Geodesic Dome Design Competition

DomesDay 2018: They Came, They Saw, We Smashed!

Eight teams gathered at the 2018 ASM Annual Meeting (held in conjunction with MS&T) in Columbus, OH to compete against each other and watch their domes fail under compression testing. Dome of the Devils from Arizona State University won first place and $1,000. Virginia Tech's two teams, VT Dimmadome and VT MSE Foundry Team, won second place ($750) and Judges' Choice ($500) respectively. Each dome was judged on aesthetics, presentation, poster, cost report, and mechanical strength. We would like to thank all of our competitiors for participating this year! 

First Place with $1,000: Arizona State University - Dome of the Devils

Second Place with $750 : Virginia Tech - VT Dimmadome

Judges' Choice with $500: Virginia Tech - VT MSE Foundry Team

Connecticut, University of - Gampel

Drexel University - One Hot Mess

Michigan Tech - MTU Plastic Huskeys

Rensselear Polytechnic Institute - RPI  Team A

Rensselear Polytechnic Institute - RPI  Team B

Check out our photo gallery below and see the domes get destroyed by clicking here.

DomesDay 2019 will take place Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the ASM Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with MS&T19 in Portland, Oregon. Registration for DomesDay will open early 2019. 

Established in 2014 by the ASM Student Board Members, DomesDay is intended to familiarize Material Advantage students with a piece of ASM culture, the Dome, by involving them in a design and materials selection competition. 

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Domes Day 2018