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IMECE ®

International Mechanical Engineering
Congress & Exposition®

David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA

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

Program - Student Competitions

 

Undergraduate Research and Design Expo Student Poster Competition

The poster forum provides undergraduate mechanical engineering students with a professional and technical forum for presenting their research, design project, and other engineering solutions and endeavors. IMECE provides the unique environment for students to interact with fellow researchers from single-focus, multidisciplinary, and/or international backgrounds.

Entrants will submit an abstract following the requirements listed below. ASME is sponsoring monetary awards for first, second and third place.

Competition Abstract Requirements

  • Abstracts should be at least 300-400 words and should include the following elements:
  • An introduction that provides the motivation and purpose of the research.
  • The contribution of the work toward advancing science and/or engineering.
  • The methodology used (e.g., experimental techniques, analytical, computational, etc.).
  • Preliminary results and conclusions.

A minimum of one student author per poster must register after the abstract is accepted. The student registrant will be provided access to the conference. Information for the poster format will be posted in July. Please note that this is a POSTER PRESENTATION competition, only. A paper is not required nor will it be accepted or will it be an option.

Deadlines

Sept 14, 2018 – Last day to submit abstracts

Sept 28, 2018 – Notification if abstract is accepted/rejected

Oct 5, 2018 – Presenting author must register

National Science Foundation (NSF) Poster Competitions

NSF-Funded Research

Graduate and/or undergraduate student(s) working on NSF-funded research, including Graduate Research Fellowship Program, but not including Research Experiences for Undergraduates.

Abstracts should be at least 400 words and must include the following elements:

  • An introduction that provides the motivation and purpose of the research.
  • The contribution of the work toward advancing science and/or engineering.
  • The methodology used (e.g., experimental techniques, analytical, computational, etc.).
  • Preliminary results and conclusions.
  • On a separate line at the end of the abstract with the following sentence:

“This project is funded by NSF {Program Name} Program with {Program Director}, {funding number (i.e. CMMI-xxxxxxx)}, Principal Investigator {PI’s name}, and Project Advisor {Advisor’s name, if different from PI}.”

Qualifications for the competition include:

  • First author must be a currently registered student or recent graduate (within 1 year from graduation);
  • Work must be primarily based on efforts from the past 2 years.
  • Lead author and presenter at the Poster session must be a student author.
  • Project advisor must be the contacting author.

Best poster presentation awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd places) to the first authors, for each category will be presented at IMECE. Validation requirements will be forthcoming after abstract acceptance.

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Undergraduate student working on NSF-funded summer and/or research project REUs.

Abstracts should be at least 400 words and must include the following elements:

  • An introduction that provides the motivation and purpose of the research.
  • The contribution of the work toward advancing science and/or engineering.
  • The methodology used (e.g., experimental techniques, analytical, computational, etc.).
  • Preliminary results and conclusions.
  • On a separate line at the end of the abstract with the following sentence:

“This project is funded by NSF {Program Name} Program with {Program Director}, {funding number (i.e. CMMI-xxxxxxx)}, Principal Investigator {PI’s name}, and Project Advisor {Advisor’s name, if different from PI}.”

Qualifications for the competition include:

  • First author must be a currently registered student or recent graduate (within 1 year from graduation);
  • Work must be primarily based on efforts from the past 2 years.
  • Lead author and presenter at the Poster session must be a student author.
  • Project advisor must be the contacting author.

Best poster presentation awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd places) to the first authors, for each category will be presented at IMECE. Validation requirements will be forthcoming after abstract acceptance.

Student Design Competition (SDC) Finals

The 2018 Student Design Competition has challenged the imagination and technical design skills of all its participants. At the Finals on Sunday, November 11th, teams who’ve participated in an SDC held at each E-Fest this year will compete against each other in a modified, four-way football (soccer) competition. These teams will come equipped with a strategic game-plan, robot(s) and a will to battle it out for the Championship Title.

Old Guard Presentation Competition Finals

The Old Guard Committee will hold a Finals Competition with the First and Second place winners invited from each 2018 Student E-Fest venue. An engineer, like all professionals, must possess a well-developed ability to communicate, both orally and in writing. The Old Guard Presentation Competition is designed to emphasize the value of an ability to deliver oral presentations.

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.

Safety Engineering, Risk and Reliability Analysis Division Student Challenge

ASME Safety Engineering, Risk and Reliability Analysis Division (SERAD) has been hosting an annual challenge to undergraduate and graduate students to submit papers on related topics since 1984. The papers are peer reviewed by experts in these areas. In 2018, the top two winning papers in each the undergraduate and graduate groups will be presented in a special SERAD session at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE). This is a presentation-only session including total four presentations.

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.