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Interested in judging innovative engineering design student work?


Judging includes:

  • A one hour live judge training webinar.
  • Three to five hours of evaluating student work during the judging window.
  • Judging is done entirely online and at your leisure. You can start and stop as needed and your work will be saved. 
  • A record of the portfolios assigned to you as a judge is kept in your personal Innovation Portal account and can be accessed at any time to document volunteer hours.

2018 Engineering Design Competition

​​​​​​​Webinar Training

  • January 17, 2018 3:00 PM Eastern
  • January 17, 2018 6:00 PM Eastern
  • January 18, 2018 12:00 PM Eastern
  • January 22, 2018 3:00 PM Eastern

Self-paced judging window

  • January 23 to February 6

Sign up to judge this competition

2018 Kansas City Competitions

Webinar Training

  • March 29, 2018 4:00 PM Central
  • April 3, 2018 9:00 AM Central
  • April 3, 2018 4:00 PM Central
  • April 4, 2018 4:00 PM Central

Self-paced judging window

  • April 6 to April 23

Sign up to judge this competition

Interested in hosting your design competition on the Innovation Portal?

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Hosting a competition includes:

  • Recruiting students to submit their work to your competition.
  • Providing prizes to winning teams.
  • Recruiting judges to evaluate student work.
  • Designating a competition administrator to managing the logistics of your competition.
  • Most competitions culminate in a real-world event to recognize student work.
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Download the Competition flyers below detailing winning projects from some of the competitions hosted on the Innovation Portal

Read about both current and past opportunities offered through the Innovation Portal on the OPPORTUNITIES PAGE