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Student Competition

UPADI's Student Design Paper Competition offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate engineering students to showcase their engineering aptitude and dexterity in design.

This one-of-a-kind design competition provides students with a valuable opportunity to establish networking contacts and develop relationships with esteemed industry professionals.

Submission Guidelines

Students must adhere to the following guidelines when submitting papers for the competition:

Papers must focus on an engineering design problem or topic similar to that in a senior capstone design class. Following are some example topics:

• Panama Canal Redesign
• Earthquake Resistant Structures
• Transportation Systems
• Water Treatment Facilities
• Ocean Engineering
• Energy
• Telecommunications
• Environmental Sustainability

Papers must incorporate engineering standards and realistic constraints, which include most of the following considerations:

• Economic
• Environmental
• Sustainability
• Manufacturability
• Ethical
• Health and safety
• Social
• Political

• Each design team should have one lead author and no more than four co-authors. (Travel expenses and the registration fee will be paid for the lead author only.)

• Papers must not exceed 20 pages, including figures and references.

• Papers must be typed using 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, and prepared in Microsoft Word, and must have 1-inch margins.

• Papers must be accompanied by a certifying endorsement from the author's instructor, faculty advisor, or department chair.

Selection Criteria

Up to 25 papers will be selected for a 15-minute oral presentation and a poster presentation at the XXX UPADI 2006 Conference.

Papers will be selected by a panel of professionals from UPADI and Georgia Tech.

Panel members will primarily consider the following criteria when selecting papers:

•  Originality and uniqueness of the work
•  Significance of the results
•  Effectiveness of the presentation

Details and Information

Fees and Registration

Registration is $200 per student. The registration fee includes the following:

• Student program activities
• Keynote and plenary sessions
• Admission to all technical sessions
• Food breaks and Expo lunches

Important Dates

• Submission deadline: May 1, 2006
• Notification date: June 1, 2006

Schedule of Events

Student program commences September 19, 2006

Contact Information

All submissions must be sent via e-mail to:
Diana L. Turner
E-mail: diana.turner@dlpe.gatech.edu
Phone: 404-385-3510
Fax: 404-385-7167

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Participating Organizations
National Society of Professional Engineers

American Society of Mechanical Engineers