Since 2012, Ball State has hosted the competition, which averages about a dozen teams (limit of 4 teams per school), each consisting of a maximum of six undergraduate students and a team coach or faculty advisor.
Prior to the competition, students submit a 3-page document (approximately 1,500 words) about their project to firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the competition, students first showcase projects in the form of a demonstration, then present projects to a panel of judges. The second part of the competition is a case analysis, during which students are given a case, then asked to present a solution to a panel of judges.
Awards are presented to the top three overall projects across several categories.