Water Environment Federation Student Design Competition

Ages:Undergraduate

Types:Submission, Presentation

Categories:engineering, Environment, Urban Planning

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

The WEF Student Design Competition promotes real-world design experience for students interested in pursuing education and careers in water and wastewater engineering and science. The competition tasks individuals or teams of students to prepare and present a design that helps solve a water quality issue. Teams evaluate alternative ideas, perform calculations, and recommend solutions in the form of an engineering report and presentation. The competition is available at the undergraduate student level. University teams must be from member universities in the WEF.

The Student Design Competition begins at the Member Association (MA) level. Each MA develops their own Student Design Competition based on the chosen design problem. The winner of MA competitions are invited to compete at WEFTEC in the coming year.

Prepare and present a design that helps solve a water quality issue. In either of two areas:

  • Wastewater Design: The Wastewater Design Competition is intended to include design projects that traditionally address a challenge within a water resource recovery facility, e.g. hydraulic capacity design, upgrades to existing treatment systems, biosolids handling, etc.
  • Environmental Design: The Environmental Design Competition is intended to include design projects that address challenges within the broader water environment, e.g. water reuse, stormwater management, wetland construction, etc.

Designs are first reviewed on the local or regional level from affiliated Member Associations in the WEF. Top teams from each Member Association are then invited to participate in the final competition at the WEFTEC each year. See the competition website for exact review rubrics.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://wef.org/membership/students-and-young-professionals2/student-design/

Managing Organization: Water Environment Federation

Contact:
Lauren Zuravnsky
lzuravnsky@hrsd.com

Entry Fee: $0

This competition is open to students in Undergraduate.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The WEF Student Design Competition promotes real-world design experience for students interested in pursuing education and careers in water and wastewater engineering and science. The competition tasks individuals or teams of students to prepare and present a design that helps solve a water quality issue. Teams evaluate alternative ideas, perform calculations, and recommend solutions in the form of an engineering report and presentation. The competition is available at the undergraduate student level. University teams must be from member universities in the WEF.

The Student Design Competition begins at the Member Association (MA) level. Each MA develops their own Student Design Competition based on the chosen design problem. The winner of MA competitions are invited to compete at WEFTEC in the coming year.

Process

Prepare and present a design that helps solve a water quality issue. In either of two areas:
  • Wastewater Design: The Wastewater Design Competition is intended to include design projects that traditionally address a challenge within a water resource recovery facility, e.g. hydraulic capacity design, upgrades to existing treatment systems, biosolids handling, etc.
  • Environmental Design: The Environmental Design Competition is intended to include design projects that address challenges within the broader water environment, e.g. water reuse, stormwater management, wetland construction, etc.

Criteria

Designs are first reviewed on the local or regional level from affiliated Member Associations in the WEF. Top teams from each Member Association are then invited to participate in the final competition at the WEFTEC each year. See the competition website for exact review rubrics.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://wef.org/membership/students-and-young-professionals2/student-design/

Managing Organization: Water Environment Federation

Contact:
Lauren Zuravnsky
lzuravnsky@hrsd.com

Entry Fee: $0

This competition is open to students in Undergraduate.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.