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Saint-Gobain Student Design Competition information session

Do you have an idea that will solve a problem in society? Do you want a chance to win $9,000 while working with a team of colleagues and mentors, and gaining recognition from industry leaders, CWRU faculty and the Cleveland community?

If so, consider entering the Saint-Gobain Student Design Competition. As part of the competition, students design and build a prototype device that takes an existing material and, using principles of materials science and engineering, creates a new and innovative use for it that solves a problem for society.

Create a team of undergraduate and graduate students from CWRU engineering, management, physics and chemistry departments, and the Cleveland Institute of Art.

The Saint-Gobain competition gives students the opportunity to:

  • Network with students and faculty members with a wide range of talents in various disciplines to create a well-rounded prototype;
  • Experience the process of prototyping, design and device fabrication to leverage advanced or novel applications of materials research and design in a creative manner;
  • Build their résumés while receiving a chance to win prize money, which is awarded to first and second place teams in the semifinals and to first, second and third place teams in the finals; and
  • Gain recognition from CWRU faculty and staff, Saint-Gobain, potential employers and local media for your prototype device.

An information session about the competition will be held Monday, Nov. 21, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Thwing Center, Room 101.

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