ARMA Student Design Competition 2021

19 April – 23 June 2021


Announcement of winners at the 55th U.S. Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium (PDF)

Call for entries

For information only. This competition has concluded.

Invitation from University of Kentucky and Virginia Tech ARMA Student Chapters

The ARMA Student Design Competition (ARMA-SDC), a new initiative which is jointly organized by the University of Kentucky and Virginia Tech ARMA student chapters, offers undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to test their knowledge, creativity, team-work, and problem-solving skills by exposing them to a real-life rock engineering-related case-study problem. ITASCA Consulting Group and the College of Engineering of the University of Kentucky will be the official sponsors of ARMA-SDC 2021. ITASCA will provide data for the case-study problem, software, and funding for the prizes. Participating teams can use any available analysis technique considering the rock engineering design principles. The teams will have time to prepare a solution for the problem which will be reviewed by the judging panel. The best projects will be selected as finalists to prepare an oral presentation to defend their proposal against the competition judges. The oral presentations will take place prior to the 55th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium and the winners of this competition will be awarded during the symposium.

For further details and updates, please visit the ARMA-SDC 2021 website.

ARMA Student Design Competition 2021 promotional flyer (PDF)

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