We welcome you to show off your skill and hard work at the 2017 IEEE Region 5 Student Competition in Denver! Competitions include Circuit Design, Student Ethics, Robotics and Student Papers.  All competitions are open to undergraduate students. Competitions provide the opportunity to compete against other Region 5 teams, develop technical skill, and promote your university. The competitions are designed to encourage critical thinking, technical writing, and project management.

Please note that some of the competitions have size limitations and so may require early registrations for all team members.

Circuit Design
Two-student teams will be challenged to solve a technical problem provided to teams on the day of competition.

Student Ethics
Two-student teams present and defend a case analysis using the IEEE Code of Ethics.

Student teams build  within the competition rules and guidelines.  The competition is a point system with the winning team receiving the highest number of points. Details may be found in the official competition rules.  Early demonstration of interest, and intent to compete are strongly encouraged via the Intent to Compete Form.

Student Papers
Includes an oral presentation and written paper related to technical, engineering, management, or societal aspects of subjects relevant to the IEEE. Competitions occur at Section, Area, and Regional levels. Top three winners of each Area compete at the Region 5 Student Papers Competition in Denver.


This SPAx aims to educate undergraduate students on the exciting times of the profession and how they can get on board relatively early and make the most of it.

Eligibility and Reimbursement Requirements

Questions or Comments?
For more information and to ask questions, please contact the Student Activities Chair.