Mead Paper

National Competition Rules

The rules for the Daniel W. Mead Competition Paper are written and governed by ASCE National. Each school should have received an official copy of the rules from ASCE. Any school who has not received an official copy of the rules should contact the host school, UNC Charlotte, immediately.

The topic for the 2017 Mead Paper Competition is:

"Is it ethical for university engineering faculty to teach technical subject matter to engineering students without obtaining professional licensure?"

The rules can be found on the official ASCE website here:

http://www.asce.org/mead-student/

Carolinas Conference Competition Rules

The rules for the Daniel W. Mead Competition Paper are identical to those for the national competition.  To compete at the Carolinas Conference, students must submit their final paper via e-mail (the file must be in PDF format) to arrive no later than 5:00PM, March 10, 2017, to the following e-mail address:

Dr. Janos Gergely, jgergely@uncc.edu

Competing students will also be required to give a formal presentation in person during the conference. MS PowerPoint software will be available for student presentations, if desired.

Scoring

The overall score for the competition shall be as indicated below:

Paper                          50 %

Presentation               50 %

The judging shall be subjective as determined by the head judge of the competition.

*Remember, in order to qualify for any 2017 national ASCE competition, Steel Bridge or Concrete Canoe, each school must write and present a Mead Paper at the 2017 Carolinas Conference, along with the criteria of qualifying for the Steel Bridge or Concrete Canoe competition.