Beginning this week, three information sessions will be held for Case Western Reserve University’s annual Saint-Gobain Student Design Competition. The info sessions will be held Sept. 4 and Sept. 10 at 5:30 p.m. in Nord Hall 310B and Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in Cleveland Institute of Art G105B.
Undergraduate and graduate students from the Case School of Engineering, the Weatherhead School of Management, the Cleveland Institute of Art and physics and chemistry majors from the College of Arts and Sciences are invited to participate in the student-led competition.
The challenge is to design and build a prototype device that takes an existing material(s) and, using principles of materials science and engineering, creates a novel and innovative use for the material(s) in the device that solves a challenge for society. Strong preference is given for those projects that would have significant improvements and applications in energy usage and sustainability.
The first, second and third place teams will receive $9,000, $4,000 and $2,000 prizes, respectively.