Educational Activities Contest: Acceleration Program 2017-2018


The IEEE Region 8 Education Activities Sub-committee is calling all IEEE members in Region 8 to participate and submit their ideas in this year’s Acceleration Program contest.
The contest calls for individuals and teams to submit proposals for the following:
· An educational program or project idea in the area of Pre-University Education;
· An educational program or project idea in the area of University Education;The contest aims to:
· Provide an opportunity to IEEE Region 8 members to initiate programs in Educational Activities;
· Showcase the innovation and drive of IEEE Region 8 members to an international audience;
· Find creative programs which provide value to IEEE membership and the general public. IEEE Academic, IEEE Xtreme and IEEE Day were all initiated by Region 8 members;The program or project ideas shall be new and not from the existing pool of IEEE Educational Programs. Individuals and teams can submit up to 02 entries separately.
Participants should consider sustainability and scalability of the proposed program.
The deadline for the idea submission is 10 December, 2017 and the results will be announced by 20 December, 2017.Prize:
The winning entries will receive the following prizes to be used as seed funding for piloting the program:

· An educational program or project idea in the area of Pre-University Education;

o Winner – USD 300
o Runner-up – USD 200

· An educational program or project idea in the area of University Education;

o Winner – USD 300
o Runner-up – USD 200

Rules:
· Participation can be from an individual or a team (up to 04 members);

· Individuals or teams can submit up to 02 proposals;

· At least one IEEE member needs to be part of the team. If the entry is submitted by an individual then the individual should be an IEEE member;

· The competition is open to all member grades;

· The proposal shall contain the following information:

o Summary of the idea (maximum 250 words)
o Introduction
o Description of the idea
o Is the program scalable and sustainable? How?
o How does the idea align with MGA goals
(https://www.ieee.org/societies_communities/geo_activities/mga_vision.html#sect4) – The idea doesn’t have to align with all goals.
o What are the educational outcomes of the program;
o What skills will the program develop in the participants;
o Additional information (optional)

Judging:
Idea proposals will be judged in the following areas:
· The educational outcomes of the idea;
· Alignment with MGA goals;
· Scalability and sustainability of the idea;

Submissions:
The submission shall
· be a maximum of 04 pages;

· be in times new roman font and 11 font size;

· be submitted in pdf format;

· include the full name of all team members and the Section name;

· be endorsed by the Section Chair or the Section Educational Activities Chair.

All submissions shall be submitted to easc@ieeer8.org by 10 December, 2017.