AES Student Design Competition

Ages:Undergraduate, Graduate

Types:Submission, Presentation

Categories:engineering, STEM

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

The AES Student Design Competition is an opportunity for aspiring hardware and software engineers to participate in a worldwide contest during AES Conventions and gain recognition for their hard work, technical creativity, and ingenuity. If you wish to participate as an individual or a group, a faculty advisor must recommend your project to represent your school in either the Undergraduate or Graduate category. This should be the faculty advisor of your AES student section if one exists at your school or a trusted faculty member from your school if you are a student member of AES enrolled where a section does not exist. For example, students who are members of AES regional student sections including the majority of regions outside North America, will have approval handled at their school by a trusted faculty advisor to ensure each school is appropriately represented.

Students from both audio and non-audio backgrounds are encouraged to submit entries. Few restrictions are placed on the nature of the projects, but designs must be for use with audio. Examples include loudspeaker design, DSP plug-ins, analog hardware, signal analysis tools, mobile applications, sound synthesis devices, and workflow solutions. Products should represent new, original ideas implemented in working-model prototypes.

It is important to note that multiple students or groups from a school can submit their projects. Every approved project that is approved at the Student Delegate Assembly's discretion will compete in the Student Design Competition Exhibition (discussed further in section 4). Students who are not competing are strongly encouraged to attend the Student Design Competition Exhibition. This is a learning opportunity for all students through feedback, constructive criticism, and conversation between those who are entered in the competition as well as those attending the exhibition.

Students create a 4-8 page write up describing your project and communicating your design to the judges. You may use any combination of diagrams, schematics, code blocks, and text. Prior to the AES Convention, project descriptions are read by the Student Delegate Assembly.

Students of all approved project descriptions will compete in the Student Design Competition Exhibition. This takes the form of a Poster Session during the Convention, where you may discuss, explain, and demonstrate your design. All entrants are required to prepare a poster in the event that they are chosen as a finalist. Tri-fold posters are recommended, and should reasonably large. A poster should be able to stand alone, that is, be understandable even if the product designers are not present to explain, discuss, or answer questions.

Projects will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, usability and interface design, and context within currently available technology. Make sure your design is new, exciting, and practical!
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://www.aes.org/students/awards/design/

Managing Organization: Audio Engineering Society

Contact:

sda@aes-sda.org

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in Undergraduate, Graduate.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The AES Student Design Competition is an opportunity for aspiring hardware and software engineers to participate in a worldwide contest during AES Conventions and gain recognition for their hard work, technical creativity, and ingenuity. If you wish to participate as an individual or a group, a faculty advisor must recommend your project to represent your school in either the Undergraduate or Graduate category. This should be the faculty advisor of your AES student section if one exists at your school or a trusted faculty member from your school if you are a student member of AES enrolled where a section does not exist. For example, students who are members of AES regional student sections including the majority of regions outside North America, will have approval handled at their school by a trusted faculty advisor to ensure each school is appropriately represented.

Students from both audio and non-audio backgrounds are encouraged to submit entries. Few restrictions are placed on the nature of the projects, but designs must be for use with audio. Examples include loudspeaker design, DSP plug-ins, analog hardware, signal analysis tools, mobile applications, sound synthesis devices, and workflow solutions. Products should represent new, original ideas implemented in working-model prototypes.

It is important to note that multiple students or groups from a school can submit their projects. Every approved project that is approved at the Student Delegate Assembly's discretion will compete in the Student Design Competition Exhibition (discussed further in section 4). Students who are not competing are strongly encouraged to attend the Student Design Competition Exhibition. This is a learning opportunity for all students through feedback, constructive criticism, and conversation between those who are entered in the competition as well as those attending the exhibition.

Process

Students create a 4-8 page write up describing your project and communicating your design to the judges. You may use any combination of diagrams, schematics, code blocks, and text. Prior to the AES Convention, project descriptions are read by the Student Delegate Assembly.

Students of all approved project descriptions will compete in the Student Design Competition Exhibition. This takes the form of a Poster Session during the Convention, where you may discuss, explain, and demonstrate your design. All entrants are required to prepare a poster in the event that they are chosen as a finalist. Tri-fold posters are recommended, and should reasonably large. A poster should be able to stand alone, that is, be understandable even if the product designers are not present to explain, discuss, or answer questions.

Criteria

Projects will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, usability and interface design, and context within currently available technology. Make sure your design is new, exciting, and practical!

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://www.aes.org/students/awards/design/

Managing Organization: Audio Engineering Society

Contact:

sda@aes-sda.org

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in Undergraduate, Graduate.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.