This showcase and competition highlights many of the school’s engineering design projects and represent our students’ success. The competition is open to all engineering design projects for each discipline of engineering. The evening will host 80+ judges made up of engineering alumni and local industry to help with the poster session competition.   

Part of the event will be open from 4:30-7:00pm to the public, online.  So everyone is welcome!! Awards will be announced around 6:30pm. Please see the public information below for more details about the public event. 


Click the link above for more information about team registration and logistics.
Registration Opens: March 1st Deadline: April 1st


This competition is open to the public. Click the link above for more information and logistics.


We are looking for judges!  Click the link above to find out more information and to register as a judge!


Check the link above to read about some of the participating teams. 

4:30-6:00pm (judged competition)
4:30-7:00pm (open to the public)
6:15pm - Awards Ceremony 

OVER $14,000 in Prizes!


Award categories are subject to change

TOP Award:  

$5000        Woods Leazar Innovation Award - First Place: Excellence in Engineering

Top Level Awards: 

$1000        Excellence in Freshman Engineering Design Award- Teams must ONLY have freshman members

$1000        Excellence in Underclassman or Club Engineering Design Award- Teams must involve non-senior students

$1000        Excellence in Capstone Engineering Design Award- Teams must be from a capstone/senior engineering design course (2 Awards)

Category Awards:

$750             Best Interdisciplinary Engineering Design Award: Students on team must come from 2 or more disciplines

$500             Best Conceptual or Computational Modeling Engineering Design Award- Team must have NO physical prototype

$500             Best Technology for Low-Resource Settings Design Award 

$500             Best Energy-Related Engineering Design Award 

$500             Best Medical Device Technology Award

$500             Best Environment and Sustainability Engineering Design Award 

$500             Best Computational Technologies for Health and Wellness Design Award 

$500             Best Gaming, Creative or Innovative Technology Award

$500           Best Aerospace or Transportation Technology Award 

$500             Best Robotics Technology Award

Crowd Voted:

$500             People's Choice Award - voted on by judges, faculty, staff, students, participants and guests

Contact us

Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
Rice University

6100 Main Street MS 390 | Houston, Texas | 77005

Phone: 713.348.OEDK


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