NOTE: This is ICEF 2017
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Internal Combustion Engine Fall Technical Conference

Seattle, Washington

October 15 - 18, 2017
October 16 - 17, 2017


Program - Student Competition



The Student Presentation Chair of the ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division invites you to submit your undergraduate research in internal combustion engines. The top two entries will be selected to be present at the 2017 ASME Internal Combustion Engine Fall Technical Conference in Seattle, WA.

The winning students will receive a cash award of $3000!

In addition, travel and lodging expenses for the conference will be covered up to $1500 for the two winning applicants. To encourage additional student participation in the division, applicants who are not chosen as winners of the competition will be invited to attend the conference and present their work at a special undergraduate student poster session. Both the two winning applicants and poster presenters will receive free conference registration.

Consider applying if you:

  • work in a laboratory that does internal combustion engine research
  • work on the engine of a collegiate race team or your own car
  • have innovative ideas for next generation advanced engines or alternative fuels
  • are an internal combustion engine enthusiast and would like to deliver a presentation on the subject

To be considered, submit; (1) a 1000-word abstract in pdf format, (2) a 10-minute draft presentation slides as a pdf file, and (3) a one page mentor/advisor letter of recommendation to the Student Presentation Chair by April 28, 2017. The letter of recommendation must be from the professor or mentor working most closely with the student and must clearly identify the student's role in performing the research. A selection committee will choose the top two presentations according to an established review process. In that process, submissions will be scored according to the following metrics: (a) technical strength, (b) research novelty (c) quality of project execution, (d) degree of independent work, and (e) presentation quality.

The winning two students will be invited to Seattle, WA to deliver their presentations to a group of leading experts in the internal combustion engine field at the ASME Internal Combustion Engine Fall Technical Conference. Applicants who are not selected will be invited to present their work at a special student poster session to be held during the conference. As a participant, you'll get to attend other researcher's presentations and network with people working in this exciting and important field.

You must be an ASME student member and be an undergraduate student on the date of submission to be selected.

Send your abstract, draft presentation, and letter of recommendation by April 28th to:
Josh Bittle
Student Presentation Chair

Last Year's Winners:

The ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division awarded Mr. Jonathan Aguilar from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell and Mr. Jeff Son from the University of British Columbia as winners of the 2016 ASME ICEF Undergraduate Student Presentation Competition. Both winners received a complimentary registration for the ASME IC Engine Division 2016 Fall Technical Conference, a $3000 award, and travel expenses up to $1500.

Jonathan Aguilar - University of Massachusetts in Lowell - "Direct Measurements of Ammonia Storage on Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Systems using Radio Frequency Methods"

Jeff Son - University of British Columbia - "Development of a Research Oriented Cylinder Head"