Awards and Contests


Deadline Extended! IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest SPC 2016 – Final Call

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IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest  2016 Final call & Deadline Extension

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN IEEE REGION 8 STUDENT PAPER CONTEST 2016

  All IEEE Region 8 Student Branches (SBs) are invited to participate in IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest 2016.

The deadline to send full student papers for the contest has been extended to December 15, 2015.

This is the final reminder for paper submission. Five papers will be chosen for presentation at MELECON 2016, April 18-20 2016, Limassol Cyprus.

The deadline to send full papers to IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest 2016 is extended to December 15, 2015. Submit paper to http://spc2016.exordo.com . You will be required to setup an account using an e-mail address and a password to allow you to
edit any of your input before the closing date. Papers submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

For more information, PLEASE READ THE SHORT DIGEST ABOUT SPC IN THE ATTACHED FILE. (Link)

 

THE COMPLETE SPC RULES ARE ALSO ATTACHED (Link), AS WELL AS IEEE COPYRIGHT FORM (Link).


Congratulations to SPC 2015 Winners!

Call for SPC 2016 is out for more than one month now! Five papers will be chosen to compete on the first 3 places in the region during MELECON’16 by April 2016 in Limassol, Cyprus.

A good opportunity to share with you the Winners from SPC 2015 oral finals held during EUROCON’16 in Salamanca, Spain.

• 1st Prize went to Wouter Diels and Alexander Standaert for “Design of 1Mbit RRAM memory to replace eFlash”, KU Leuven, Belgium.

• 2nd Prize went to Ian Kavanagh for “Developing a Method of Moments Based Indoor Propagation Model”, Dublin City University, Ireland.

• 3rd Prize went to Quentin Cappart and Adrien Thonet for “The World Migration Network: Rankings, Groups and Gravity Models”, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.

Congratulations to all the winners, looking forward to publishing the photos of the 2016 SPC winners in Limassol! 🙂

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IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest SPC 2016 – First call

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INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN IEEE REGION 8 STUDENT PAPER CONTEST 2016
   
All IEEE Region 8 Student Branches (SBs) are invited to participate in IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest 2016.  
The deadline to send full student papers for the IEEE R8 SPC 2016 is December 1, 2015. 
FINALISTS’ PAPERS WILL BE PRESENTED DURING MELECON 2016, APRIL 18 – 20, 2016, LIMASSOL, CYPRUS
 
PLEASE READ THE SHORT DIGEST ABOUT SPC IN THE ATTACHED FILE. (Link)
 
THE COMPLETE SPC RULES ARE ALSO ATTACHED (Link), AS WELL AS IEEE COPYRIGHT FORM (Link). 

Mind the Gap! – New Contest for R8 Students

 

What is the generation gap? 

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The term “generation gap” describes the sociological and psychological differences between people belonging to different generations: differences in values, lifestyle, attitude, even opportunities. Sociologists differentiate between three generations: Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964), Generation X (1965-1984), and Millennials (also known as Generation Y, 1985-2010).

The biggest gap exists between Millennials and their predecessors. Millennials grew up in a time where everything they needed to know or wanted to know was at their fingertips thanks to the advancement of technology. This innovative need to know, want, and do more led Millennials to obtain a skill set that is infinitely scalable compared to previous generations, mostly in terms of the ability to use technology efficiently and absorb information rapidly. However, what they lack most is what their predecessors abundantly have: experience.

What’s Mind the Gap (MtG) Contest? (Click this link for more info)

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Mind the gap (MtG) is a new contest presented by IEEE Region8 SAC. The motivation behind this project is the continuous growth of the generational gap, caused by fast technical advancement.

To compete in “Mind the Gap!”, a team of students is expected to come up with a project idea that brings younger and older generations together, using technology to the advantage of humanity.
In MtG phase I, a team of 3 to 5 students (at least one of them being an IEEE student or graduate student member, and at least one of them being a post-graduate student) submits a proposal that describes a project aiming to reduce the generational gap, a project that the team is able to transform into a proof of concept within 6 months, and assuming a funding of up to $10,000. The proposal should include a description of challenges, market study, project milestones, detailed budget, and a Gantt chart.
Three winning projects, presented by three teams, will be selected to be laureates of the first, second, and third prize.
Initial timetable: 
May 15, 2016: idea submission
– End of June, 2016: idea evaluation results
For any questions about the contest, please refer to mtg@ieeer8.org 

Region 8 Website Contest 2014

Dear Regional Website Contest 2014 participants,

The IEEE Region 8 SAC team is very pleased to announce the official results of the Regional Website Contest 2014. After challenging evaluation process, which covered 35 websites (new R8 record!) the SAC team has chosen 3 best websites, which will represent R8 in the IEEE Global Website Contest 2014.

These are:
– 1st place: IEEE Student Branch JKU Linz (Austria Section): http://www.ieee.jku.at/

LinzWebsite

– 2nd place: IEEE Alexandria Student Branch (Egipt Section): http://alexsb.org/

AlexandriaWebsite

– 3rd place: IEEE Student Branch Gent (Benelux Section): http://www.ieeesb.ugent.be/

GentWebsite

Congratulations for this excellent results and many, many thanks to all Student Branches for their participation in the contest. Comparing to the last year, we have noticed many positive changes ! The presentation of the contents as well as the design of the templates with related graphics was so much improved that the difference between particular websites was really small. The places on our list ranking differ only by 1 – 3 points ! We wish we could qualify more websites for the IEEE Global Website Contest 2014 but according to the rules we can choose the 3 best entries only.

Dear R8 SB members, we really admire your effort in creating your websites. You did an amaizng job ! And remember, we are looking forward for your submissions in 2015 !

On behalf of R8 SAC,
Piotr Graca, Awards & Contests Coordinator


2014 Presidents’ Change the World Competition

The IEEE Presidents’ Change the World Competition recognizes and rewards students who identify a real-world problem and apply engineering, science, computing, and leadership skills to solve it. The contest offers students the perfect opportunity to have their ingenuity and enthusiasm for engineering and technology recognized by prestigious IEEE members around the globe.
The registration will be open until January 31

If you are interested in the 2014 Presidents’ Change the World Competition, please visit the website: http://bit.ly/18LF41Y