March Mania

Electronic Design and Machine Design have announced the three winning designs from the second phase of the 2016 Engineering Academic Program Bracket Challenge. The initial phase bracket contest paired 32 of the top collegiate electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering academic programs. Electronic Design and Machine Design engineering audiences and engineering students from across the country voted each week for five weeks to select the bracket winner and open the door for the next generation of engineers to participate in a juried online design competition. Engineering students from the winning academic program, Purdue University, were then eligible to participate in an online design challenge. The top three winning designs all showcase the usage of sensors and advanced technology in areas such as health and fitness, automotive connectivity, and nutrition intake.

The Academic Engineering Program was the third annual bracket contest held by Electronic Design and Machine Design. This year’s program is an excellent example of how current engineers and manufacturers are helping future engineers navigate the competitive world of engineering.

The 2017 Contest has just been announced and will kick off with a new set of 32 of the top engineering universities in the United States based on a combination of criteria including US News rankings, performance in design competitions, participation in key research areas, and more. The contest begins March 1, 2017, and promises to again engage and inspire a new generation of engineers looking to use technology to help the world.

If you are interested in learning how you can sponsor this annual event to get exposure and leads from current and future engineers,  contact Ryan Malec, Product Development Director at