04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
7 October 2021

Blue Sky Innovation Contest National Finals

In 2021 five Student Conferences participated in the Blue Sky Innovation Contest pilot program. Twenty two teams took on the challenge to reimagine Infrastructure from 2021 and beyond and developed an innovative solution using High Tech Construction, Advanced Materials and/or Methodology. Teams used either the Floating City or the Mega City environment from the ASCE Future World Vision initiative as the backdrop and point of reference for their innovation.

The winning team across all Student Conferences will present their innovations to a team of judges at this Blue Sky Innovation Contest National Finals event.

The ASCE student communities are the source of our industry’s future innovation. The goal of the Blue Sky Innovation Contest is to connect the best of our industries thinkers and futurists to the best students in our ASCE communities.

Please join us in this celebration of innovation, connect with our future innovators, and be one of the first to learn about innovations inspired by ASCE’s Future World Vision.


Norma Jean Mattei, PhD, P.E., F.ASCE, F.SEI, Pres.17.ASCE, Professor, University of New Orleans


Chief Judge: Daniel G. Linzell, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, Professor, University of Nebraska
Anne Ellis, P.E., Hon.M.ACI, F.ASCE, NAC, Executive Director, Pankow Foundation
Jeff Rubenstone, Senior Editor for Technology and Equipment, Engineering News-Record
Chris Stone, P.E., F.ASCE, Senior Principal, Clark Nexsen