About The Contest

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The 2020 ASCE Innovation Contest was a great success

The winners are below.  Please visit the links to read more about them in
Civil Engineering Source, ASCE's News and Information Hub

 Undergraduate Student Innovation Award 
ASCE recognized KLAW Industries (and $1,000 prize) at the 2020 ASCE Innovation Contest during the ASCE 2020 Convention in October.


Innovation Contest Award
ASCE recognized Roboterr (and $5,000 prize) at the 2020 ASCE Innovation Contest during the ASCE 2020 Convention in October.

“We developed this solution as a response to the difficulties we met in our day-to-day activities on the worksite. ”

Innovation Contest Award
ASCE recognized the E-Bin app and its co-founders, Supal and Robert Pauley,  (and $5,000 prize) at the 2020 ASCE Innovation Contest during the ASCE 2020 Convention in October.

The E-Bin app – which can be downloaded for free in the Apple app store or Google Play store – simplifies the recycling process while also incentivizing behavior by establishing a system of rewards.

Grand Challenge Award
ASCE recognized the team of Matthew Falcone, Erin Kowalsky, Timothy Purvis and Kaylyn Sinisgalli  (and $5,000 prize) at the 2020 Innovation Contest during the ASCE 2020 Convention in October.

An interdisciplinary team of Georgia Tech students turned its capstone design into River Recon, a microplastic detection device that aims to revolutionize the way water pollution is tracked.


For 2021, the Industry Leaders Council is taking some time to evaluate the past five years of this project and will announce its plans for the future of this effort sometime in June 2021.    We are  encouraging all past participants, winners, entrepreneurs, innovators and interested observers, to summit innovation focused papers and plan to attend the 2021 ASCE Convention.  Innovation across the Convention incudes a pre-conference Innovation Boot Camp, conferences sessions focused on innovation, and  the national competition of the Blue Sky Innovation Contest.

This is a pilot contest that is offered at the following five ASCE student conferences: Carolinas, North Central, Rocky Mountain, Southeast, and Texas-Mexico Student Conferences.  
Participants in this contest are using the ASCE Future World Vision as the contest’s technical base.   Students are unconstrained in their development of innovations for the built environment. Take this challenge and learn how to develop an innovation from a great idea into a product that delivers a solution for now as far into the future as 2070.