University Student Design Competition Center (USDCC)

This report describes a project to establish a fully-operational coordination office for the University Student Design Competition Center (USDCC). The goal is to establish a facility that would be consistent with a professional working environment or a corporate research and design entity. The coordination office serves as a consolidated facility for the 8 student design teams and the USDCC Director, Assistant Director and Manager. The office serves as a reference library of technical publications, the communications hub for students' Internet research, and telephones and computer facilities to contact manufacturers, suppliers and donors. Each team maintains a consolidated records file, progress charts, historical performance data, and sponsor lists. Consolidation of multiple teams in one facility will enable the student groups to share information, copy the successful practices of the more-established teams, and prevent repetition of mistakes made in previous competition strategies.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This research was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Missouri, Rolla

    Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies
    1870 Miner Circle Drive
    Rolla, MO  United States  65409

    Research and Special Programs Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Stone, Robert
    • Hirtz, Paul
    • Phelan, Robert
  • Publication Date: 2004-12


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Pagination: 2p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01005769
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UTC ETT125
  • Contract Numbers: DTRS98-G-0021 (Grant)
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 9 2005 10:58AM