Student Team Guidance



Points to Remember

Past winners succeeded by following these guidelines:

  • Demonstrated innovation in design
  • Clearly explained the connection to, or impact on, a national security mission (e.g. defense, natural resources, economic security, energy security, or cyber defense)
  • Provided technical evidence of design credibility
  • Illustrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Reported design proficiently through highly polished written and oral communication


Important Dates

Mark the following dates in your project calendar for deadlines and interview preparation:

  • April 15th, 2023: Registration deadline for the UC Davis Design Showcase
  • May 23rd, 2023 at 11:59 pm: Deadline for submitting a written, five-page technical report
  • June 1st, 2023: Notification sent to finalists
  • June 8th, 2023: Oral Presentations at the UC Davis Design Showcase

Report Submission

Submit your reports by emailing them as a PDF attachment to: