2022 Winners

Congratulations to all who participated in this years WISE competition, the winners are:

1st Place (tie)

U.S. Naval Academy Team A: DDG Tie Down Redesign

U.S. Air Force Academy Team C: Morphing Missile for Hypersonic Missile Defense

3rd Place

U.S. Military Academy Team C: Molecular Countermeasures Project (Drug Discovery)

Honorable Mentions

U.S. Coast Guard Academy Team B: Climate change in the Bering Sea: using an open-source machine learning tool to predict the future distribution of commercial fishing vessels

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Team A: Maritime Applications of Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing

On April, 27, 2022, competing projects presented their projects to our WISE Challenge panel of judges.  Projects were evaluated and scored on four weighted categories:

Innovation, which counted for 20% and consisted of: creativity of the approach, potential to provide or enable an innovative solution for the Warfighter and vision of how work could be continued.

Technical, which counted for 35% and consisted of the soundness of the technical approach.

Impact, which counted for 35%, consisted of the degree/breadth of future operational impact and alignment to service challenge stated by the competitor.

Communication, which counted for 10%, consisted of how well the project’s objective, background, approach and outcomes were communicated to the audience.