Grand Haven High School Extreme Redesign winnersEthan Koeppe & Ethan McMillan's Math All Over Boundaries (Grand Haven High School, MI).
The leading manufacturer of 3D printers and production systems for prototyping and manufacturing revealed the lucky competition victors last night (April 4th).
The international contest encourages students to submit an innovative product design, a redesign or an existing product, or an original work of art or architecture.
Stratasys is handing the top three student winners $2,500 (£1,643, €1.935) or $1,000 scholarships in each of the categories of Middle and High School Engineering, College Engineering, and Art and Architecture. Instructors of each of the three first-place winners will receive a tablet PC for classroom use.
Winners were selected by a distinguished panel of independent judges from industry. This year's judges were Patrick Gannon from the RP+M division of Thogus, Todd Grimm of TAGrimm & Associates, and Ian Kovacevich from Enventys.
Designs are awarded based on creativity, part integrity, aesthetics and usefulness. Each entry is required to be a sound mechanical design, realistic and achievable, and needs to include a clear written description of the design.
This year's competition also included the award category Engineering a Difference, in which students competed for a bonus prize. Students whose designs were aimed at solving a great societal challenge had the chance to win a gift card worth $250.
This year's finalists in the College Engineering category also had their designs examined to see if they had potential for a licensing agreement and commercialisation by a manufacturer. The process was completed together with online inventor community Edison Nation, which operates the TV show Everyday Edisons.
After considering the final entries, Edison Nation identified one submission as having strong potential for submission to the licensing search process and a potential future licensing agreement. The company will recommend steps the entrant should take to pursue this possibility.
College Engineering Category
1st Crawler 2.0; Andrew Roderick/Brian Booth, Andrews Univ., Berrien Springs, Michigan
2nd Multi-Rack; Sandra Wojtecki/Helena Skonieczna, Ryerson Univ., Toronto, Ontario
3rd Snack Cup; Sivan Arbel/Julia Mozheyko, Ryerson Univ., Toronto, Ontario
Art & Architecture Category
1st Emergent Automated Mfg; Connor Nicholas, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, Georgia
2nd Virtual Organic Glasses; Hichang Ki; IDAS, Seoul, South Korea
3rd Running Charger; Max Meaker, Kentridge H.S. Kent, Washington
Middle/High School Engineering Category
1st Magnesium Fire Starter; Josh Ryan, Grand Haven H.S., Michigan
2nd Math Over All Boundaries; Ethan Koeppe/Ethan McMillan, Grand Haven H.S., Michigan
3rd Easy Open Bottle Cap; Zachary Sia, Pittsford Mendon H.S., Pittsford, New York
Edison Nation Pick
Crawler 2.0; Andrew Roderick, Brian Booth; Andrews Univ; Berrien Springs, Michigan. The description for this design is confidential at this time.