participation

Each team invited as a finalist to the IDETC will receive funds to help defer costs of attending the conference, as well as a prize for being recognized as a finalist in the competition. Conference registration for all invited students will also be covered by this award. Faculty advisors/representatives of the finalist teams will receive funds to help defer costs of attending the IDETC (or he/she can allocate that money towards the students if she/he has other revenue for attending the IDETC). All invited students and their faculty advisors/representatives will receive certificates of recognition from ASME and be asked to stand for recognition at the DED’s honors event. The grand-prize winning team will receive an additional cash prize. A grand-prize plaque will be awarded to the team’s institution as recognition of the quality of the design effort and presented to the team’s faculty advisor/representative.

Contact Information

Beshoy Morkos

Beshoy Morkos
Vice Chair, DEC Executive Committee
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engr.
Florida Institute of Technology

Jitesh H. Panchal

Jitesh H. Panchal
Chair, DEC Executive Committee
Associate Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University