2015 International Student Competition on Cold-Formed Steel Design
The mission of the International Student Competition on Cold-Formed Steel Design (CFS Design Competition) is to promote higher education in cold-formed steel structural design and to encourage students to use creative thinking skills to solve engineering problems.
After the successful 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 competitions, the 2014 Competition is hosted again at the University of North Teas. We encourage the participation of any students at any level in any major as long as you are creative, interested in designing things, and eager to learn new technologies.
Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute, www.cfsei.org
National Science Foundation, www.nsf.gov
American Iron and Steel Institute, www.steel.org
American Society of Civil Engineers, Committee of Cold-Formed Members, www.asce.org
University of North Texas, www.unt.edu
The 2015 CFS Design Competition is open to all full-time students at any level. All student entrants are required to work on the problem individually, and no team solutions are accepted.
Roger A. LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E., Distinguished Teaching Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology, US.
Rick Haws, P.E., NBS Group Services, A Nucor Company.
Yuanqi Li, Ph.D., Professor, Tongji University, China.
Yared Shifferaw Bayleyegn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Drexel University, US.
Cheng Yu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of North Texas, US.
September 30, 2015 Submission deadline. All submissions shall be received electrically before 6:00 pm at student entrant's local time.
November 2015 Winners selected by the Judging Panel.
December 2015 Winners announced.
January 2016 Awards mailed to the winning students.
1st place student will receive a $600 USD monetary award.
2nd place student will receive a $400 USD monetary award.
3rd place student will received a $250 USD monetary award.
The top 25% students will received Tier 1 Honorable Mention Recognition.
All participating students will received free CFSEI student membership.
The winning designs will be recognized and exhibited at appropriate platforms such as professional conferences, websites and news letters.
The 2015 CFS Design Competition Problem:
What is Cold-Formed Steel?
Cold-formed steel - Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_formed_steel
CCFSS Cold-Formed Steel for Students. http://www.ccfssonline.org/Student/Student.html
For More Information:
Additional questions on the competition subject, CUFSM software, and submissions should be addressed to:
Cheng Yu, Associate Professor
University of North Texas
3940 E. Elm St., Suite F115
Denton, TX 76207
Last updated 4/17/15