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Student Hackathon

2021 ASME-CIE Hackathon: Identifying, Extracting, Analyzing Value from Large Unstructured Data Sets in Mechanical Engineering

Virtually August 14-15, 2021

In conjunction with IDETC/CIE 2021

Sponsored by
ASME Computers & Information in Engineering Division (CIE) &
ASME Technical Events and Content (TEC) Sector Council

The Hackathon organizers seek your help in developing the problems for the event. Click here to see the Call for CIE Hackathon Topic Ideas.

Registration Details Here

  • Limited capacity
  • $25 for Hackathon event (can be done as a conference add on or stand-alone)
    • The italic Hackathon workshop option on the Orchid registration site is to add this on to a full conference registration

Important Dates:

  • Sign up Deadline July 30th 11:59pm EDT
  • August 14, 2021: Hackathon Kick-off
  • August 15, afternoon: Due for Hackathon deliverables
  • August 15, evening: Awarding ceremony

*By registering for the Student Hackathon, you agree to allow your information to be shared with other registrants and volunteer leaders for the purpose of communicating event information and intra team communication.

Introduction and Agenda

This 2021 ASME-CIE Hackathon is co-located with the International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. The Hackathon is sponsored by the ASME Technical Events and Content (TEC) Sector Council and the ASME Computers & Information in Engineering Division (CIE) with the goal to build multi-stakeholder (society-university-industry) relations and impact the quality and quantity of data-skilled mechanical engineers. The ASME-CIE 2021 Hackathon is an emerging event held by ASME and is expected to become one of the signature events of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME).

 

Date Time (CDT) Agenda (Times are subject to changes and will be finalized closer to the event)
DAY 1, August 14 2:00 – 3:00 pm Online check-in and virtual platform testing
3:00 – 4:15 pm Hackathon kick-off and introduction of topic areas
4:15 – 5:15 pm Team formation and meeting with your mentors
5:15 – 8:30 pm Problem formulation and proposal submission (Tutorial and Q&A session will run in parallel from 6:30 to 7:30 pm)
8:30 – 10:30 pm Hackathon continues; pitching ideas based on the preliminary proposal/project plan (Tutorial and Q&A session will run in parallel from 9:00 to 10:00 pm)
DAY 2, August 15 8:30 – 8:45 am Day 2 kick-off and general Q&A
8:45 – 9:15 am Judging criteria introduction
9:15 – 12:00 pm Hackathon pitch time (Tutorial and Q&A session will run in parallel from 10:00 to 11:00 am)
1:00 – 4:00 pm Hackathon pitch time (Tutorial and Q&A session will run in parallel from 2:00 to 3:00 am)
4:00 – 4:30 pm Project submission
4:30 – 6:00 pm Project presentations
6:30 – 7:00 pm Judge discussion and deliberation
7:00 – 8:00 pm Awards and closing ceremony

Award Information

  • First Place: $TBA
  • Second Place: $TBA
  • Third Place: $TBA

Note: Teams will be judged in each problem tropic area, and awardees will be selected separately.

Eligibility

Both students and non-students (e.g., researchers from national labs, professionals from industry, etc.) are welcome to attend the Hackathon and experience the exciting competitions. Participants can register for the event as (1) a student or (2) a non-student. Note: non-student groups include any group with a non-student member, even in the case when several members of the group are students. Per the funding objective, non-student participants are not eligible for travel awards and prizes. Each group category will be independently assessed and will receive their own rankings within the group category.

2020 Theme

This was the theme of 2020, the committee is considering a variation of this theme for 2021 and it will be updated once set.

Hackathon Problems

(To be announced)

Teamwork

Hackathon is a teamwork. You do not need to have all the skills – that's what TEAMWORK is for! Please join us if you have:

  • Creative or innovative ideas
  • Business or marketing talents
  • Data science or statistics concepts
  • Domain knowledge and critical thinking
  • Computational linguistics skills
  • Programming skills

Hackathon Team and Presentation

  • All participants must be registered by July 30th. Everyone will be placed in a team up to three members. You may form your own. All implementation must be based on the original work.
  • Each Hackathon team will continue their own meetings via their own chosen platform of choice and hacking exercises during the two days between 08/14/21 and 08/15/21.
  • Each team needs to present their teamwork including the technical approach and the results.

*By registering for the Student Hackathon, you agree to allow your information to be shared with other registrants and volunteer leaders for the purpose of communicating event information and intra team communication.

Thanks and Recognition

The following individuals have offered advice, suggestions, support, and help in different ways for this first ASME hackathon. We appreciate everyone’s commitment to this exciting event for our students and our community.