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Student Design Competition

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Students around the world create amazing innovative projects using LabVIEW and NI Hardware. The NI LabVIEW Student Design Competition showcases the incredible projects and awards prizes annually. Submit your student projects and show us what you've accomplished with NI Tools.

Global NI LabVIEW Student Design Competition

2016 Student Design Competition Winners



Congratulations Student Teams!

1st place: Project ALAN: Robotic-enabled rehabilitation

Finalist: Deep Freeze ROV: Ice algae research

Finalist: EcoCar: Record breaking fuel efficiency

Show us how you’re incorporating LabVIEW software into your design project for a chance to win prizes and trips to NIWeek in Austin, Texas. From inexpensive medical devices to complex underwater autonomous vehicles, we want to see how students like you are engineering a better world using the LabVIEW graphical development environment. The possibilities are endless, so submit your design project now.







Past winners and finalists:



2015 Student Design Competition Winners


1st place: Scalevo: Stair-climbing Wheelchair

Finalist: MedSim: A Haptic Simulator for Medical Training

Finalist: Auto-balancing Bicycle


2014 Student Design Competition Winners


1st place: Sepios, the Omnidirectinoal Cuttlefish Robot

Finalist: EureCar, KAIST Self-Driving Car

Finalist: NASA Student Launch Project


View all of the 2014 entries

2013 Student Design Competition Winners


1st place: Easier Student Science on Sounding Rockets

Finalist: Autonomous Robotic Technology Enabling Minimally Invasive Surgery


2013 Popular Vote Winners

1st place: Efficient Wireless Data Transfer for Realtime Greenhouse Management

2nd place: Eye Controlled Camera

3rd place: Mobile Multidimensional Collaborative Monitoring System



View all of the 2013 entries

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