Engineering schools gear up for CAGI Innovation Awards contest

Source: PlantServices.com

Nov 06, 2009

The Compressed Air and Gas Institute (CAGI) has announced the six engineering schools that will be participating in the 2009-2010 Innovation Awards contest.

Last year’s winning school, Virginia Tech, is competing in this year’s contest with student teams from Buffalo State College, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, Texas A & M University and Georgia Tech. The Innovation Awards are an invitation-only awards program to challenge mechanical engineering undergraduates to create innovative designs using compressed air as the power source. Students submit their air-powered designs for judging by industry experts.

Each design submission will be evaluated for innovation, marketability and presentation. First-place teams will receive $2,500 and will also see $8,000 awarded to their schools. The second-place team will receive $1,500, with $4,000 going to their school. Results will be announced April 12, 2010.

For more information about CAGI and the Innovation Awards, visit www.cagi.org.