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Dyson Contest Seeks New Designs

James Callens ’14 Staff Writer

Once again, it’s that time of year! The sun shines, the beaches open, and college students rush to the exit of their classrooms. But don’t be so anxious to forget about all the work and research you’ve done over the year. Instead, take the opportunity to send in your entry for the James Dyson Award.

The James Dyson Foundation of Charitable Trust started in 2007 and every year since has awarded college students grants for their innovative ideas. In brief, the award is given for the best design that solves a problem.

The James Dyson award is open to product design, industrial design and engineering university level students (or graduates within four years of graduation) who have studied in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and United States.

This year, participants will see the prize money triple. The prize money is split between three categories. The International winner receives 30,000 euros, the James Dyson Award, and 10,000 euros goes to your university’s department. Two international runners-up will receive 10,000 euros and a certificate of excellence.

Eighteen national winners will receive 2,000 euros and a certificate of excellence. This international design award celebrates, encourages, and inspires the next generation of design engineers. If you believe this is you, then make sure to have your entry in by Aug. 1, 2013. Register at www.jamesdysonaward.org.

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