International Mechanical Engineering
Congress & Exposition®

David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA

November 9-15, 2018
November 11-14, 2018

Program - Student Competitions


Biomedical Graduate (PhD and Masters) Students’ Competition

Prospective authors should submit an abstract via the web tool at the Congress 2018 website by February 26, 2018. Please make sure to submit the abstract to BIOMEDICAL AND BIOTECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING TRACK (TRACK-4) and request if you want your paper to be included in the competition. With the acceptance of this draft abstract, a full paper should be submitted by April 30, 2018.

NCAD Best Student Paper Award

The top 3 winners will receive an acknowledgement certificate and a monetary award. To be eligible for participation in this competition, the primary author must be a student and must present at the conference. Advisors must send an e-mail to Mostafa Nouh for their students to be eligible.

Young Engineers Paper (YEP) Contest

The YEP Contest is sponsored by the ASME Fluids Engineering Division (FED). It may be entered by undergraduate students, recent baccalaureate engineers (i.e., graduation after April 2017), and beginning graduate students (i.e. start of graduate studies after April 2017). Contest participants submit an abstract (maximum of 400 words) describing their research paper, which should have its major focus on a fluids engineering topic in the FLUIDS ENGINEERING TRACK (TRACK-9) YEP Topic by February 26. Based on the abstract, contestants will be invited to submit a full-length (approximately 6,000-word) paper following ASME publication guidelines. These papers are formally reviewed by the FED Young Engineer Paper Contest Committee, according to criteria including technical merit, paper quality, and adherence to YEP Contest entry requirements. The authors of up to five of the best papers will be selected as finalists. Based on the recommendations of the reviewing committee, selected finalists will have an opportunity to revise their papers prior to final submission; however, finalist selection will be based on the original full paper submission. Authors of papers selected as finalists are invited to present their papers at a special session held at IMECE where final judging and selection will be made for the following awards: First Place: $500, Second Place: $300, Third Place: $200, and Honorable Mentions: $100 for being selected as a finalist and presenting their paper. In addition, conference registration will be waived for ONE presenting author for each finalist paper, and travel expenses up to $750 will be provided to the presenting author to help defray costs of attending IMECE 2017. All finalist papers will receive certificates acknowledging the First Place, Second Place, Third Place, and Honorable Mention award winners.