Engineering schools gear up for CAGI Innovation Awards contest


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.

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