innovative product development from a material structures
design perspective with its annual Materials Design
Competition. The theme for the 2007 competition was “Design of Material Structures” and
prizes were awarded to entries in the Smart/Electronic
All entries were evaluated on concept originality, design
element integration, technical feasibility, clarity of
supporting documentation, technical and materials rationale,
efficacy of the proposed commercialization of the idea,
and viability of economic cost analysis.
received US$1,000 for first place, US$500 for second
place, and complimentary student registration for the
2007 International Conference & Exhibition
at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C., USA,
October 2-4, 2007.