MEMGen CORP. has launched its 3D MEMS Design Challenge, a contest made possible by the company's EFAB micromanufacturing technology. With EFAB, engineers can design microdevices with commonly available 3D CAD software tools and fabricate them in a matter of a few weeks using MEMGen's automated system. The contest is open to all individuals who have commercial or research interest in microdevice design, manufacturing, or use, including electrical and mechanical engineers, design contractors, and university faculty and students. There's no limit to the number of entries per person or organization. The top three winners of the Design Challenge will receive prototypes of their designs. They also will win cash prizes of $10,000, $5000, and $2500, respectively. The first place winner will receive a SolidWorks Office 2003 3D CAD package, too. Entries must be submitted to MEMGen by April 15, 2003. Winners will be announced on May 1, 2003. Submissions will be judged by a panel comprising independent industry experts. For additional details and full contest rules, visit the company's Web site at www.memgen.com.