Engineering 2169

The College of Engineering invites you to share your future vision in Engineering 2169 How will we communicate 150 years from today? Submit a PowerPoint presentation for the artificial intelligence category related to Purdue University's Ideas Festival. Finalists will be selected to present before a live audience. One winning team will receive a $1,000 prize and one runner-up team will receive a $500 prize.


  • Creative and visually appealing. No boring presentations!
  • Persuasive. Convince us your idea is the way life will actually be in 150 years. (No breaking the first law of thermodynamics, for instance.)
  • Educational. Even the wildest science fiction usually has an element of actual science to it. What makes your idea possible? Are there recent discoveries/advancements that are moving us in this direction?
  • Easily understood by a lay audience. This is not your typical research presentation. Have fun. Send the audience away talking about the amazing things Purdue Engineering graduate students dream up and may someday translate into reality.


  • Individuals or teams of up to four graduate students. All participants must be enrolled as a graduate student during spring 2019. At least 50 percent of the team must be pursuing an engineering graduate degree.
  • Complete the online entry form and upload your PowerPoint file.
  • Submit by March 18, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Judging Criteria

Submissions will be screened, and top entries will be presented before a panel of judges. Finalists will be invited to present at "Engineering 2169" event April 5th. The audience will select the winners.

Submit your presentations by March 18, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
*must have access to a Google account to fill out entry form.
Keep checking your email regarding specific event details.

Please direct any questions to
Stephanie McKinley, College of Engineering Events Specialist
(765) 494-5178 or