The competition is being managed by NACE International, the Worldwide Corrosion Authority, through funding US Department of Defense Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office.
"Corrosion is an expensive, destructive problem for many government and industry sectors," says Bob Chalker, CEO of NACE International. "Working with the DOD to introduce a unique, new competition is an exciting first for our organization. We hope it will bring fresh perspective, new solutions, and inspire the next generation of corrosion engineers."
In this inaugural event, undergraduate and graduate students, under the supervision of faculty advisors, will be challenged to design and create prototypes to inspect corrosion in difficult-to-access areas. The competition was designed to replicate real-world conditions and exemplify how corrosion impacts military and industrial structures, vehicles, and infrastructure.
The final competition will take place from April 18-19, 2016 in Houston, Texas. More information can be found at www.usdasc.com.