UTEK 2018 will be happening on
January 13, 2018 to January 14, 2018!

Competition Schedule For Competitors and Judges

Senior Design

Participants work in teams to address technological engineering problems using Arduino Robotic kits. Teams are evaluated on features such as novelty, practicality, & usability.

Junior Design

Participants work in teams to develop a solution to a creative design problem using affordable, everyday materials. Teams are evaluated on criteria such as effectiveness, originality, and scalability.


Participants work in teams to develop a solution to a real life engineering problem that requires consideration of the environmental, economical, and technical costs of their design.


Participants work in teams to solve a problem that can be addressed through a software solution. Teams are evaluated based on criteria such as practicality, ease-of-use, and capability.

Innovative Design

Participants work to create an innovative product, process, or service to address a market need. Judges evaluate based on novelty and economic feasibility of the solution.

Parliamentary Debate

Participants debate an engineering related resolution in parliamentary debate structure. Judges evaluate participants on their ability to defend their stance through logic and reasoning.


Participants are asked to explain an engineering or scientific concept in simplified terms. Judges evaluate the participant’s ability to coherently and concisely communicate their point.


Participants are asked to take an existing engineering concept, product, technique, system or technology and provide improvements or modifications on the original design to suit an alternate situation or application.