Gunlogson Environmental Design Student Competition

Ages:Undergraduate

Types:Submission, Presentation

Categories:Design, engineering, Environment, STEM

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

The purpose of the competition is to encourage undergraduate students to participate in the design of a relevant engineering project and to provide an arena of professional competition for environmentally and biologically related design projects. This competition is complementary to the AGCO National Design Competition, which focuses on agricultural and food related projects, while Gunlogson focuses on environmentally and biologically related projects.

Competitors are required to submit a design report to be judged by an expert panel.

After which, the three teams earning the highest report scores will be required to enter the presentation competition at the ASABE Annual International Meeting.

Phase I: Each written submission will be judged by at least three judges in accordance with the Student Design Competition score sheet. Judges shall then forward scores to the Awards Coordinator for selection of top three teams, based on the scores submitted by the judges. If the number of submissions exceeds that which is reasonable for one person to judge, a tiered approach to selection will be adopted (e.g., submissions will be divided into two groups and top 5 submissions from each group will be judged by a third set of judges). A standard normalization procedure will be used, ensuring no one judge will have an undue and unfair influence on the results.

Phase II: The top three teams will be invited to attend the ASABE International Meeting to participate in the oral presentation portion of the competition. Should any of the top three be unable to participate, the next ranking entries shall be invited. Judges will evaluate the oral presentations of participants and the overall impressions and quality of the project as presented. Scores are distributed as shown on attached scoring sheet. Decision of the judges is final.

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/student-awards,-competitions-scholarships/gunlogson-open-competiton.aspx

Managing Organization: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

Contact:
Sarah Cook
cook@asabe.com

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
1. Contestants shall be Student Members of ASABE and undergraduates at the time their design projects are conducted. Membership numbers must be provided on the application. <ul> <li>Candidates will be declared ineligible for the competition if more than two semesters have elapsed between the awarding of their undergraduate degree and the submission deadline. For example, students that graduated with B.S. degrees in Spring 2016 are ineligible for the 2017 competition.</li> <li>Membership in a local Student Branch will not substitute for Student Membership in ASABE.</li> <li>Projects may be conceived and executed by multiple contestants. All members of the design groups must be eligible as outlined above.</li> <li>A maximum of 3 teams are allowed from each department. Faculty design advisors are recommended to select the top three teams from their design courses to participate in the Open competition. If more than three entries are submitted from any department, design course advisors and/or department chairs will be consulted to select the accepted entries; if input is not received from advisors or department chairs by 3 days after the submittal deadline, the first three entries received will be accepted.</li> </ul> 2. Papers submitted for the K. K. Barnes Student Paper Awards Competition or in the AGCO National Design Competition may not be entered in this Student Design Competition.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The purpose of the competition is to encourage undergraduate students to participate in the design of a relevant engineering project and to provide an arena of professional competition for environmentally and biologically related design projects. This competition is complementary to the AGCO National Design Competition, which focuses on agricultural and food related projects, while Gunlogson focuses on environmentally and biologically related projects.

Process

Competitors are required to submit a design report to be judged by an expert panel.

After which, the three teams earning the highest report scores will be required to enter the presentation competition at the ASABE Annual International Meeting.

Criteria

Phase I: Each written submission will be judged by at least three judges in accordance with the Student Design Competition score sheet. Judges shall then forward scores to the Awards Coordinator for selection of top three teams, based on the scores submitted by the judges. If the number of submissions exceeds that which is reasonable for one person to judge, a tiered approach to selection will be adopted (e.g., submissions will be divided into two groups and top 5 submissions from each group will be judged by a third set of judges). A standard normalization procedure will be used, ensuring no one judge will have an undue and unfair influence on the results.

Phase II: The top three teams will be invited to attend the ASABE International Meeting to participate in the oral presentation portion of the competition. Should any of the top three be unable to participate, the next ranking entries shall be invited. Judges will evaluate the oral presentations of participants and the overall impressions and quality of the project as presented. Scores are distributed as shown on attached scoring sheet. Decision of the judges is final.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/student-awards,-competitions-scholarships/gunlogson-open-competiton.aspx

Managing Organization: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

Contact:
Sarah Cook
cook@asabe.com

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
1. Contestants shall be Student Members of ASABE and undergraduates at the time their design projects are conducted. Membership numbers must be provided on the application. <ul> <li>Candidates will be declared ineligible for the competition if more than two semesters have elapsed between the awarding of their undergraduate degree and the submission deadline. For example, students that graduated with B.S. degrees in Spring 2016 are ineligible for the 2017 competition.</li> <li>Membership in a local Student Branch will not substitute for Student Membership in ASABE.</li> <li>Projects may be conceived and executed by multiple contestants. All members of the design groups must be eligible as outlined above.</li> <li>A maximum of 3 teams are allowed from each department. Faculty design advisors are recommended to select the top three teams from their design courses to participate in the Open competition. If more than three entries are submitted from any department, design course advisors and/or department chairs will be consulted to select the accepted entries; if input is not received from advisors or department chairs by 3 days after the submittal deadline, the first three entries received will be accepted.</li> </ul> 2. Papers submitted for the K. K. Barnes Student Paper Awards Competition or in the AGCO National Design Competition may not be entered in this Student Design Competition.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.