|Your university or college team (or teams) is invited to participate in the annual International Environmental Design Contest in competition for recognition, awards, travel opportunities, and cash prizes. Your team(s) can compete in one or more tasks designed to overcome environmentally-related challenges, and at the contest – held at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM – your team will demonstrate a working bench-scale model of the process(es) you develop.|
Registration and Entry Fee
Registration Deadline: TBD
The entry fee for each participating university team is $950, which accommodates up to five team members and one faculty member for the first task your university enters. You may enter as many teams as your university would like, in any of the tasks.
For schools that wish to take on additional tasks each task requires a registration fee of $650 which will accommodate up to four team members and a faculty advisor.
Additional team members or advisors can be added for $150 per person.
Based on previous experience with teams that have earned top honors in the design contest, we recommend that your team include a combination of graduate or undergraduate students from various disciplines, such as engineering, food science, technical writing, science, health, law, business, and other related fields.
Bench-Scale Operating Permit and Chemicals
Bench-Scale Operating Permit
Award amounts are subject to change based on the number of teams participating, available funding and sponsorship. If there are less than four (4) teams competing in a task, that task may be combined into a category to compete with other tasks that also have less than four (4) teams competing.
First Place Award per task $2,500
Other possible awards may include: Outstanding Paper Presentation, Outstanding Oral Presentation, Outstanding Poster Presentation, Outstanding Bench-Scale Presentation, and others selected by the judges.
An Equipment Form describing equipment being shipped to Engineering New Mexico Resource Network for the contest must be received via email no later than TBD. It is recommended that you ship your equipment to Las Cruces via UPS, Federal Express, etc., to simplify transportation demands. Prior arrangements must be made in advance for return of equipment to your school. Since we will be receiving many shipments, you should mark your shipping containers with your school name and number of boxes (i.e. 2 of 4).
Engineering New Mexico Resource Network
Although we would prefer that no packages over 100 lbs. be shipped, they should be shipped to:
|Contest Registration||December 16 2016|
|Entry Fee||January 13, 2017|
|Written Report||March 17, 2017|
|Safety Summary, MSDS Sheets, and Flow Sheet||March 24, 2017|
|Equipment Transportation Form||March 24, 2017|
|Opening Ceremonies/Safety Meeting (mandatory)||April 2, 2017 – 6:30 pm|