Showcase your skills and imagination! SWE Collegiate Competitions include a variety of challenging programs, projects, and special activities that build valuable hands-on experience while sharpening your leadership, technical, and problem-solving abilities. Please see below for an overview of the current competitions and to download submission packets. Please note that deadlines vary for each award and late or incomplete submissions will be not accepted. For general questions about Collegiate Competitions, please contact


PepsiCo SWE Student Engineering Challenge                                                                          

In the tradition of the PepsiCo/SWE Engineering Challenge, we are calling for your innovative ideas and technical solutions. For this year’s program, you will have the opportunity to respond to a challenge stemming from one of the following PepsiCo equipment categories: Fountain Sensors, New Age Hydration and Cooler Design. Please find a summary about each category and the associated challenge statement below for your review. To participate, please choose one category challenge to which to respond.

Challenge Option #1: Sensors
Design and develop a means to enable a bag-in-box system to know when the BiB is empty or near-empty and send an alert to be replaced.

Challenge Option #2: New Age Hydration
If PET and single use containers were banned tomorrow on college campuses, how would PepsiCo sell Aquafina and LifeWTR branded water to students at school? Consider what “water outside the bottle” means to you and how you might dispense to consumers in the college and university setting.

Challenge Option #3: Cooler Design
Consider the current way in which a cooler is manufactured and recycled. How might new processes and materials eliminate these bottlenecks to build a more sustainable cooler?

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Deadline: 7/2/2019


Collegiate Poster $ Rapid Fire Competition                                                                               

Emphasizes the ability to deliver outstanding visual presentations. 2018 applications are available from April 2 - June 15, 2018.

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Deadline: 6/15/2019


Team Tech Competition (Sponsored by Boeing)                                                                      

Emphasizes the importance of teamwork and interface with industry in the engineering educational process. Packet Available from December 1 – January 15.

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Deadline: 1/15/2020