MADMEC VII: Materials Science Solutions for Sustainability
Materials science can provide solutions for energy storage, building efficiency, transportation, and many other critical needs in today's society. MADMEC invites student teams to develop and build prototypes that address these and more challenges. To learn more about the competition and meet previous winners, please come to an info session on April 16 at noon in the Chipman Room, 6-104. Lunch will be served. MADMEC is a joint venture between MIT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Saint Gobain, BP, and the Dow Chemical Company.
The three winning teams of MADMEC VII will receive the following prizes:
1st Prize: $10,000
2nd Prize: $6,000
3rd Prize: $4,000
Winning teams of each of the MADMEC "Design Events" will receive $500.
MADMEC VI DETAILS:
MADMEC VII will center around the theme of "Materials Science Solutions for Sustainability."
Each team will design their own challenge and prototype. All teams will still be competing against each other regardless of the the challenge selected. Teams accepted into MADMEC VII will receive $1000 funding to build their prototypes.
The most sucessful contest entries will be those that leverage advanced or novel applications of materials research, or incorporate materials science solutions in a creative manner. However, the primary intent of this contest is to engage students in prototyping, design and device fabrication, while elucidating the materials engineer's role in alternative energy development. Therefore prototypes are not necessarily required to be materials-centric. Good ideas, designs, and prototypes are the main emphasis of the contest.
All intellectual property (IP) generated during the contest will be wholly owned by the inventors. Dow, BP, or Saint Gobain will not claim a stake in your IP due to participation in MADMEC.
MADMEC is a team-based competition. Teams must include 2 to 5 members, comprised of MIT students only. At least two members of each team must be a full-time graduate or undergraduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Graduates with 2013 degree dates are still eligible to participate. Additional information can be found on the rules page.
Teams must submit their registration information and proposals by May 30.