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Contests for Students

The IEEE offers many opportunities for students to win contests for outstanding performance in a variety of areas. Students, here you will be able to search for opportunities to receive recognition and prizes for your innovative thinking and hard work.

Sponsors, here you can have the opportunity to recognize some of the best and brightest young engineering minds while taking the opportunity to reinforce your organization’s dedication to the support of the next generation of IEEE leaders.

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SSIT Student Essay Contest

Organiser: ISTAS21
Description: With this contest, the SSIT is offering a chance for students to gain a larger audience for their ideas and work. The contest is a global initiative launched by the SSIT Student Activities Committees and run as a part of the Society’s flagship conference, the International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS21). The conference will take place on 28-31 October and is focused on the overarching theme “Technological Stewardship and Responsible Innovation”.
Eligibility: Students from any discipline are invited to participate.
You must either: Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student, or
Have completed your undergraduate studies no earlier than January 2021.
Each student may submit only one essay to the contest.

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IEEE Computer Society Global Student Challenge

Organiser: IEEE Computer Society
Description: The IEEE Computer Society Global Student Challenge provides a platform for students from all over the world to create innovative solutions to big data problems.
Eligibility: Teams of students who are graduating no later than 2025.

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AY2021 ASME Heat Sink Design Competition

Organiser: GE/Oregon State University
Description: For this competition, student will design, analyze and optimize an additively manufactured heat sink to cool a constant heat flux power electronics module subject to free convection. The student teams that are evaluated as having the most effective, unique designs will have an opportunity to test their designs using the additive manufacturing facilities at GE and state-of-the-art test equipment at Oregon State University. These student groups will also present their work at the 2021 ITherm Conference.
Eligibility: Teams of up to eight undergrad and graduate students.

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2021 IEEE AP-S Student Design Contest

Organiser: IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S)
Description: Propose a setup that demonstrates the design of an array with beamforming capability for Direction of Arrival (DoA) determination in a practical application, and provide educational material to explain it.
Eligibility: The team should consist of 2 to 5 students, with at least 50% being undergraduate students. Each team should be advised by a professional mentor who is a member of the IEEE AP-S, but the work needs to be done primarily by the students. No student or mentor should be involved in more than one team.

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Lance Stafford Larson Paper Contest

Organiser: IEEE CS
Description: Encourages students to develop excellence in their communication skills and achievement in the field of computer science.
Eligibility: All IEEE student members. There will be one award for undergraduates and a second for graduate students

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IEEE Women in Engineering Student Branch Affinity Group of the Year Award

Organiser: IEEE WIE
Description: The IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Student Branch Affinity Group of the Year Awards are given annually to one IEEE WIE Student Branch Affinity Group and one IEEE WIE Student Affinity Group that have shown outstanding leadership and initiative in organizing activities.

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IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group of the Year Award

Organiser: IEEE WIE
Description: The IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group of the Year Awards are given annually to one IEEE WIE Affinity Group and one IEEE WIE Student Affinity Group that have shown outstanding leadership and initiative in organizing activities.

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IEEE Women in Engineering Inspiring Student Member of the Year Award

Organiser: IEEE WIE
Description: The purpose of this award is to recognize an undergraduate/graduate student member of IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) who has overcome barriers to pursue engineering and/or who has made a personal impact in their community through their dedication and involvement in projects or activities directed toward fulfilling one or more of the IEEE WIE goals and objectives.
Eligibility: An IEEE Student Member or Graduate Student Member as of the submission deadline
A member of IEEE WIE for at least two consecutive (2) years
Must not be a past recipient of the IEEE Women in Engineering Inspiring Student Member of the Year Award

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IEEE Women in Engineering Inspiring Member of the Year Award

Organiser: IEEE WIE
Description: The purpose of this award is to recognize a professional member of IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) who has made an outstanding contribution to IEEE WIE, their community, and the engineering community, through their dedication and involvement in projects or activities directed toward fulfilling one or more of the IEEE WIE goals and objectives.
Eligibility: An IEEE Member grade or higher
A professional member of IEEE WIE for at least two (2) years
A professional working in industry/academia for greater than five (5) years
Must not be a past recipient of the IEEE Women in Engineering Inspiring Member of the Year Award

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Exemplary Student Affinity Group Award

Organiser: Region 9 SAC
Description: Exemplary Student Affinity Group will be considered those who demonstrate that they have good management of the institution’s internal and external resources and, mainly, effectively promote the theme of their affinity group through projects and activities. In addition, groups must have quality documentation, which can be used for the continuity of the group’s culture and dissemination of knowledge of good practices and ideas.
Eligibility: • They have Chair and advisor updated in IEEE vTools Officer Reporting;
• Be active (have 5 student members).
• Have submitted the 2020 student branch report.

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Success Case Student Award

Organiser: Region 9 SAC
Description: If your organizational unit has carried out any innovative activity, which stands out among other activities within the Region, whether it had a correct organization, good audience, won a prize, generated funds and resources for the Branch or managed to have agreements with other universities, companies or institutions, is an excellent candidate to be chosen as a case of success!
Eligibility: • They have updated president and advisor / advisor information at IEEE vTools Officer
Reporting;
• They are active (have at least 10 members for Branches and 5 for Chapters / Affinity
Groups).
• Have submitted the 2020 student branch report.
In addition, only activities carried out during the period of August 2019 until June 2020
will be considered. Each organizational unit can send just 1 (one) success case.

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IEEE R9 Exemplary Student Technical Chapter Contest

Organiser: Region 9 SAC
Description: Will be considered to be exemplary those Student Technical Chapters that prove to have a good internal and external resources management and, mainly, effectively promote their Society area of study through projects and activities. In addition, these chapters should have quality documentation that can be useful for the group continuity and to share good practices knowledge and ideas.
Eligibility: • Have chair and advisor updated in IEEE vTools Officer Reporting;
• Have at least 5 student members;
• Have completed 2020 Student Branch report.

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IEEE Regional Photography Student Contest

Organiser: Region 9 SAC
Description: The purpose of this contest is to reward and recognize students that record group activities and experiences related to the institution in an innovative and creative way.
Eligibility: • Have chair and advisor updated in IEEE vTools Officer Reporting;
• Have an active 2020 IEEE Membership;
• Have submitted the 2020 student branch report.
Photographs taken in the period of September 2019 to June 2020 will be considered.
Photos that participated in the 2019 contest are banned.
In addition, the technical and humanitarian photographs submitted to the contest must be
related to IEEE activities.
Each student can participate in up to two of the three categories specified for
this contest. A total of 6 photos can be submitter per student branch, including
chapters and affinity groups. Other photographs will be disqualified.

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EGYPTIAN EFFICIENT ENERGY CONVERTERS CHALLENGES

Organiser: POWER ELECTRONICS SOCIETY-EGYPT CHAPTER THE INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS (PELS – EGY IEEE)
Description: Participation is on a proposal basis. Universities that are interested must submit a proposal before the proposal deadline. Proposals will be judged by a distinguished panel of volunteer experts. Schools with successful proposals will be notified according to the announced date as indicated in the Calendar Dates section below. Student teams will then carry out the work and prepare hardware prototypes and reports. Deadline for the progress reports and qualification reports are listed under Calendar Dates section. The reports will be judged by a panel of expert professionals. The panel will select a group of teams as finalists based on the progress and qualifying reports. Feedback will be given to the team to improve the system.A semi-final will be held in Cairo, Egypt to test the prototypes and evaluate the reports to select short-listed finalists. The short-listed finalists will compete in a final competition in the IEEE conference on Power Electronics and Renewable Energy (CPERE 2019) to be held in Aswan in the period from October 23-25, 2019, where the rank of the competing teams will be decided by a group of national and international experts
Eligibility: Group participation (5 persons max) by undergraduate engineering students enrolled in Engineering programs in Egypt is eligible. Within each group, a maximum of one student enrolled in a Master/M.Sc. of Engineering program may be allowed.

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2020 International Future Energy Challenge College Student Competition

Description: IFEC is an international student competition for innovation, conservation, and effective use of electrical energy, which is open to college and university student teams from recognized undergraduate engineering programs in any location.
The competition is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power Electronics Society (PELS), Power & Energy Society (PES), Industry Application Society (IAS) and Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA)
Eligibility: open to college and university student teams from recognized undergraduate engineering programs in any location.

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Logo Design Competition

Description: Tech and Art Fusion – Detroit, the conference venue of ECCE 2020, features a balanced mix of high-tech innovations and pioneering artistic practice. Inspired by a Tech and Art fusion, the design is comprised of the elements that not only highlight the world-renowned automotive industry, but also the avant-garde musical genre in the city of Detroit. Recognized as the historic heart of the American automotive industry, Detroit is named the ‘Motor City’ from the early 20th century. Meanwhile, the city is famous for its Techno electronic dance music and Motown Records, a remarkable record label of soul music. As a harmony between the conference theme and remarkable features of the local culture, the logo includes three major elements, which are: 1) Vehicle that represents the cutting-edge automotive industry, 2) Notes of Music that highlight the famous music practice in Detroit, and 3) Robotic Arm showing the world-leading manufacturing industry. The musical notation interconnecting these three elements reflects the fusion of tech and art in the city of Detroit. Furthermore, the vibrant notes of music, echoing the striped shadowing of the characters of ‘ECCE’, illuminate the vigorous advancement of the power electronics industry in Detroit and also all over the world.
Eligibility: At least one team member must be either PELS or IAS member to participate in the competition.

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Maiman Student Paper Competition

Organiser: HRL Laboratories, LLC, IEEE Photonics Society and APS Division of Laser Science.
Description: This competition was established in 2008 in memory of Theodore Maiman and in acknowledgement of his amazing invention, the first working laser, and his other outstanding contributions to optics and photonics. The program recognizes student innovation, research excellence and presentation skills in the areas of laser technology and electro-optics, and is endowed by HRL Laboratories, LLC, IEEE Photonics Society and APS Division of Laser Science.
Eligibility: undergraduate or graduate student of an educational institution of collegiate grade who is devoting more than half-time to studies within the institution at the time the paper was written.

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Singapore AUV Challenge

Description: Autonomous underwater robotics is an exciting challenge in engineering, which participants get to experience at SAUVC. The competition is great learning ground for participants to experience the challenges of AUV system engineering and develop skills in the related fields of mechanical, electrical and software engineering.

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National Ocean Sciences Bowl

Description: The NOSB is an academic competition and program that addresses a national gap in environmental and earth sciences in public education by introducing high school students to and engaging them in ocean science, preparing them for ocean science-related and other STEM careers, and helping them become knowledgeable citizens and environmental stewards.

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Student Paper Competition and Awards

Organiser: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLASMA SCIENCES, SINGAPORE
Description: The NPSS Student Paper Award seeks to recognize outstanding student poster or oral papers submitted to the 47th International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS 2020). The purpose of these awards is to encourage both outstanding student contributions and greater student participation as principal or sole authors of papers as well as to acknowledge the importance of student contributions to the fields embraced by the ICOPS 2020. The two best submissions will each receive a cash award of US$500 each and a certificate. The two runners-up will each receive a certificate only.

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Student Paper Award

Organiser: The IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS)
Description: “The purpose of this award is to encourage both outstanding student contributions and greater student participation as principal or sole authors of papers, as well as to acknowledge the importance of student contributions to the field of fusión engineering. In order to receive consideration for the Award, students must:
Eligibility: all students. :. If there is a tie, tie-breaking criteria is as follows: 1) IEEE NPSS members, 2) IEEE members, and 3) non-IEEE members, in that order.

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IEEE RF DESIGN COMPETITION

Organiser: IEEE Islamabad Section Antennas & Propagation Society, Microwave Theory & Techniques Society and the Electromagnetic Compatibility Society (IEEE MTTS/APS/EMCS) joint chapter
Description: The competition theme was “Design and develop an IC based RF receiver for wireless application”. The students have enthusiastically participated in the competition. The projects were judged based on design and implementation excellence, measurement thoroughness and quality of the planned demo. The winning teams were awarded certificates and cash prizes sponsored by IEEE Microwave Theory & Techniques (MTT) Society.

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THREE MINUTE THESIS (3MT®) COMPETITION

Description: the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition is designed for eligible students and young professionals, who indicated upon submission of a paper their desire to enter the competition and whose paper is accepted for either oral or interactive forum presentation. The 3MT® contestants will make a presentation of three minutes or less, supported only by one static slide, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
Eligibility: students and young professionals

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MTT-Sat Challenge

Organiser: The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
Description: The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) has announced the MTT-Sat Challenge for groups of students developing RF hardware for CubeSat applications. The MTT-Sat Challenge is a worldwide competition for teams of undergraduate and graduate students to design and build RF hardware for small satellites. The most promising designs will undergo space environmental qualification testing and could be incorporated into an actual CubeSat.
Eligibility: undergraduate and graduate students

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IMS Student Design Competitions

Organiser: sponsored by the Technical Committees of the MTT
Description: The competition encourages students to employ creative problem solving and gain practical design experience by developing a circuit, or system to address a problem stated in the competition rules while following specified constraints. The students will bring their designs to the competition where they perform measurements and compete against other student teams. The winning teams are awarded cash prizes and recognized at the IMS student luncheon awards. In the IMS 2020 SDC we have 12 different competitions spanning a wide range of topics from power amplifier design to spectral sensing radios. Links to descriptions and rules for each competition rules are below.Winning teams are awarded cash prizes and a chance to publish their designs in the IEEE Microwave Magazine.
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Transportation Forecasting Competition (TRANSFOR 19)

Organiser: Organized by: ABJ70 Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications Supported by: IEEE ITSS Technical Activities Sub-Committee “Smart Cities and Smart Mobility” Sponsored by: Didi Chuxing
Description: The scope of the competition is to evaluate the accuracy of statistical, or CI methods in transportation data forecasting with particular reference to short term traffic forecasting. The focus will be on obtaining predictions, as close as possible to the real data. Solutions that will advance the current understanding in advanced computing, data preprocessing and traffic dynamics will be also favored. The competition is open to Teams (single participant or group of participants) that are willing to present their work at the 2019 TRB Annual Meeting.

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IEEE International Sensors and Measurement Student Contest

Organiser: jointly promoted and organized by IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society (IMS), IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and IEEE Sensors Council (SC) and is sponsored by STMicroelectronics
Description: The IEEE International Contest of Sensors and Measurement Systems is jointly promoted and organized by IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society (IMS), IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and IEEE Sensors Council (SC) and is sponsored by STMicroelectronics who will provide one SensorTile.box® to each team admitted to the competition. This multisensory device will be the common technology platform of the contest. Those willing to participate will have to submit a proposal, will have to develop their application at their University laboratories and attend one of the scheduled live demonstration sessions co-located with international conferences in the areas of sensors and instrumentation and measurement. For each demonstration event, two awards will be assigned (1st and 2nd place) for the best “Sensors and Measurement Systems” application.
Eligibility: teams of Ph.D., Master and advanced undergraduates (particularly those in fast-track, dual BS/MS, Master programs) students

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Student Committee video competition

Organiser: The ITSoc Student Committee
Description: All members of the Information Theory Community are encourages to participate in this competition. Videos must be 10 minutes or less in duration and uploaded on youtube, with a link posted on our contest website itsoc-competition.ece.utexas.edu. There are three grand prizes for the competition with a net worth of over $1000! We hope that you and your students will participate in this competition this year.
Eligibility: All members of the Information Theory Community are encourages to participate in this competition.

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IES Student Best Paper Award

Organiser: Industrial Electronics Society Awards and Honor Committee (IES A&H Committee).
Description: To recognize the student best paper in The Industrial Electronics Society publications and to encourage the student or graduate student author to contribute further in the field of industrial electronics.
Eligibility: Author(s) of papers in the Industrial Electronics Society publications during the year specified for the award, where the first author must be a student or a graduate student IEEE member. Must be student or graduate student member of the IEEE.

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Student Paper Competition

Organiser: IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
Description: IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society student members are invited to submit a paper to the IGARSS Student Paper Competition. The selection of the finalist papers will be done by a committee of experts, and the selected students will present their papers during a special session at the Symposium.
Eligibility: All IEEE student members

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IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest

Organiser: Image Analysis and Data Fusion Technical Committee (IADF TC) of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) and the Technical University of Munich
Description: The Data Fusion Contest, organized by the Image Analysis and Data Fusion Technical Committee (IADF TC) of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) and the Technical University of Munich, aims to promote research in large-scale land cover mapping from globally available multimodal satellite data. The task is to train a machine learning model for global land cover mapping based on weakly annotated samples. The 2020 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest consists of two challenge tracks:
Eligibility: The Contest is open not only to IEEE members but to everyone, with the goal of promoting innovation and benchmarking in analyzing multi-source big earth observation data.

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Best paper award competition

Organiser: IEEE EMBS and IEEE Brain
Description: The IEEE Brain Initiative is sponsoring the Best Paper award. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards will be given. The awards will consist of a certificate and a cash prize. Finalists will be alerted prior to the meeting and will be required to present their paper at their poster during their designated times. A committee will choose the awardees from the selection of finalists.
Eligibility: At least one author of the abstract must be registered at the appropriate full conference rate (Member, Non-member, Student member, Student non-member) in order to upload the final abstract.

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Student Paper Competition

Organiser: IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society, in connection with the Annual International EMB Conference
Description: Annually the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society, in connection with the Annual International EMB Conference, sponsors a Student Paper Competition (SPC).
Eligibility: an active member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society at a Student Grade; Graduate Student Member or Undergraduate Student Member

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Packaging Vision Competition at ECTC

Organiser: IEEE Electronics Packaging Society
Description: The IEEE EPS President’ Panel explores the path of packaging technologies towards the future. Visions of future packaging technologies are presented by students and discussed with EPS expertsin the field. The best student packaging visions will be selected by an expert panel recruited from EPS and ECTC technologists and awarded the EPS FPV Awards at the panel session. In the frame of the EPS packaging technology vision contest, selected students with ECTC 2020 papers will be invited to propose their electronics packaging technologies visions to a review board assembled around the EPS President from IEEE EPS experts.
Eligibility: All ECTC and ITherm attendees are eligible. An individual or a team of not more than three.

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IEEE AP-S Student Design Contest

Organiser: IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society
Description: Join the 10th IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Antenna Design Contest! Design and build a system to demonstrate the function and application of radar. The top 6 teams will receive travel funds to attend the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium in Montreal, Canada, July 4-11, 2020 to demonstrate their working systems. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be announced at the 2020 IEEE AP-S Awards Presentation at the conference and will receive cash awards of US $1,500, $750 and $250, respectively.
Eligibility: The team should consist of 2 to 5 students, with at least 50% being undergraduate students. For a 5-year Bachelor-cum-Master degree program, students in years 1 to 3 are considered undergraduates. Each team should be advised by a professional mentor who is a member of the IEEE AP-S, but the work needs to be done primarily by the students. No student or mentor should be involved in more than one team.

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MOTOR VEHICLE CHALLENGE

Organiser: IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
Description: The Radar Challenge is a new event co-hosted with radar conferences that enables participants to experience the magic of radar in a personal, tangible and experiential way—offering an opportunity to create and “see” invisible radar waves interacting with their environment. The event will host an unknown target scene that participants will then sense and decipher using their self-engineered “home-brew” radar. The goal is to build a community of radar builders that collectively explore the art of the possible in making “COTS-based” radars.

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Radar Challenge

Organiser: IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
Description: The Radar Challenge is a new event co-hosted with radar conferences that enables participants to experience the magic of radar in a personal, tangible and experiential way—offering an opportunity to create and “see” invisible radar waves interacting with their environment. The event will host an unknown target scene that participants will then sense and decipher using their self-engineered “home-brew” radar. The goal is to build a community of radar builders that collectively explore the art of the possible in making “COTS-based” radars.

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IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Competitions

Organiser: IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

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REGION 10 STUDENT BRANCH WEBSITE CONTEST

Organiser: Region 10 SAC
Description: The IEEE Region 10 Student Branch Website Contest is designed to encourage student volunteers to fully utilize the power of the Internet for keeping members informed about the local activities and opportunities to participate. A well-maintained website with ease of navigation can be a great source of timely information and an appealing showcase for the local IEEE activities. IEEE Region 10 Student Activities Committee annually conducts a website contest and the Student Branches under the Sections of Region 10 are invited to submit entries of their websites.
Eligibility: IEEE Student Branches in Region 10

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IEEE R10 POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH PAPER CONTEST

Organiser: Region 10 SAC
Description: The IEEE Region 10 Student Activities Committee recognizes the importance of research and dissemination of the findings for the The IEEE Region 10 Student Activities Committee recognizes the importance of research and dissemination of the findings for the advancement of science and technology. Researching, writing, and presenting a paper provides students with invaluable early experience in communicating ideas related to their professional fields. The contest offers IEEE Student members an opportunity to exercise and improve both written and verbal communication skills.
Eligibility: IEEE Student Members in Region 10

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IEEE R10 UNDERGRADUATE PROJECT VIDEO CONTEST

Organiser: Region 10 SAC
Description: The IEEE Region 10 Student Activities Committee recognizes the importance of communication skills for fresh graduates as throughout their engineering career, they are constantly called upon to communicate ideas to others. The contest offers IEEE student members an opportunity to exercise and improve both verbal communication and presentation skills in a concise manner suitable for wider audience. The contest provides students with invaluable early experience in communicating ideas related to their professional field via electronic media.
Eligibility: IEEE Student Members in Region 10

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Pitch Competition: Seedstars World Competition

Organiser: Region 9
Description: The largest startup competition in emerging markets

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R-3 Student Hardware Competition

Organiser: Region 3
Eligibility: Open for all

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R-3 Student Software Competition

Organiser: Region 3
Eligibility: Open for all

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PITCH COMPETITIONS

Organiser:Region 2

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Student Poster Competition 2020

Description: GHTC 2019 invites undergraduate students to submit abstracts for the Student Poster Competition. To participate in the Competition students should write a 400-500-word description (abstract) of the poster, along with authors names, respective university and contact details;
Eligibility: Undergrad Students

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IEEE Computer Society Lance Stafford Larson Paper Contest

Organiser: IEEE CS
Description: In 1983, the Lance Stafford Larson Award was established by the Larson family in memorial for their son, who died in an electrical accident while an undergraduate at the University of Maryland. The Larson family, which includes IEEE Past President Robert Larson, created this award to encourage students to develop excellence in their communication skills and to motivate students toward achievement in the field of Computer Science. One award of $500 is given each year to the first place winner. First, second, and third place winners also receive a certificate of commendation. The prize is awarded to the best paper. In case of multiple authors, the prize will be divided among the student authors.

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RoboCup

Organiser: Partnered with IEEE RAS
Description: RoboCup is arranged with the intention to use RoboCup as a vehicle to promote robotics and AI research, by offering a publicly appealing, but formidable challenge. One of the effective ways to promote science and engineering research is to set a challenging long term goal. When the accomplishment of such a goal has significant social impact, it is called a grand challenge project. Building a robot that plays soccer will not by itself generate significant social and economic impact, but the accomplishment will certainly be considered a major achievement for the field. RoboCup is a landmark project as well as a standard problem.

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BioVis@IEEE Challenges

Organiser: BioVis Interest Group
Description: The BioVis Interest Group organizes this interdisciplinary workshop at IEEE VIS, covering aspects of visualization in biology. This workshop brings together researchers from the visualization, bioinformatics, and biology communities with the purpose of educating, inspiring, and engaging visualization researchers in problems in biological data visualization.

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SciVis Contest 2020

Organiser: IEEE VIS 2020
Description: The 2020 IEEE SciVis Contest is dedicated to create novel approaches or state of the art visualizations to assist domain scientists to better understand the complex transport mechanisms of eddies in the Red Sea under uncertainty.

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VAST Challenge 2020

Organiser: IEEE VIS 2020
Description: The 2020 IEEE VAST Challenge asks you to apply visual analytics to solve three mini-challenges to help a world impacted by a worldwide cyber event. These challenges are open to participation by individuals and teams in industry, government, and academia. We encourage your submissions and look forward to seeing your innovative visual analytics approaches

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MATE ROV Competitions

Description: The MATE competition challenges K-12, community college, and university students from all over the world to design and build ROVs to tackle missions modeled after scenarios from the ocean workplace.
Eligibility: Pre-University Students

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IAS Chapter Awards and Contests

Organiser: IEEE IAS
Eligibility: Open for all

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IAS CMD Student Robotics Demonstration Contest 2020

Organiser: IEEE IAS
Eligibility: At least one member of the team should be an IAS, IEEE member.

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IAS CMD Humanitarian Contest 2019

Organiser: IEEE IAS
Eligibility: > Individuals: One IEEE IAS Student/Graduate Member and a Project Advisor > Teams: Up to 3 IEEE IAS Student/Graduate Members and a Project Advisor

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IEEE Xplore Challenge

Description: The IEEE Xplore® Challenge for Researchers in Asia is open to academics, research scholars, and engineers from China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, who are from universities, corporations, and government institutions and who have a subscription to IEEE Xplore, and are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry. The respondents with the highest quiz scores will be entered into a drawing to win one of several prizes.
Eligibility: All academics, research scholars, and engineers from China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, who are from universities, corporations, and government institutions who have a subscription to IEEE Xplore, and are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry.

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The Norman Miller Student Poster Competition

Organiser: IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society
Description: Each year the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society sponsors the Student Poster Competition at the spring and fall OCEANS Conferences. Cash awards for the winning posters and the travel, food, lodging, and registration expenses of all students participating in the competition are provided by OES.
Eligibility: Open for all

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IEEE Signal Processing Cup

Organiser: IEEE Signal Processing Society
Description: The Signal Processing Cup (SP Cup) competition is held annually and encourages teams of students to work together to solve real-world problems using signal processing methods and techniques. Each year, three final teams are chosen to present their work during ICASSP to compete for the US$5,000 grand prize!
Eligibility: Any team composed of one faculty member, at most one graduate student and 3-10 undergraduate students is welcomed to join the open competition.

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CASS Student Design Competition

Organiser : IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CAS)
Description: The CASS Student Design Competition is a worldwide competition where undergraduate students will team with high school students. The teams should suggest and execute projects aimed at encouraging High School Students to study Electrical Engineering and related areas. The focus should be on finding a solution to a real-life problem based on circuits and systems.

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CASS Student Design Competition

Organizer:IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CAS)
Description:The CASS Student Design Competition is a worldwide competition where undergraduate students will team with high school students. The teams should suggest and execute projects aimed at encouraging High School Students to study Electrical Engineering and related areas. The focus should be on finding a solution to a real-life problem based on circuits and systems.

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IEEE ComSoc Student Competition

Organizer:EEE Communications Society
Description:The competition, Communication Technology Changing the World, recognizes students or teams of students who demonstrate the capacity to improve the lives of people through the application of communication technology and the development of projects that meet the needs of humanity.

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IEEEmadC

Organizer:IEEE Computer Society
Description:IEEEmadC (Mobile Applications Development Contest), is a 6-8 month competition which was initially focused to inspire student members in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to develop mobile applications. It has escalated into a globally recognized competition.

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IEEEXtreme

Organizer:MGA Student Activities Committee
Description:IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE Student members – advised and proctored by an IEEE member, and often supported by an IEEE Student Branch – compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems.

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