ASEE/EngineeringCAS™ Contest to Award $3,000 for Best Video Telling the Story Behind a Student’s Engineering Career

Feb 21, 2020

Registration closes February 28 for the 2nd annual video contest organized by the American Society for Engineering Education and sponsored by Liaison International. The second- and third-place cash prizes are $1,500 and $500, respectively.

WATERTOWN, Mass. (February 21, 2020) — The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) is holding online registration through February 28 for the ASEE/EngineeringCAS™ Student Video Contest, in which entrants are challenged with creating a 90-second video that tells the story behind why they chose to pursue a degree or career in the engineering profession.

The first-place winner in the contest — whose theme is “Engineering Careers & YOU!” — will receive a $3,000 cash prize and a trip to the ASEE Annual Conference in Montreal in June. The second-place winner receives a $1,500 cash prize and the third-place prize is $500. The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate engineering students who are currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.

Now in its second year, the contest is sponsored by Liaison International, the technology provider behind EngineeringCAS™ — an online Centralized Application Service (CAS™) used by the nation’s leading engineering schools to simplify the admissions process for students and staff alike. EngineeringCAS helps schools expand their applicant pipelines through tools and services that connect prospective engineering students to opportunities in the field.

Last year’s video competition asked entrants to show where engineering education will be in 25 years. The winners (whose videos can be viewed here) included students from the University of South Florida, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and University of Colorado Boulder.

“The winners — actually, all of the videos — were thought-provoking and inspirational,” said Ron Hyman, Liaison International’s executive director of engineering education solutions. “I expect the insights we gain from this year’s submissions to be just as eye-opening and exciting. We’re already eagerly awaiting the results of the 2020 contest.”

This year’s video submissions will be judged on their content, creativity and technical qualities.
“Every engineering student has a unique story to tell about why they chose to pursue a degree or career in the profession. We look forward to seeing these stories come to life in this creative and engaging format, and hope the resulting videos will inspire the journeys of the next generation of engineering and engineering technology students, as well as reinforce the commitment of currently enrolled students,” said Norman Fortenberry, executive director of ASEE.

Less than one week remains to register for the ASEE/EngineeringCAS™ Student Video Contest. After registration closes on February 28, video submissions will be accepted until March 6. The winners will be announced on April 10. Learn more at

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About Liaison International

Over the last two decades, Liaison has helped over 31,000 programs on more than 1,000 campuses more effectively manage admissions through its Centralized Application Service (CAS™) technology and complementary processing and support services. Partnering with over 30 professional associations, the company has developed discipline-wide services for a range of fields, including most of the health professions, as well as engineering (EngineeringCAS), graduate management education (BusinessCAS), graduate education (GradCAS), psychology (PSYCAS) and architecture (ArchCAS). To learn more, visit

About the American Society for Engineering Education

Founded in 1893, ASEE is a global society of individual, institutional and corporate members. ASEE seeks to be the pre-eminent authority on the education of engineering professionals by advancing innovation, excellence and access at all levels of education. To learn more, visit

Over the last three decades, Liaison has helped over 40,000 programs on more than 1,200 campuses more effectively manage admissions through its Centralized Application Service (CAS™) technology and complementary application processing and support services. The higher education technology leader supports its partner institutions’ total enrollment goals by pairing CAS with its Enrollment Marketing (EM) platform as well as the recently acquired TargetX (CRM) and advanced analytics software Othot.