WERC Environmental Design Contest

Ages:Undergraduate, Graduate

Types:Submission, Performance, Presentation

Categories:Energy, Engineering, Environment, STEM

Scope:International

Registration Opens
Oct 1, 2022 8:00am
America/Denver

Registration Closes
Mar 1, 2023 10:59pm
America/Denver

http://werc.nmsu.edu/

Students competing in the WERC Environmental Design Contest are awarded over $30k in cash prizes for their solutions to engineering tasks posed by industry partners and government agencies.

The contest models an engineering Request for Proposals. Students serve as consulting engineers as they hone teamwork skills and solve challenging real-world problems. Engineering professionals judge the competition and serve as mentors through each contest stage: Technical Report, Oral Presentation, and Bench-scale Demonstration.

Students can network with experts from academia, government, and industry. The rigorous requirements develop an entrepreneurial mindset in the students and help engineering departments meet all 7 ABET benchmarks.

Each year the WERC contest provides a series of engineering design tasks for students to complete. Alternatively, students can enter the Open Task division to pose and solve their own design challenge. Teams work on their projects at their home college/university and bring finished working prototypes to the WERC contest at NMSU.
2023 Tasks:
- Microplastics
- Vehicle-to-Grid Resiliency
- Water Reuse for Rural Communities
- Reducing Evaporation in Freshwater Ponds
- Recovering Ammonia from Oil & Gas Produced Water
- NASA Task (TBA)
- Open Task

See competition website
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://werc.nmsu.edu/

Managing Organization: New Mexico State University

Contact:
Ginger Scarbrough
werc@nmsu.edu

Entry Fee: $950

Eligibility:
College teams of undergraduate students from across the United States and abroad. May include a small number of early graduate students.

Registration Opens
Oct 1, 2022 8:00am
America/Denver

Registration Closes
Mar 1, 2023 10:59pm
America/Denver

Overview

Students competing in the WERC Environmental Design Contest are awarded over $30k in cash prizes for their solutions to engineering tasks posed by industry partners and government agencies.

The contest models an engineering Request for Proposals. Students serve as consulting engineers as they hone teamwork skills and solve challenging real-world problems. Engineering professionals judge the competition and serve as mentors through each contest stage: Technical Report, Oral Presentation, and Bench-scale Demonstration.

Students can network with experts from academia, government, and industry. The rigorous requirements develop an entrepreneurial mindset in the students and help engineering departments meet all 7 ABET benchmarks.

Process

Each year the WERC contest provides a series of engineering design tasks for students to complete. Alternatively, students can enter the Open Task division to pose and solve their own design challenge. Teams work on their projects at their home college/university and bring finished working prototypes to the WERC contest at NMSU.
2023 Tasks:
- Microplastics
- Vehicle-to-Grid Resiliency
- Water Reuse for Rural Communities
- Reducing Evaporation in Freshwater Ponds
- Recovering Ammonia from Oil & Gas Produced Water
- NASA Task (TBA)
- Open Task

Criteria

See competition website

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://werc.nmsu.edu/

Managing Organization: New Mexico State University

Contact:
Ginger Scarbrough
werc@nmsu.edu

Entry Fee: 950

Eligibility:
College teams of undergraduate students from across the United States and abroad. May include a small number of early graduate students.

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Oct 1, 2022 8:00am
America/Denver

Registration Closes
Mar 1, 2023 10:59pm
America/Denver

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