The 23rd ESV Conference Organizers welcome you to the 5th Student Safety Technology Design Competition (SSTDC), a competition that offers unique opportunities to students who compete. All undergraduate and graduate students from ESV member countries in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific are invited to participate.
WHAT IS THE SSTDC?
The Student Safety Technology Design Competition gives young scholars an exciting opportunity to design, build, and demonstrate a cost-effective conceptual scale model of a vehicle safety technology.
WHY PARTICIPATE IN THE SSTDC?
- To compete with other students and have the opportunity to present to a live audience of automotive safety professionals at an international technical conference. Finalists for the competition travel to Seoul, Korea for a final presentation.
- The three finalists’ teams from each region compete for top honors at the 23rd ESV 2013 in Seoul, Korea, May 27–30, 2013 and their prototype devices are on display in the Exhibition Hall. An international panel of judges, made up of vehicle safety engineering experts from around the globe, will select a first-place winner team and a runner-up team, and both will receive an award and international recognition for their achievements.
WHO PARTICIPATES IN THE SSTDC?
Teams consisting of university-level seniors and/or graduate students, guided by one faculty advisor, enter a 300-word abstract related to a global vehicle safety research priority.
Entries are judged in each of the three geographical regions and six teams are selected to participate in their regional competition. A panel of safety experts visits each team’s school and evaluates the designs, and selects three finalist teams per region.
Details can be found at: http://www-esv.nhtsa.dot.gov/SSTDC.htm (click on Student Competition Details near the bottom middle of the page)