For Design Day, four teams and four individuals are chosen to present their design via a poster presentation. From this final group, two teams of two, and two individuals will be chosen to compete in the national AIChE competition in the fall. Since 1968, about half of the students whose reports rated first or second at MSU also finished among the top six nationally.

In 2017, MSU chemical engineering student Eric Monvillereceived an Honorable Mention Award (third place nationally) for his solution to the design problem entitled, “Manufacturing Facility for Nylon 6-6.”