Take Advantage of AM Student Challenge Discovery Pitch

The Additive Manufacturing Student Challenge Discovery Pitch is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present pitches on creative research, case studies and/or applications in additive.

The Additive Manufacturing Student Challenge Discovery Pitch is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present pitches on creative research, case studies and/or applications in additive.

The Additive Manufacturing Student Challenge Discovery Pitch provides a forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present 5-minute pitches on their innovative research, case studies and or applications in additive manufacturing. Please note the abstract submission deadline is March 9, 2020.

Eligibility

Abstracts are welcome from undergraduate and graduate students only. Winners are recognized at SME’s RAPID + TCT Awards luncheon event. Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students will need to provide their advisor’s contact information.

Topics

Abstracts should address research, case studies and or applications in any of the following areas:

  • Lightweight and Efficient Structures Using AM
  • Design for AM and/or Topology Optimization
  • Next Generation of AM Technologies
  • Biomedical Applications of AM
  • Modeling and Simulation of Additive Manufacturing Processes
  • Hybrid Systems Manufacturing
  • Material Development and Characterization
  • Advances in Metal, Polymer, Ceramic and Composites Additive Manufacturing
  • Applications of AM Standards
  • Post Processing
  • Quality, Measurement and Inspection
  • Software and Modeling / Digital Thread
  • Economics for the Use of AM

Students must provide an “elevator pitch” to the judges and audience. Presentations will be judged on a number of factors, including:

  • Research/Discovery Content – Objectives/Methodology/Findings
  • Visual Presentation – Organization of PowerPoint Presentation
  • ral Communication – Speaking Style and Delivery
  • Contribution to Industry and/or Industry Advancement, Discovery Social and/or Economic Impact
  • Overall Presentation Impression

Guidelines

Presenters need to present a 5-minute summary of their work to interested attendees and judges. Teams may use visual aids—and present up to one PowerPoint slide. Teams will be limited to 5 minutes for their formal presentations. The judges and audience may ask each team one to two questions. Presentations will need to be submitted 1 week prior to the Challenge date (to be eligible to compete in the Oral Presentation Challenge).

Prizes and Awards

Oral pitches will be judged on April 22 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be two first-place awards (undergraduate and graduate) and two second-place awards (undergraduate and graduate). Cash prizes and awards, listed as follows (subject to the quality of the entries), will be presented at the RAPID + TCT Awards Ceremony luncheon to be held on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Prizes include:

  • First prize—$750; second prize—$500. (Awardees must be present at the Awards Reception to accept the prizes.)
  • A certificate of achievement
  • A complimentary, one-year SME membership
  • A recognition letter sent to the winner with a copy sent to the university advisor/educator
  • A recognition letter sent to a student newspaper/technical publication designated by the winner

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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