Geodesic Dome Design Competition

DomesDay 2017: We Came, We Saw, We Smashed!

Eleven teams competed at MS&T this year in aesthetics, presentation, poster, and mechanical strength (through compression testing) to win the $1,000 top prize! VT Dome from Virginia Tech won first place, followed by Tree Killers from Arizona State ($750 prize) and MinerDomeination ($500 prize) from Missouri Science and Technology.

Next year, DomesDay 2018 will be held at the ASM Annual Meeting, in conjuction with MS&T, in Columbus, Ohio.

We would like to thank all of our 2017 competitors!

  • VT Dome - Virginia Tech (1st place)

  • Tree Killers - Arizona State University (2nd place)

  • MinerDomeination - Missouri University of Science and Technology (3rd place)

  • ASU - Arizona State University

  • Tiger Dome-ination - Clemson University

  • The FreeDOME Dome - Colorado School of Mines

  • Dragon Dome - Drexel University

  • Skydome - McMaster University

  • In-Dome-itable - Michigan Technological University

  • RPI - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • Black Wasps - University of Connecticut

Be sure to check out the compression testing!

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 2017