[2014 Rules will be coming soon.]
A month prior to the competition date, teams will submit a paper including their filter design and their strategy for assessing and tackling the problem outlined in the environmental competition rules. The competition itself involves constructing a water filter on site and testing the efficiency of the assembled filter by pouring mock dirty water through it. To build a filter, teams bring their own materials based on a given list of acceptable materials. Teams are given a designated space within which they will construct their pre-designed filters. Upon completing the filter, each team is given the same amount of contaminated water to pour through their filters. Samples will then be taken of each team’s filtered water, tested and scored by judges.After the building and testing portion is complete, team presentations take place. The teams are judged and scored based on paper, construction, presentation, and test results and the top three teams are announced at the banquet that night.
All teams are required to submit 1 bound copy of their written technical paper to the address below
and postmarked by the submission date below. Also, the final design report must be emailed in
electronic (PDF) format to [email protected] by March 15th, 2013 at 11:59
San Jose State University
Attn: ASCE Daniel Wanner
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0083
Postmarked No Later Than: Friday, March 15, 2013
Registration: Postmarked Friday, November 16th, 2012
Questions and Material Requests: Sunday, December 2nd, 2012
Addenda: Sunday, December 16th, 2012Design Report: Friday, March 15th, 2013
The rules have been announced in Mailer I which is available below.
The following details the confirmation status for each Conference Member via registration. If there are any questions, contact us at [email protected].