Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Stratasys Extreme Redesign Challenge

This year’s Extreme Redesign Challenge saw more than 900 entries from student inventors, engineers, artists, and entrepreneurs, but it’s come time to pick the winners.

We are proud to announce the winners of the Stratasys 2017 Extreme Redesign Challenge. Judging submissions from more than 900 student inventors, engineers, artists, and entrepreneurs, this year’s contest was co-hosted by GrabCAD and supported by the GrabCAD Community – the largest online collection of designers, engineers, manufactures, and students on the planet.

Now in its 13th year, the globally-recognized contest empowers students with a unique opportunity to redesign an existing product, create a new product that improves how tasks are accomplished, or design an original work of art or architecture – all through the power of 3D printing. All submissions are closely evaluated across a range of select criteria, including being mechanically sound, realistically achievable and highly creative.

This year’s panel of judges included notable authorities across consulting, engineering, manufacturing, and education. Among the thought leaders:

  • Todd Grimm, President, T.A. Grimm and Associates
  • Diana Foster, Manufacturing Engineer II, Harris Corporation
  • Ryan Erickson, Cedar Park STEM School, District 196, Apple Valley, MN
  • Michael Santolupo, Design Teacher, John Paul II Catholic Secondary School, London, Ontario

“3D printing has the potential to transform industries – truly revolutionizing how things are made. Our Extreme Redesign Challenge regularly highlights the most significant student innovations achieved with 3D printing, led by the intellect of young minds,” said Gina Scala, Director of Marketing, Global Education, Stratasys. “This year, we received some of the strongest entries in the contest’s 10-plus year history. These winners truly represent the ‘best of the best’ in student creativity and design.”

Entrants in the 2017 contest leveraged the GrabCAD Community Challenge platform to submit works across such major categories as: Engineering – Secondary Education (middle/high school); Engineering – Post-Secondary (university, college, or post-secondary); Art, Architecture, and Design (any grade level); and the NCATC Member School Category.

And the winners are:

Engineering – Secondary Education

And these were the remaining finalist:

  • Collapsible Hanger, Robert McPeak and Ryder Magnuson, Mount Vernon High School, Mount Vernon, WA
  • Light Switch Cover, Colin Kenney, Polson High School, Polson, MT
  • Toothpaste Squeezer, Tre Montique, Brent Vermeulen and Angelo Guarnero, Hobart High School, Indiana
  • Tripod Phone Mount, Dong He, Fort Collins High School, Fort Collins, CO
  • Guitar Pick Case, Carson Edgar-Stubgen, John Paul II Catholic Secondary School, Thorndale, Ontario, Canada
  • Oche Desktop, Alexandra Taskovski, Liverpool High School, Liverpool, NY
  • Shoe Holder Clip, Derek Evans, Landstown High School Governor's STEM and Technology Academy, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Reusable Coffee Sleeve, Jaelese Garay, Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, Lunenburg, MA

Engineering – Post-Secondary Education

  • First Place: Arm Cast, Thomas Salverson, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Gretna, NE
  • Second Place: Fender Lock, Matthew Wong-Chun-Sen and Luis Carvalheiro, Ryerson University, Mississauga/Toronto, Ontario Canada

And these were the remaining finalist:

  • Handle Stem, Christoper Tenelsen, University Paderborn, Detmold, Germany
  • Arm Support, Sam Tabshi, East Stroudsburg University, Allentown, PA
  • Mini Centrifuge, Fredrik Lie Larsen and Mats Lundberg Foland, Norwegian University of Life Science, Norway
  • Pen Holder, Nairn Campbell and Johanna Neumair, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Clackmannanshire, Scotland/Schrobenhausen, Germany
  • Modum, Ryan Fernandes and John Han, Ryerson University, Ontario, Canada
  • Phone Case, Valentino Les, Ryerson University, Oroslavje, Croatia
  • Scoby Prosthetic Leg, Alisha Rohrer and Rachael Swartz, East Stroudsburg University, Carlisle, PA/Hackettstown, NJ
  • 4xDVVC Chamber, Jason Mast, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Art, Architecture, and Design

And these were the remaining finalist:

  • Teardrop Earrings, Leah Blanck, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
  • Modular Lamp, Enrique Garrote, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Jeep Grizzley Tool, Conor Davies, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Norwell, MA
  • Light Painting, Paride Stella, University of Chieti Pescara G.D'Annunzio, Abruzzo, Italy
  • LINK Jewelry Set, Steven Antony, The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
  • Sowquick, Arpy Katrjian, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Wonders Jewelry Set, Emily Nordwick, University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning, Fairfield, OH
  • Wont Watch Case, Kevin Shaw, Townson University, Parkton, MD

NCATC Winner

Stratasys is bestowing a $2,500 scholarship on first-place winners, with second-place winners receiving $1,000 scholarships. Instructors of first-place entrants also receive a demo 3D printer for classroom use during a limited time. The National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC) winner is awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

For an inside look at project submissions, photos and videos, please visit the GrabCAD Challenge webpage. The 2018 contest will kick off on October 6, 2017.

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