Thanks to the Lyles College of Engineering’s Victor E. Bulldog Design Challenge,” Fresno State’s live mascot will get his own stage for his many appearances. The first deadline is Nov. 15 for the contest that is open to Fresno State students and awards $1,000 cash prize money for the winner (or winning team). The winning stage will be showcased during Fresno State’s Vintage Days, April 20-22. Contestants must design and build a lightweight, portable stage 2’x3’ and 30” tall and compatible for vehicle storage. It must weigh a maximum of 20-pounds and hold a maximum of 80 pounds. The stage must allow Victor E. Bulldog III to sit, lie down, and be elevated comfortably, making it easier for photo opportunities with people standing by his side, especially the elderly. Participants must submit a three page design narrative by Nov. 15. The finalists, who will be announced Dec. 1, will present to a panel of Fresno State judges on Dec. 8. The final winner will be announced during finals week, Dec. 11-14. Students will work with Dr. The Nguyen, assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the Lyles College, on final design and fabrication of the stage January-April. The stage will also be displayed at the Lyles College of Engineering’s Projects Day May 8. INFO: Rebecca Wass at 559.385.1336 or