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SEFA's 2014 Student Design Competition

The Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA) based in Garden City, New York, will host a design competition for current high school and college students during the school year. The objective is to design a piece of lab furniture which the student believes would enhance the laboratory learning experience. Students can work individually or as a team of no more than three.

by Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association
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The deadline to submit your entry form and abstract is April 1, 2014. The entry form and abstract must be completed at Once the entry form and abstract are received, SEFA will notify approved con-testants no later than April 15, 2014. Design submissions must be sent to the SEFA offices in video format no later than May 15, 2014. All entries will be posted on SEFA’s YouTube page: SEFA1917. To view past winners, please go to SEFA1917 @ YouTube.

The design will be judged utilizing the following (8) criteria:

  • Ergonomics
  • Technology embracement (new & emerging)
  • Overall Design Quality (aesthetics)
  • Impact on the learning environment
  • Sustainability
  • Practicality and Functionality
  • Production capability
  • Presentation Quality

For more detailed information regarding the contest, go to: or contact the SEFA office,
65 Hilton Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530, 516-294-5424.

Scholarship Awards

1st Place $6,000     2nd Place $3,000     3rd Place $1,500

See the offical poster here.

See the rules and guidelines here.

See the judge's score sheet here.