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asbe Design Challenge Submissions 2020

asbe Design Challenge Submissions 2020

The asbe Foundation Annual Awards Banquet will be held on:
Tuesday April 28, 2020 at the University Center (building UC 1 on the map) on the Macomb Community College Center Campus

Participation in the Design Challenge keeps curriculum current, encourages student creativity, provides an industry based activity, and reinforces your Drafting and Art programs. The educational benefit of the Competition is to give students a problem that requires the practical application of the Design Process.

The Design Process starts with a concept sketch or idea, is then refined, and finally developed into a functional part. Students are given an industry based problem and are challenged with finding a design solution. Design Concept and Engineering Design are the two categories of the Design Challenge Competition and together they utilize the components of the Design Process. CAD Drafting and artistic skills that students have gained in their classes can be directly applied to an automotive based design problem with the Design Challenge.

Two Categories Engage Both Drafting and Art Students

The Design Concept Category will ask the drafting or art student to propose a creative aesthetic design of an automotive based problem. It will require a series of sketches or images to show the evolution of the final design, a final hand or computer-generated rendering of the design, and a one page description of the process that was taken.

The Engineering Design Category asks the drafting student to create a functional design solution to an automotive based problem. The design will be shown using proper orthographic projection with consideration to functionality, materials, fasteners, cost, and safety.


Obtaining the Design Challenge Problems and Instructions
A full description of the Challenge, problems, rules, and CAD file in stp format will be furnished to work from. A pdf file will also be available for those students who don’t have access to a CAD system or who choose to submit a hand drawn entry. The documents and files will be emailed to you in response to your registration, with a link to download.

Cash Prizes
Certificates of Recognition and Cash Prizes are awarded to the top eight winners in each Category: Design Concept and Engineering Design. Best of School awards are given to the best entry in each category from high schools that do not place in the top eight.

Awards Dinner
Winning students and their teachers are invited as our guests to the Annual Awards Dinner where prizes and certificates will be awarded.

  • Contest Materials will be Available September 2019
  • Due Date for Entries is Friday, April 15th, 2020
  • Awards Dinner is April 28th, 2020

Event Properties

Event Date 09-24-2019
Event End Date 04-15-2020
Registration Start Date 09-18-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 139
Cut off date 04-15-2020
Individual Price Free
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