The 27th International Environmental Design Contest will be held April 2-5, 2017
For questions about the contest please contact: Roseann Thompson, Research Scientist
Our current plan is to hold the contest at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum in Las Cruces (Directions). Please be aware that this may change based on the number of teams that register.
|Contest Registration Due||December 16, 2016|
|Entry Fee Due||January 13, 2017|
|Written Report Due||March 17, 2017|
|Safety Summary, MSDS Sheets, and Flow Sheet Due||March 24, 2017|
|Equipment Transportation Form Due||March 24, 2017|
|Opening Ceremonies/Safety Meeting (mandatory)||April 2, 2017 @ 6:30pm|
Number of Teams Registered as of:
|Task 1 – Open||9|
|Task 2 – Passive Solar Distillation of ARD Waters||8|
|Task 3 – Tailings Dust Emissions||4|
|Task 4 – Internet of Science and Engineering||3|
This year we have had a company that has created an Ecosystem tool offer a free 6-month free evaluation period for participants in their Beta program. WERC/IEE is not endorsing the program as we have not used it; however, it may be helpful for the teams. Please be aware that depending on when you download it, it may time out before the contest so please back up your files (see #6 of the Primary Features). WERC/IEE is not affiliated with the company and will not be able to act on your behalf. Information from the company:
Benefits of Ecosystem to Design Teams Participating in the 27th International Environmental Design Contest
For the 3 confirmed tasks for 2017 (Open, Passive Solar Distillation of ARD Waters, and Reducing Tailings Dust Emissions), the Ecosystem for Learning and Team Design can help teams participating in the 27th International Environmental Design Contest
- systematically capture and prioritize the requirements,
- conduct objective analysis of concept design candidates,
- communicate effectively through the message board provided.
The Ecosystem Ver. 1.0 is a comprehensive design decision support system, whose central goal is to uncover design oversights early in the design process. It is a generic framework for engineering design, that provides guidance to designers through the design process, and offers real-time notifications in case of oversights.
You can download the Ecosystem SW from: http://www.imagars.com/download-ecosystem-6month/
Point of Contact for the Design Contest:
Roseann Thompson, Research Scientist