STUDENT PAPERS COMPETITION
Saturday April 5, 2014 from 8:00 am to Noon (tentative)
The Student Papers competition encourages the development of technical communication skills. The competition includes an oral presentation and written paper related to technical, engineering, management, or societal aspects of subjects relevant to the IEEE.The Student Papers Competition is open to IEEE student members who are undergraduates (only) at the time of the local competition. IEEE membership is required. Papers may be prepared by a single author or by a team of up to three authors (all must be undergraduates). Competitions occur at the Local, Area, and Region levels. Winners may revise their submission between levels. At most, the top three winners of each Area-level competition compete at the Region Competition. See the rules for complete details on eligibility, judging, etc.
Local Competitions: check with your Branch Counselor
Area Competitions: for submission process please review the paper competition rules.
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2014
North Area (KS, MO, OK, & southern IL): George R Dean
Region Paper Submission Deadline Tuesday March 18, 2014 (Required – late submissions will be disqualified)
A written paper must be electronically submitted (in PDF format) to the Region Competition Chair, Dave Selim. The paper submission must be accompanied by the Area Winners Form.
Results are based on both oral presentation and the written paper.
Attendance and registration for the conference is required.
Region contest winners shall be announced at the Saturday Conference Banquet. The decisions of the judges are final. Certificates are awarded to the winning papers. Cash prizes will be given for the Area and Region Competitions as shown. Prizes are per winning entry, not per author.
Area Winners: First-placed Entry: $ 125; Second-placed Entry: $ 100; and Third-placed Entry $ 75.
Region: First-placed Entry: $ 800; Second-placed Entry: $ 500; and Third-placed Entry $ 200.
Reimbursement: For travel and accommodation reimbursements please read the Reimbursement Procedure document below and visit the “Student Competitions: Eligibility and Reimbursement Policy.” Reasonable expenses for the Area winning papers (three attendees per Area maximum) will be reimbursed for their attendance at the Region Competition. Reimbursement is subject to R5 guidelines and must be requested through a Regional Expense Form; contact the competition chair for full details.
The Region Student Papers Competition is jointly sponsored by IEEE Region 5 and the IEEE Life Members Fund.