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IRC brings forth a venue for the high school, undergraduate and graduate students to display their research writing prowess.

IRC-2023 First Round Submission Form

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Competition Category: -- Choose from -- Category 1 - High School Category 2 - Undergraduate Category 3 - Graduate

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About the competition

The International Research Competition (IRC) is an epitome of the organization’s commitment to knowledge and research. True to its mission, IIARI upholds the value of research and education for intellectual growth and development. IRC aims to nurture research culture among the students in various education levels.

IRC is an international competition open to all student-researchers across the globe. It brings forth a venue for the high school, undergraduate and graduate students to display their research writing prowess.

1. Objectives

The competition aims to:

  • continuously develop strong research culture among students;
  • provide platform for the dissemination and publication of student research outputs;
  • foster collaboration among student-researchers around the globe; and
  • develop camaraderie among fellows in the industry and academic community.

2. Categories

There are three categories of the competition:

Category 1 . High School Students. This competition is open to senior high school students.

Category 2 . Undergraduate Students. This competition is open to undergraduate students in any specializations.

Category 3 . Graduate Students. This competition is open to graduate students both in Masters and Doctorate levels in any specializations.

IRC has three levels namely: first, second and final round.

First round . The competitors submit the extended abstract ( download the format ) of their paper during the first round of the competition. All submissions are through the online submission form. The panel of evaluators choose the papers to continue to the second round of the competition.

Second round . The competitors submit the full manuscript of their paper ( download title page  and  download anonymous file ), supporting evidence (student identification, proof of enrollment or certificate of graduation) and registration fee of $40 (P2,000 for Philippine competitors). The panel of evaluators choose maximum ten (10) papers from each category to advance to the final round of the competition. All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings journal. 

Final round . The top papers are called for an online panel interview. There will be one winner per category.

HOW WINNER IS DETERMINED?

First round.

The chair and co-chair vote to "ACCEPT" or "REJECT" each submission in the three categories. After the votes are casted, they will be tallied to determine any split decision. A third evaluator will be called to make the final decision on the split decision. The final number of second round qualifiers will be announced. Only the qualifiers will be sent notice of acceptance via email.

SECOND ROUND

The qualifiers will be given sufficient time to complete their paper and submit the full paper in proper format in order to register for the competition. Any qualifier who complied with all the requirements (full paper, proof of enrolment/graduation, registration fee, complete registration form) will be the second round finalists. The anonymous full papers will be evaluated by a separate panel comprising 60% of the total scores. Each category has different set of two evaluators. At the end of round two, maximum ten papers enter the final round.

FINAL ROUND

Important due dates, 1. scope of research.

There are four key areas: (1) education; (2) business and finance; (3) social sciences and (4) information technology. The competition accepts any topic within its scope and coverage. The submitted article needs to have strong empirical evidence and make significant contribution to the field. It should have strong theoretical and/or methodological literature. The submission is an original article, not have been nor considered for publishing elsewhere. The author must obtain permission for any used copyrighted materials within the article. The competition only accepts articles in English.

The total word count including references for Category 1 must be 3,000 to 5,000. Meanwhile, the Category 2 and 3 requires 6,000 to 8,000 words including references. There is maximum of 5 authors in one article.

2. Eligibility

The competition is open to currently enrolled students. Authors need to provide valid identification or proof of their enrollment. In case of a team, all the authors must be currently enrolled during the academic year at the time of the competition.

Competitors can use a previously written thesis or dissertation as part of their academic requirement by providing a written certification from the school allowing its use. The paper should have not been published nor considered for publication. Students can use academic papers written from 2021 to 2023. If in case the author had graduated, certificate of graduation should be provided.

The authors are allowed to have mentors or advisors as co-authors. Clearly specify in the manuscript if advisor.

3. Accepted papers

All papers will be published in  The Research Probe , the proceedings journal. In addition, some papers can be invited to be published for free in the relevant IIARI journals. Should the author withdraw from the competition after acceptance, a written notice should be sent to the committee at least 7 days before the scheduled final round of the competition.  

4. Selection criteria

The finalist in the first and second rounds of the competitions will be chosen through the following criteria:

  • Strong empirical evidence - 10%
  • Strong contribution to the field - 30%
  • Background and related work (15)
  • Methodology (20)
  • Results and Discussion (20)
  • Conclusion (5)

During the final round of the competition, the criteria for the selection include:

  • Manuscript Evaluation - 60%
  • Panel Interview - 40%

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Prizes and awards

One winner will be announced per category who will receive the following prizes:

Category 1. USD100 (P5000), Certificate and Plaque

Category 2. USD150 (P7500), Certificate and Plaque

Category 3. USD200 (P10000), Certificate and Plaque

The second and third placers in each category receive certificate and medal. The winning advisor/mentor also receives certificate. The non-winners receive e-certificate of recognition.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any registration fee.

A: The registration fee is $40 (P2,000) for papers accepted in the second round. There is no payment for the paper submission in the first round of the competition.

What certificates I will receive?

If you register to the competition, you will automatically receive certificate of recognition (as finalist), certificate of publication (proceedings journal), certificate of presentation (conference) and certificate of training (conference).

Can I withdraw my paper from the competition?

A: Yes. You may withdraw your paper after acceptance after a written notice to the competition committee at least seven (7) days before the scheduled evaluation.

Can I submit an on-going study?

Yes. You may submit for the Round 1 of the competition. If chosen as finalist, you need to submit the full manuscript.

Can I submit a research article not within my specialization?

Yes. All papers within the competition scope and coverage can be submitted.

Can I submit a study previously conducted?

Yes. You may submit studies conducted from 2022 to 2023.

In case of a team, should all members appear in the panel interview?

All authors should appear in the panel interview except for the advisor or mentor when included as co-author.

If we have further questions and clarifications, how we can communicate with the committee?

For further queries, you can send email to [email protected] or send WhatsApp message to (+63) 916 387 3537.

Committee Members

Dr. Kim

Dr. Chong Kim Mee

Manuel Malonisio

Dr. Manuel O. Malonisio

Co-chairman

Dr. Seema

Dr. Seema Varshney

Dr. Ariel

Dr. Ariel E. San Jose

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amir

Dr. Amir Rezaei

Ei Phyo Khaing

Ei Phyo Khaing

Andro

Dr. Andro T. Tabiolo

wai

Wai Wai Than

Mrilou

Marilou O. Montiflor

Dr. Hamizah

Ts. Dr. Hamizah Mokhtar

Debbie Butch

Debbie Butch R. Pequeña

Kimouche

Dr. Kimouche Bilal

Helmer

Dr. Helmer B. Montejo

Saifullahi

Saifullahi Adam Bayero

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The manuscript must include pertinent information of the author/s including name/s, name of school, address and email address. The corresponding author, in case of multiple authors, must be properly indicated. There is maximum of 5 authors in one article.

SciTech Forum

6–10 January 2025

Hyatt Regency Orlando Orlando, FL

Student Paper Competitions

Dates to remember.

Abstract Submission Begins: 26 March 2024

Abstract Submission Deadline: 23 May 2024, 8:00 p.m. ET

Author Notification: 26 August 2024

Manuscript Deadline: 2 December 2024, 8:00 p.m. ET

*Dates are subject to change.

 Abstract Submission Process & Requirements  Technical Presenter Resources    Submit an Abstract

Student Eligibility and Submission Requirements

Student Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student author(s) must be members of AIAA in order to enter the competition.
  • Student author(s) must be full-time students in good academic standing at their university/institution at the time of submission.
  • Manuscript content represents the work of the author.
  • Student(s) must be the primary author(s) of the paper and the work must have been performed while the author(s) was a student.
  • Student author(s) must be able to attend the Forum to present their work should it be selected for presentation.

Student Submission Requirements:

  • Student Paper Competition submissions must adhere to the overall Forum Abstract Submission Requirements.
  • Students must select the “Student Paper Competition” presentation type during the electronic submission process. Do not submit the abstract more than once. Only submissions with Student Paper Competition” presentation type indicated will be eligible for the competition.
  • All submissions must be made by the Forum abstract submission deadline of 23 May, 8:00 p.m. ET.
  • For further requirements and instructions, please refer to the detailed descriptions of each Student Paper Competition as described in their call below.

Student Paper Competitions in the topics below are being held in conjunction with the Forum:

Please direct questions to: Eric Stewart , NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

To be considered for one of the student paper awards within the Aerospace Design and Structures Group, students must submit their abstract to one of the following areas:

  • Adaptive Structures
  • Complexity in Aerospace (CASE)
  • Design Engineering
  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
  • Non-Deterministic Approaches
  • Spacecraft Structures
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Survivability
  • Systems Engineering

Authorship:  Student papers should report on work primarily conducted by students in collaboration with their faculty advisors; therefore, all primary/presenting authors of papers submitted for consideration in the Student Paper Competition must be students at the time of abstract submission. The first author of the paper must remain the same between the abstract, final paper, and presentation. Up to two non-student co-authors are allowed.

Presentation:  At conference, the presentation must be given by the primary author of the paper.

Extended Abstract:  Student abstracts must be extended abstracts that follow the rules outlined in this Call for Papers. When submitting to the abstract submission website, select “Student Paper Competition” as the paper type.  Semi-finalists will be chosen based on an evaluation of the extended abstracts.  The results of the semi-final round will not be made public.

Deadline:  Student manuscripts must be uploaded to the manuscript submission website by  the published regular conference paper deadline for the AIAA SciTech Forum .  Students should note that the latest version of their paper submitted prior to the deadline will be the version used for judging.

If for any of these reasons a paper is removed from student paper competition, authors still have the opportunity to submit their paper by the published regular conference paper deadline for the full AIAA SciTech Forum deadline as a regular conference paper.

The following awards will be presented to the winners where a single paper can only win one award:

Jefferson Goblet Student Paper Award:  The highest ranked Aerospace Design and Structures paper based on manuscript and presentation quality is recognized with the Jefferson Goblet Student Paper Award, which was established over twenty years ago and named to honor Thomas Jefferson. The recipient receives a monetary award ($500), a certificate, and a goblet modeled after a 1788 design by Thomas Jefferson.

American Society for Composites Student Paper Award:  The highest ranked composites-related paper based on manuscript and presentation quality is recognized with the American Society for Composites Student Paper Award. The recipient receives a monetary award ($500) and a certificate.

Lockheed Martin Student Paper Award in Structures:  The Lockheed Martin Student Paper Award in Structures recognizes an outstanding structures-related paper, based on manuscript and presentation quality. The recipient receives a monetary award ($500) and a certificate.  

Harry H. and Lois G. Hilton Student Paper Award in Structures:  The Harry H. and Lois G. Hilton Student Paper Award in Structures recognizes an outstanding graduate-level, structures related paper, based on manuscript and presentation quality. The recipient receives a monetary award ($500) and a certificate. 

SwRI Student Paper Award in Non-Deterministic Approaches:  The Southwest Research Institute Student Paper Award in Non-Deterministic Approaches recognizes an outstanding NDA-related paper, based on manuscript and presentation quality. The recipient receives a monetary award ($500) and a certificate.

The Aerospace Design and Structures Group Student Paper Competitions include submissions to the following topics:

Please direct questions to:  James Creel , Texas A&M University

The Walter R. Lempert Student Paper Award in Diagnostics for Fluid Mechanics, Plasma Physics, and Energy Transfer is sponsored by the Aerodynamic Measurement Technology (AMT), Plasmadynamics and Lasers (PDL), and Propellants and Combustion (PC) Technical Committees (TC).

The award is given on an annual basis in memory of Dr. Walter R. Lempert. Walter Lempert was an outstanding scientist and engineer who had a profound impact on AIAA and in particular these three TCs. The Walter R. Lempert Student Paper Award is given to the most outstanding student paper submitted to sessions organized by these TCs at the annual AIAA SciTech Forum.

The Award shall consist of $500 cash and a Certificate of Merit identifying the name of the Award, the Award winner, the title of the paper for which they won the award, and the date of the award. If required by the IRS, the winning student shall submit a W-9/W-8 to AIAA. The Award winner will be recognized during the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition (AIAA AVIATION). The Walter Lempert Subcommittee Chair shall provide winner information to AIAA no later than 60 days prior to the Forum.

Any additional funds available through the endowment may be used to support the travel costs for the award winner to attend the conference to receive the award in person. Additional funds may also be used to facilitate honorable mention awards for other outstanding student papers eligible for The Walter R. Lempert Student Paper Award in Diagnostics for Fluid Mechanics, Plasma Physics, and Energy Transfer. Disbursements of funds is based upon the formal AIAA Foundation agreement.

Additional Technical Discipline Eligibility Requirements & Other Rules

Any graduate student in an engineering or related program that is the first author and presenter of a technical paper at an AMT, PDL or PC affiliated session at the AIAA SciTech. The winning students may one receive this award once.

Technical Discipline Selection Criteria:

  • The paper must be in the area of measurement techniques and related to the technical disciplines covered by the AMT, PDL and PC technical committees.
  • The paper should be evaluated on the innovative nature of the diagnostic or its use. Applications of mature diagnostics are not eligible for this award.
  • The papers will be scored according to the following formula:
  • Technical Quality/Completeness (50 pts) - Some of the considerations which you may wish to apply here are: clearly stated purpose, a well-developed introduction, methods used, the inclusion of an uncertainty analysis if applicable, well supported conclusions, breadth of references, or other technically applicable criteria.
  • Technical Relevance (25 pts) - Considerations here should be contribution to the state-of-the-art or knowledge, timeliness, innovation, etc. in diagnostics for fluid mechanics, plasma physics, and energy transfer
  • Readability (25 pts) – Text, grammar, figures, tables, etc.

Please direct questions to:  Andrea Da Ronch , University of Southampton Yunjun Xu , University of Central Florida

The AFM Technical Committee, with the support of Calspan Corporation , is sponsoring the AFM Student Paper Competition. Eligible written papers and oral presentations will be judged by members of the AFM Technical Committee.The competition is within the AFM conference and not part of the larger SciTech Forum and Exhibition. The winner of the competition will be notified after the conference and receive both a certificate and a $500 award.

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To be eligible for the competition, the entrant must be the primary author of the submitted paper and the work must have been performed while the author was a student. As such, recent graduates may still be eligible. Entrants will present their papers in the AFM technical sessions, where judges will also be in attendance. To enter the competition, the “Student Paper Competition” option must be selected instead of “Technical Manuscript” when submitting a manuscript via the conference website. Note that when entering the Student Paper Competition, the paper is still published and scheduled within the technical sessions, as normal. Papers are due by the regular final manuscript deadline. All papers with a student as primary author are encouraged to participate in the competition.

The scoring for the award will be equally based on the written paper and oral presentation. Judging of the written paper is based on the criteria:

  • Relevance of the topic to atmospheric flight mechanics
  • Organization and clarity
  • Appreciation of relevant technical issues and sources of error
  • Meaningful conclusions of the research.

Judging of the oral presentation is based on the criteria:

  • Background and problem definition statement
  • Explanation of technical approach
  • Explanation of research results

Please direct questions to:  Charles E. Tinney ,  The University of Texas at Austin The Prof. Kirti "Karman" Ghia Memorial Award is presented by the AIAA FDTC to an international graduate student studying in the USA, for an innovative approach to computational fluid dynamics that leads to a greater understanding of the flow physics for a problem related to aeronautics or astronautics.  The winner must present at a paper at SciTech.

Instructions : Graduate student authors may self-nominate for the Professor Kirti "Karman" Ghia Memorial Award by selecting the “Student Paper Competition” option instead of “Technical Manuscript” during submission. Note that when entering the Student Paper Competition, the paper is still published and scheduled within the technical sessions, as normal.

Eligibility : AIAA membership is strongly encouraged but not required.  Nominees must be international graduate students, meaning they do not have USA citizenship or permanent residency, working toward a graduate degree in the USA and presenting a paper at SciTech.  The winner must show written proof, potentially from their departmental graduate office, of eligibility.  Nominees may only win this award once.  Only nominees who choose a topic area under Fluid Dynamics during abstract submission will be considered for the award, and further only those who have a substantial CFD component as part of their paper.

Cash Prize : $1,500 will be provided for the winner’s conference costs, including airfare, registration, lodging, food, and other transportation, to present a paper at SciTech.  This will be given as a check to the winner before the conference to help them plan and pay for their travel.  The winner is required to make their own travel and conference arrangements.

Selection Process and Timing : The award is judged by the FDTC based on the criteria given below.  The judging has 2 rounds.  First, submitted abstracts will be down-selected to a smaller group, and winners of round 1 will be notified at the time of SciTech abstract acceptance decisions (nominally end of August).  Next, round-1 winners will be asked to submit their full papers early, by Oct. 24, for round-2 judging.  One winner will be chosen around the 3rd week of Nov., to give time for travel planning.

Award Presentation Venue : This award is presented at the same SciTech that the paper is given, and the winner will be invited to the FDTC plenary meeting to be recognized and provided with a certificate.  The award will also be acknowledged at the Student Breakfast.

Technical Discipline Selection Criteria

The award is judged by the FDTC, and the evaluation criteria and weights are: 1) an innovative approach to CFD, e.g., a new methodology, speed increase, higher accuracy, new validation framework, post-processing strategy, etc. (weight: 35%); 2) a greater understanding of the flow physics of a given problem, as a result of the CFD innovation (weight: 35%); 3) clarity and prose (weight: 15%); 4) graphical content (weight: 15%).

Please direct questions to: Keiichi Okai , Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Tarek Abdel-Salam , East Carolina University

Green Engineering Best Student Paper Award

This award will be presented to best student paper submitted under Green Engineering Integration Committee.

Please direct questions to: Raghvendra Cowlagi ,  Worcester Polytechnic Institute Xuerui Wang , Delft University of Technology

AIAA Guidance Navigation and Control Best Graduate Student Paper

The GN&C Technical Committee will host a Graduate Student Paper Competition at the AIAA SciTech Forum. In addition to appropriate recognition, all finalists in the GN&C Graduate Student Paper Competition will receive a monetary award of $500 and complimentary registration. The overall winner will receive an additional $1,000 award.

For this competition, full draft manuscript papers are sought from graduate students on GN&C technical research topics, from which up to six finalists will be selected by a panel of judges for inclusion in a special GN&C Graduate Student Paper Competition session. Author eligibility and manuscript submission requirements are described below.

  • A student must be the first or sole author, enrolled at an institution of higher learning.
  • Upon selection as a finalist the student must provide to the Competition Chairs a 'Statement of Contributions' that delineates the specific technical contributions of each co-author. Furthermore, the student must assert that they have provided the preponderant share of input to both the technical and written dimensions of the paper, and must also include the signatures of all co-authors.
  • The student author must be a member of AIAA to become a finalist in the competition.
  • The student author must be a full-time graduate student in good academic standing at his or her university/institution at the time of submission.
  • Full draft manuscript not exceeding a total length of 25 pages.
  • The student author is not the overall winner of the preceding year’s competition.
  • Only one paper submission per primary author.

The finalists for the Graduate Student Paper Competition will be selected on the basis of three reviewer scores, with consideration to technical content (30%), originality (30%), practical application (20%) and style and form (20%). Reviewers will be members of the GNC Technical Committee. Each finalist will present their paper in a special session during the conference. The presentation will be evaluated by a panel of judges. The overall winner of the paper competition will be decided on the basis of scores granted to the paper as well as the presentation.

Please direct questions to: Friedolin T. Strauss , German Aerospace Center (DLR) Suo Yang , University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

High-Speed Air-Breathing Propulsion Student Paper Competition

High-speed air-breathing propulsion technical committee solicits student papers which address the design, analysis, optimization, testing, and evaluation of technologies and systems that enable supersonic and hypersonic air vehicle propulsion. The key technology areas include but are not limited to ramjet, scramjet and combined cycle engines, inlets, isolators, combustion chambers, nozzles and other enabler components, the design methods and optimization, thermodynamic analysis, the measurement techniques and numerical methods facilitating the interpretation of the physics observed within High-Speed propulsion systems as well as materials, structures and manufacturing methods aiming at construction of the engines.

Focus on high-speed flight regime above or equal Mach 5 or topic related to this flight regime. Topic range includes the same topics as in the general HSABP Call for Papers.

Focus on high-speed flight regime above or equal Mach 5, technical excellence, conciseness, technical approach, technical creativity, compliance with AIAA SciTech style guide and AIAA requirements.

Please direct questions to:  B. Danette Allen ,  NASA

Human Machine Teaming Best Student Paper

Papers are sought that address theoretical, analytical, simulated, experimental, or implementation results related to aerospace applications for advances in human machine teaming where the paper can focus on one of three general elements: the human, the machine, and interactions and interdependencies between them. Concepts regarding human physiology, psychology, human factors, cognitive models, and human performance that support aspects of human machine teaming are of interest. Additionally, concepts regarding artificial intelligence, explainable AI (xAI), machine learning, modeling, feature engineering (e.g., biosignal processing), and human-machine interfaces, which support the mapping of the human to the machine, the interaction with the machine, elucidates trust, and other facets of the human machine system are all topic areas of focus.

Technical Discipline Eligibility Requirements & Other Rules

Submissions will be evaluated by a team which is comprised of:

  • Members of the conference program committee
  • Representatives from the Human Machine Teaming TC
  • Participation is limited to current graduate and undergraduate students from any accredited, degree-program educational institution.
  • The teams should be composed of at least one AIAA student member and at least one advisor who is an AIAA member.
  • Submissions by individuals or teams are acceptable
  • Required submission format: PowerPoint charts + short abstract
  • Optional submission material: videos, system mock-ups, demonstrations

The criteria for which each idea will be evaluated on:

  • Compliance: is the idea submission complete and does it comply with the rules of the challenge?
  • Novelty: does the idea describe a novel approach to providing a solution?
  • Originality: how original is the proposed technology or use of existing technology?
  • Relevance: How well does the idea relate to the topic and provide a solution aligned with the goals of this challenge?
  • Feasibility: how likely can the idea be prototyped?
  • Value Proposition: if successful, how well does the idea solve a stakeholder’s need and how likely would the solution be transitioned to a stakeholder?

Please direct questions to:  Andrew Lacher , NASA

Intelligent Systems Best Student Paper

Students are invited to submit extended abstracts by the abstract submission deadline in any broad area of Intelligent Systems to the Intelligent Systems Student Paper Competition. Systems of interest include both military and commercial aerospace systems and those ground systems that are part of test, development, or operations of aerospace systems. Technologies that enable autonomy (i.e. safe and reliable operation with minimal or no human intervention) as well as collaborative human-machine teaming in complex aerospace systems/subsystems are of interest. These include but are not limited to: autonomous and expert systems; discrete planning/scheduling algorithms; intelligent data/image processing, learning, and adaptation techniques; data fusion and reasoning; and knowledge engineering. The application of such technologies to problems that highlight advanced air mobility, certification, carbon emissions/sustainability, space traffic management, and cislunar operations are of particular interest.

  • A student paper competition session will be held on Monday evening of January 6th, 2025 at the SciTech Forum; finalists will present during this session.
  • Papers will also be included in the conference proceedings, and you will also be required to present as a regular paper in the AIAA SciTech (Two presentations will occur, one on Monday and one in the regular conference schedule).
  • Please follow the abstract submission requirements in the Intelligent Systems Technical Discipline Call for Papers.

Technical Discipline Selection Criteria A student competition paper subcommittee and the chair will review the full draft manuscripts submitted as IS student paper competition papers based upon:

  • Originality
  • Practical Applications or Theoretical Foundations
  • Long-Term relevance to IS Technologies
  • Technically New, Innovative, or Constructive Review
  • Professional Integrity (Credits prior work, claims are supported by results, is objective)
  • Clear Presentation (writing, organizing, and graphics)

All papers that are not selected will be forwarded to the area chairs for possible inclusion as regular conference papers. Directly after this session, the subcommittee will decide the winner based on both the paper and the presentation, and the student will be notified by email. The winner will be presented with an award, “Best Student Paper.”

Please direct questions to:  Prof. Carl Ollivier-Gooch , University of British Columbia

MVCE Best Student Paper

The Meshing, Visualization, and Computational Environments (MVCE) Technical Committee is holding a student paper competition for the AIAA SciTech Forum . The student who writes the best extended abstract will receive a $500 award, which will be paid in advance of the conference, to defray the cost of attending the AIAA SciTech Forum .

The extended abstracts will be judged by a subcommittee of the MVCE based upon the importance of the work, originality, quality, and completeness. To be eligible, the student needs to be full-time at either the graduate or undergraduate level. Students are encouraged to submit extended abstracts that are as close as possible to the anticipated final paper.

Please direct questions to: Andrew Dahir , MIT Lincoln Lab Scott Palo , University of Colorado Boulder

Small Satellite Best Student Paper Award

The AIAA Small Satellite Technical Committee is proud to announce the Best Student Paper Competition at the AIAA SciTech Forum. Entrants will be judged by technical committee members and the judging will include both the written manuscript and the oral presentation.  Full-time students at any academic level are encouraged to participate and eligibility requirements are defined by the AIAA and outlined at the top of this page.  More details about the evaluation process can be obtained by contacting [email protected] .

Abstract: Students are encouraged to submit extended abstracts (70% complete papers) which demonstrate the maturity of the work. When submitting to the abstract submission website, select “Student Paper Competition” as the presentation type. Semi-finalists will be chosen based on an evaluation of the extended abstracts. The results of the semi-final round will not be made public.  Deadline: Final student manuscripts must be uploaded to the conference manuscript submission website by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time USA on 11 November 2024 (this is earlier than the deadline for regular technical papers). Students who miss this November deadline will be removed from the student paper competition but may still be allowed to present in the oral session.

The award evaluation will be based on both the written manuscript (75%) and oral presentation (25%).

Please direct questions to: Lulin Jiang , Baylor University Tarek Abdel-Salam , East Carolina University

Terrestrial Energy Systems Best Student Paper Award

This award will be presented to best student paper submitted under Terrestrial Energy Systems Technical Committee.

Please direct questions to: Andrew Lacher , NASA Langley Keith Hoffler , Adaptive Aerospace

Unmanned Systems Student Best Paper Award

Single paper awarded based on technical discipline selection criteria below.

Must be submitted/presented under any of the Unmanned Systems topics.

Selection will be done by a panel of 4-5 judges made up of the student paper competition chairs and 2-3 other committee members who do not have a conflict of interest with the candidates.

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Data Communication Scholarship at ICPSR

We are now accepting applications for two 2022 competitions (ICPSR Undergraduate and ICPSR Master's), which are listed below.

2024 ICPSR Data Communication Scholarship

Times are changing, and so is the ICPSR Research Paper Competition. Since 2007, the annual competition has showcased undergraduate and graduate students’ research papers that have used data archived at ICPSR.

Winners from ICPSR’s member institutions have covered topics from “ Testing the Theory of Rational Crime with United States Data, 1994-2002 ” in 2007 to “ Does (Trans)Gender Identity Complicate the Relationship between Education and Self-Rated Health? ” in 2022. 

Now, we’re excited to announce that the ICPSR Research Paper Competition is transitioning to the ICPSR Data Communication Scholarship. Starting in November 2023, students from ICPSR member institutions can apply for the scholarship. Instead of the traditional research paper format, ICPSR is recognizing students for creating videos about ICPSR data! "We not only want students using our data, but we want to empower the next generation of data advocates," said Linda Detterman, ICPSR's Membership and Communications Director.

Learning Objectives

After completing this project, students should be able to:

  • Use the ICPSR search tools to find data on a topic of interest to them.
  • Drill down into the information about a study to determine: 
  • The basics: What was the study about? Why was the research conducted, and what topics were covered?
  • Methodological concepts: Who was in the sample and how were they selected to participate? When and how were the data collected, and was the study part of a larger data collection effort (e.g., longitudinal, repeated cross-section, data collected from more than one ‘source’ [e.g., school, teachers, parents, and kids])?
  • Other details: Who were the investigators? Was the research funded and by whom? Are the data members-only or available to all, what is the data citation
  • Examine related publications to see what has been done with the data
  • Synthesize the information to identify research topics for which the data are well suited
  • Create an “advertisement” about the data, highlighting the key features of the study

Feb. 23, 2024, at Midnight, ET

Submissions

What to Submit: 

  • An entry form that includes information about the submitter(s) and the data.
  • The link to a video, no longer than 2 minutes in length, that describes an ICPSR study that gives the viewer a “run down” of the important points and a glimpse at potential uses. Details about what to include can be found in the “Preparing Your Entry” section.

About the Scholarship

Students from ICPSR member institutions are eligible to win scholarships of $1,000 (first place) or $750 (second place) for creating a short video to promote a study in the ICPSR catalog. Realizing that coursework requirements and assignments have changed since the ICPSR Paper Competition was launched in 2007, we are giving the competition a major facelift to better match what students are being asked to do in an era of more creative, less traditional assignments. Upon completing the video, students should have gained experience navigating and searching ICPSR , identifying data of interest, and using the information provided for each study to determine potential uses of the data.

Preparing Your Entry

The Fine Print

  • To be eligible, students must attend a school that is a member of ICPSR. If you are unsure whether your school is a member, please check the member list .
  • Students entering the competition must graduate or have graduated no earlier than April 1 of the year prior to submission. For example, students entering in 2024 have to graduate April 1, 2023, or later.
  • Studies chosen for the videos must be part of ICPSR's curated collection. Specifically, studies found in OpenICPSR and studies with a description that contains a link to another site from which to get the data are not eligible. Note: some study description pages point to the project’s website for further description – that’s okay, as long as you can download the data from the ICPSR page (clicking on download lists files in formats such as SPSS, Stata, SAS, R, and ASCII or CSV as well as documentation files).

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  • We encourage you to search all of the collection, but you can also start your search with only the eligible studies .
  • Think about a topic you are interested in and might like to conduct research on.
  • Use the search tools on icpsr.umich.edu to see what ICPSR has related to that topic. You can start by looking for studies about your topic, studies that contain questions (variables) related to that topic, or research that has been published about your topic. Results for all three types of searches appear on the Search Results page so you don’t need to redo your search to switch from one to the other. You may need to expand or narrow your search based on the results. 
  • Find a few studies that look interesting to you. Click on the title to get to the “study homepage” where you will find additional information about the data. Once you find one that you think you want to use for your video, try to answer the questions below based on the information on the study homepage and in the codebook, and any other documentation provided.
  • Create a video of no more than 2 minutes that captures the important points about the study you chose. You might frame the video by thinking about it as a “commercial” for the data – highlighting any special features – or what you would tell a researcher interested in learning more about the data. Be creative, but keep in mind what you know about social research. 
  • Fill out the entry form and include the link to your video!

How to Approach the Data

Your task for this scholarship opportunity is not to analyze the data, but to learn as much about it as you possibly can and to share that information with other social scientists in an engaging way. No problem, right?!?

Make sure you learn and assess:

  • What is the purpose of the study – why were the data originally collected?
  • Who carried out the study and did they appear to have funding to do so? If yes, from whom? 
  • What topic areas are covered in the data?
  • Who is in the sample and how were they selected?
  • When and how were the data collected?
  • Was this a one-time data collection or was it part of a larger project with ongoing data collection? 
  • What was the source of the data (e.g., individual adults, an adult representing a household, records from an employer, newspaper stories)?
  • Are the data restricted (do you have to apply for access)?
  • What has been done with the data already?
  • What are the strengths of these data that might set them apart from other studies? Are there any limitations?

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Entry Forms

Papers must be submitted electronically via the ICPSR Research Paper Competition Entry and Publication Release Form

  • Awards will be announced in April 2024.
  • Cash prizes will be awarded in each competition.
  • Each winner will receive a certificate in recognition of the award.
  • Letters of achievement will be written to the student, and to the faculty, departments, and deans at the student's institution, upon request.

Promoting the ICPSR Data Communication Scholarship

ICPSR encourages the early promotion of the ICPSR Data Communication Scholarship in your campus community. Please share and/or post these images to help student authors be made aware of it.

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For more information, please email the ICPSR Data Communication Scholarship team at [email protected] .

First Place - ICPSR Undergraduate - Simran Sethi Khanna, Princeton University

First Place - ICPSR Master's - Madeline Smith-Johnson, Rice University

First Place - ICPSR Undergraduate - H. S. Matthew Ng, Verity Y. Q. Lua, and Nadyanna M. Majeed, Singapore Management University

Second Place - ICPSR Undergraduate - Taran Samarth, Pennsylvania State University

First Place - ICPSR Master's - In Jeong Hwang, Harvard University

Second Place - ICPSR Master's - Beverly J. Pettrey, Cleveland State University

First Place - ICPSR Undergraduate - Jessica J Cox, Elizabethtown College

Second Place - ICPSR Undergraduate - Rachel Bickelman, Elizabethtown College

First Place - ICPSR Master's - Ruiqian Li, Baylor University

First Place - ICPSR Undergraduate - Arnold Johnsen, Northwestern University

Second Place - ICPSR Undergraduate - Emalie Rell, Elizabethtown College

First Place - ICPSR Master's - Angela Lee, Harvard University

ICPSR Master's First Place Winner - Paul Hemez, Bowling Green State University

ICPSR Master's Second Place Winner - Matthew Utterback, Cornell University

ICPSR Undergraduate Winner - Candace M. Evans, McMurry University (Texas)

ICPSR Master's Winner - Brielle Bryan, Harvard University

ICPSR Undergraduate Winner - Tiffany Foster, Hiram College (OH)

ICPSR Undergraduate Winner - Lorraine Blatt, Grinnell College (IA)

ICPSR Master's Winner - Peter Lista, Indiana University-Bloomington

RCMD Competition Winner - Jian Li, Central University of Finance and Economics (Beijing)

Data Curation Competition Winner - Tiffany Chao, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

( see all winners )

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The science competitions your students can enter this year

By Emma Molloy

Discover STEM-themed competitions for you and your students to enter in this academic year

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Learn about the fantastic array of science competitions your students can enter – so you can sign up as soon as possible

There is a great range of science competitions out there that your students can enter. Competitions come in all shapes and sizes, including essay writing, photography and video competitions, and can be local or national events.

Besides the array of downloadable materials you can make use of in your lessons, as homework or part of a science club, the benefits of taking part include learning how to work in a team, grasping how lessons apply to real-world problems, and there could even be some extra cash to bag!

You can jump straight to the lists of science-writing competitions , or more arty competitions (such as photography and drawing prizes), or simply read on to discover what’s open to you and your students this academic year.

These competitions have been ordered by closing date. Listing a competition does not serve as an endorsement by the RSC.  Last updated: October 2023.

UK Chemistry Olympiad 

Age: 16–18 (recommended) Registration opens: September 2023 Closes: January 2024

Run by the RSC, the  UK Chemistry Olympiad is designed to challenge and inspire older secondary-school students, by encouraging them to push themselves, boost their critical problem-solving skills and test their knowledge in real-world situations. Explore past papers to get an idea of the types of questions involved.

There are three rounds that culminate with the prestigious International Chemistry Olympiad , which will take place this year in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Round 1, a written test taken in your school, is scheduled to take place on 25 January 2024. Students then receive bronze, silver or gold certificates depending on their scores. Up to 30 students will then be selected to move on to the second round – a training weekend at the University of Nottingham. Four students will then be chosen to represent the UK in the international competition from 21–30 July 2024.

To get started, register your school or college. Do this and find out more information about preparing on the Olympiad homepage .

Top of the Bench

Age: 14–16 Registration opens: soon Closes: January 2024

Top of the Bench  (TOTB) is an annual practical chemistry competition that has been running for over 20 years. It’s a long-standing favourite for students and teachers, and provides an opportunity for students to put their teamwork and practical skills to the test.

Regional heats are led by  RSC local sections  between October and January. The winning team from each heat progresses to the national final, held in the spring at a UK university (where there is also a session for teachers to explore resources and classroom ideas with one of the RSC’s education coordinators).

First prize is awarded to the best overall school performance, with five teams receiving runners up prizes. The Jacqui Clee Award is also awarded each year to the student who makes an outstanding individual contribution.

Teams must consist of four students: two from year 9/S2; one from year 10/S3; one from year 11/S4.

Find more information including past papers and how to apply on the  TOTB homepage .

Slingshot Challenge

Age: 13–18 Registration opens: now Closes: 1 February 2024

The Slingshot Challenge is run by National Geographic and is an exciting opportunity for students to get involved with the global programme. Students can enter in teams of up to six. Individual entries are welcomed although all entries are expected to involve collaboration with peers, stakeholders, and/or marginalized communities.

Students work to prepare a short, 1-minute video, from topics with an environmental focus. Training sessions for teachers and resource/tool kits are available from the website and the providers can offer feedback and technical support ahead of official submissions.

Videos are expected to put forward compelling, evidence-based information and be engaging for the audience. A small number of motivating prizes are awarded each year to the student of up to $10,000.

For full details see the Slingshot Challenge website .

Schools’ Analyst

Age: 16–17 Registration opens: soon Closes: 23 February 2024

The  Schools’ Analyst Competition  is returning to schools in 2024. Run collaboratively by the Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund and the Royal Society of Chemistry, this event allows students to expand their chemistry knowledge and skills through practical analytical experiments. Students must be in Year 12 (England, Wales, NI)/S5 (Scotland)/5th Year (Ireland).

Schools and colleges register their interest to host a heat and, if randomly selected, can now enter up to 25 teams of three students to compete to be crowned the overall school winner. Each winning school team will then compete within their region to find regional winners. Regional winners receive a cash prize for themselves and their school.

Register your school  to take part by 23 February 2024. To take part, students only need access to standard school laboratory equipment and some consumables (a bursary is available for those who need it).

Equipment boxes are sent to 400 entrants, selected at random, and delivered in advance of the event. Results must be submitted by 17 May in Ireland (to ensure schools have the chance to award winners before the summer holidays) and 14 June elsewhere.

Science meets art

If you have some students who would be hooked by the artistic side of science, check out these competitions:

  • RSB Photography competition (open to all ages; opens March 2024; £500 top prize for under 18s)
  • RSB Nancy Rothwell Award for specimen drawing (ages 7–18; open March–July 2024; prizes include set of drawing pencils and small cash prizes for students and schools)
  • Science Without Borders challenge is an artwork competition with a focus on ocean conservation. The 2024 theme is ‘hidden wonders of the deep’ (ages 11–19; closes 4 March 2024; maximum prize of $500)
  • British Science Week poster competition ; this year’s theme will be ‘time’ (ages 3–14; closes March 2024)
  • RPS Woman Science Photographer of the Year is open to women of all ages and backgrounds (open and under 18s; closing date TBC but expected March 2024)
  • Minds Underground Competitions ; Minds Underground run a number of essay competitions each year covering a variety of STEM and other topics (all ages; closing dates vary but 2024 questions will be released January 2024, see website for full details)

MathWorks Math Modeling challenge

Age: 16–19 (England and Wales only) Registration opens:  November 2023 Closes: 24 February 2024

The  M3 Challenge  is an internet-based applied maths competition that inspires participants to pursue STEM education and careers. Working in teams of three to five students, participants have 14 consecutive hours to solve an open-ended maths-modelling problem based around a real issue during the challenge weekend, 1–4 March 2024.

The problem typically has a socially conscious theme – equity, the environment, conservation or recycling, energy use, health, and other topics that young people care about. The challenge gives students the opportunity to use maths modelling processes to represent, analyse, make predictions and otherwise provide insight into real-world phenomena. For example, 2023’s problem centred around modelling the impacts of e-bikes to better understand if they are likely to become part of a global, more sustainable energy plan.

Numerous free  resources , including modelling and coding handbooks, videos and sample problems are available to help teams prepare for the event.

The competition’s final presentation and awards ceremony event is held in New York City in late April – an all-expense paid experience for the finalist teams. These top teams will be awarded scholarships toward the pursuit of higher education, with members of the overall winning team receiving $20,000 (»£16,000).

For rules, resources and to register, visit the competition  website .

The Cambridge Upper Secondary Science Competition

Age: 16–18 Registration opens: now Closes:  30 September 2023 and 31 March 2024

The  Cambridge Upper Secondary Science Competition , run by Cambridge Assessment, is an exciting extra-curricular activity for teams of aspiring scientists who are studying with the Cambridge IGCSE or O Level science programmes.

Teams of three to six students choose a topic and work on a scientific investigation over 20–25 hours. The competition encourages investigations with some practical or community relevance and an eye on sustainability.

Projects may involve laboratory work and should include creative and collaborative working, critical thinking and reflection. Students should be given the opportunity to present their results to a wider audience, perhaps at a science fair or other school event.

Teachers provide initial project evaluations and the best are put forward for consideration by a panel of experts. The winning team receives a certificate and is featured on the competition website. The competition runs twice a year, so keep abreast of all the dates  on the website .

TeenTech Awards 

Age: 11–16 Registration opens: now Closes:  March 2024 for first-round submissions

The  TeenTech Awards  encourage students to see how they might apply science and technology to real-world problems across several different categories, from food and retail through the future of transport to wearable technology. Students identify an opportunity or a problem, suggest a solution and research the market.

Students can work in teams of up to three people and there are lots of award categories. All submitted projects receive feedback and a bronze, silver or gold award. The event is well supported with training sessions for teachers and students, so everyone knows what to expect and what the judges will be looking for!

The best projects go forward to the TeenTech Awards Final for judging and the winning school in each category will receive a cash prize. The final is expected to take place in London in June 2024.

Science writing competitions

Numerous essays competitions run each year covering all aspects and areas of STEM. Below is just a selection of some of the competitions out there. Entries into science writing competitions make great additions to UCAS applications, and they get students thinking about science, too.

  • The Oxford Scientist Schools’ Science Writing Competition  (700-word magazine article; ages 15–18; deadline likely to be July 2024; prize includes £50 and being published in the magazine)
  • Newnham College, Cambridge (2000-word academic essay; age 16–18 women at state school only; deadline likely to be March 2024; winners receive up to £400 to split with their school). Teachers can sign up to mailing lists now to hear more about this essay competition and other events from the college.

British Science Week poster competition

Age: 3–14 Registration opened: January 2024 Closes: March 2024

British Science Week will run from 8–17 March. Alongside numerous activities and events across the country, there will be a themed poster competition – and this year’s theme will is ‘time’.

Entrants can explore a wide range of ideas covered by the broad theme. Judges are on the look out for an innovative angle or creative interpretation of the theme; clear, accurate and informative content; and effective, engaging communication. This competition is a great way for students to practise their communication skills. There are numerous prizes up for grabs that cover all age categories.

Entrants can be teams or individuals from any organisation, although schools are limited to five entries. Find out more on the website , including activity packs and other resources to make the most of British Science Week.

Big Bang Young Scientists and Engineers Competition

Age: 11–18 Registration opens:  October 2023 Closes: 27 March 2024

The Big Bang Competition  is open to young people aged 11 to 18 in state-funded education or who are home educated or who enter as part of a community group. Private school participants can get involved as part of a collaboration with state-school peers.

Participants complete project-based work, focusing on investigation, discovery and use of scientific methods. Students choose their own STEM topic and work to submit their project as a written report or short video. The possibilities are endless!

Students can include their involvement in the competition in their extracurricular activities on UCAS forms and personal statements and have a chance of winning a range of awards and cash prizes.

Find out how to get started and get inspired with past projects on the Big Bang website .

BIEA Youth STEAM Competition

Age: 6–18 Registration opens:  October 2023 Closes: April 2024 for first-round submissions

The  BIEA Youth STEAM Competition  asks students to use their creativity to come up with ideas for a more sustainable future based on a specific theme. The theme for 2024 has yet to be announced, but the theme for 2023 was “developing solutions for sustainable cities”. Students research, design and present their solution, including a written report.

Students can enter as individuals or in teams of up to five members and schools can enter more than one team. There are lots of competition categories to cover all age groups. Submissions are expected to be accepted from January 2024 and the international final to be in July 2024. Learn more on the competition  website .

Local to Newcastle?

Newcastle Secondary School SciFair  is a university-run secondary school science fair for students from state schools across Newcastle. Sci-Fair is a whole day event that will take place during British Science Week. Students can get the opportunity to present their models, posters or PowerPoint presentations about a scientific topic of their choosing. SciFair is open to ages 11–16. There are multiple prizes to be won on the day to recognise student’s efforts. Spaces are limited capacity, so students should wait for their projects to be approved before starting work.

Unsung Heroes of Science video competition

Age: 16–18 Close s: April 2024 TBC

The International  Unsung Heroes of Science video competition   from Hertford College, University of Oxford is open to all 16–18 students. Entrants are tasked with making a two-minute video sharing the story of a scientist whose contributions were overlooked. Entries can be submitted by individuals or in teams of up to three.

The competition website also has lesson plans and links to videos of previous unsung heros, which are great resources for teachers to inspire their students.

Cambridge Chemistry Challenge

Age: 19 or younger Registration opens: now Closes:  1 June 2024

This competition — aimed at Year 12 students but available to younger students — is designed to stretch and challenge students beyond the curriculum interested in chemistry and is excellent experience for anyone considering chemistry for further study.

Students sit a 90-minute written paper under exam conditions in school, which is sent out to schools in advance. Mark schemes are available to teachers, and for schools submitting more than five scripts, these should be marked by the teacher. Scripts of students scoring over 50% are then submitted. Students who perform well receive a certificate and the best performers are invited to join a residential camp at the University of Cambridge at the end of August

The website contains lots of past papers and mark schemes, which are a valuable resource for teachers. Full details are on the  website .

IET Faraday Challenge

Age: 12–13 Registration opens: January 2024 for the 2024–2025 season Closes: July 2024

Faraday Challenges are cross-curricular STEM activity days for UK schools run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology. This annual competition draws on students’ practical science and engineering skills, asking them to work in teams to solve real-world engineering problems and think creatively. Schools can host Challenge Days and invite teams from local schools to join them or apply to join a day at another school. Planning for these events starts early, so plenty of time to get organised for the day.

Teams should be made up of six students aged 12–13 years old (England and Wales Year 8, Scotland S1/S2, Northern Ireland Year 9). Schools may host a challenge day themselves or attend one hosted at another school.

Students win prizes for themselves and a trophy for their school. There is also a national league table and the top teams from across the UK go through to the national final, with the chance to win a cash prize of up to £1000 for their school. Plus, by taking part students will also meet the criteria for achieving a CREST Discovery Award.

If you are not able to enter into the main competition, there is also the opportunity for students to take part in the Virtual Faraday Challenge open to anyone aged 7–15.

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Imperial college science & innovation competition.

Age:  4–adult Registration opens:  September  2023 Closes:  15 December 2023

The  Science & Innovation Competition , run by the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Imperial College, aims to motivate primary and secondary-aged children to engage with science, to encourage them to work as part of a team and engage in fun activities. Adults are also welcome to enter.

Teams of two to four people are asked to develop a new and innovative scientific solution to help achieve one of the  United Nation’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development . To enter, teams need to create a five-minute film that describes the science behind their idea. Finalists are invited to take part in an event during spring 2024 at Imperial College, London (date to be confirmed). Learn more on the  website .

Global essay competition: Young voices in the chemical sciences for sustainability

Age: 35 and under  Registration opens: now Closes: 31 March 2023

An  annual essay competition  on the role of the chemical sciences in sustainability, organised by the International Organization for Chemical Sciences in Development (IOCD) in collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The competition is open globally to entrants under 35 years of age. The theme for the 2023 competition is: How can the chemical sciences lead the stewardship of the Earth’s element resources?

Essays will be grouped into seven regions for shortlisting and selection of winners, based on the entrant’s country of normal residence. Each regional winner will receive a prize of US$500 and their entries will be published in  RSC Sustainability . The shortlisted essays will be collected in an annual compendium,  Young voices in the chemical sciences for sustainability , available on the IOCD’s website. Individual shortlisted entries will also be featured from time to time on IOCD’s website.

Essays will be judged on how well they highlight the importance of scientific approaches grounded in the chemical sciences for solving sustainability challenges. Entrants should take a broad, global perspective, and reflect on the intersection of science, society and policy aspects, rather than describing a particular scientific advance in great technical detail. Essays must not exceed 1500 words of body copy.

Cambridge Chemistry Race

Age: 16–18 Registration opens: Mon 5 December 2022 Closes: February 2023

In the  Cambridge Chemistry Race , teams of 3–5 students solve as many theoretical problems as they can over the course of two hours – ranging from easy riddles to tasks of A-level difficulty and complex chemical problems.

Once a team has solved a question, the examiner verifies their answer and hands them the next question. Points are awarded based on the number of successful attempts. Whoever gets the most points wins!

Students are allowed to use a calculator, books, notes, and printed literature. The challenge aims to test problem-solving skills and chemical understanding rather than knowledge. Explore past questions and solutions  here  to get an idea of what’s in store.

Schools may only enter one team each and places are first come first served.

The competition is run in collaboration with the University of Cambridge’s Department of Chemistry. This year, it is joined by the University of Oxford too, so students may compete in either city. The competition will take place on Saturday 4 February 2023. Learn more on the  competition website .

Quantum on the Clock

Age: 16–18 Closed: 8 July 2022

The Institute of Physics’ QQQ group’s  Quantum on the Clock  competition is open to all A-level or equivalent students in the UK and Ireland. Students are tasked to create a three-minute video about any aspect of quantum science or technology. Entries can be individual or in teams of up to four students.

Cash prizes are on offer for the winners and runners-up, with the judging focusing on creativity, clarity, engagement and accuracy. The ‘best individual’ and ‘best team’ winners will also receive year subscriptions to  Physics World   and an expenses-paid invitation to a prize-giving ceremony at the Photon 2022 conference dinner, which will take place from 30 August until 2 September 2022.

To find out more and apply, watch this  video  and go to the Quantum on the Clock  website .

Clean Tech Competition

Age: 15–18 Closed: 22 April 2022 (registration); 29 April 2022 (paper submission deadline)

The Clean Tech Competition research and design challenge asks students to identify a problem with our natural world and resource use that they want to change, innovate a sustainable solution and submit a research paper to the judges. This year there is no topic restriction; entries simply need to have one goal: create a sustainable solution for an environmental issue.

This is a great opportunity to refine research, analysis and literary skills.

Each team should be made up of one to three students, who must be 15–18 years old on the submission deadline, 29 April 2022. Once the papers have been submitted, the top 10 teams from the global pool will be selected to progress to the virtual global finals. They will present their research and prototypes to the judges, and will receive handsome cash prizes, with the first team also earning a continued mentorship from an expert in the field. 

Find out more and register on the  competition website.

Royal College of Science Union (RCSU) Science Challenge

Age: 14–18 Closed: 11 February 2022

Imperial College London’s RCSU Science Challenge is all about science communication – requiring students to demonstrate their skills in debate and reasoning and teach the public about science and its consequences.

Questions on a given theme are set by eminent scientists – who even read the shortlisted entries, so there’s a real chance students’ work will be seen by world-leading academics. You can find last year’s (Covid-related) questions on the  website .

There are both individual and team categories, and students can answer one of the questions in either written or video form of up to 1000 words or four minutes respectively. Winners receive cash prizes, plus there are non-cash prizes for the runners up.

Shortlisted candidates will be informed on 14 March 2022 and invited to the grand final on 21 March 2022 at the Royal Institution, where they will deliver a short presentation. Find more information about taking part on the  challenge website .

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The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present their research to a panel of judges and conference attendees at SPLASH. The SRC provides visibility and exposes up-and-coming researchers to computer science research and the research community. This competition also gives students an opportunity to discuss their research with experts in their field, get feedback, and sharpen their communication and networking skills.

To participate in the competition, a student must submit a 2-page description of their original research project. The submitted project descriptions are peer-reviewed. Each student whose description is selected by a panel of reviewers is invited to attend the SRC competition at SPLASH and present their work.

Winners of the SPLASH competition are invited to participate in the ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals. Submit your work and take part in the ACM Student Research Competition at SPLASH 2023!

Accepted Papers

In order to participate in the SRC, you must:

  • Have graduate or undergraduate student status (i.e., be enrolled in a university or college) at the time of submission.
  • Be a current ACM student member.
  • If selected, register for the conference and attend.

Submission Guidelines

A submitted research abstract must not exceed 2 pages, including all text, appendices, and figures. Additional pages are permitted only for references (and no other text). The submission must be written in English and must be submitted as a PDF file that follows the ACM SIGPLAN acmart style. See http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Author/ . Please use the provided double-column LaTeX or Word templates.

You must submit your SRC research abstract electronically via https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=splash2023src by July 14th 2023, 23:59pm July 21st, 2023 23:59pm AoE .

Please contact the SPLASH 2023 SRC co-chairs if you need more information.

Competition

If your abstract is accepted, there are two additional rounds of SRC competition that are held during the SPLASH conference.

First Round: Poster Session

The first round is the Poster Session. If you are selected to participate in the competition, you will be invited to present a poster that will be used as a visual helping you to explain your work. This is your opportunity to present your research to conference attendees and SRC judges.

The judges will review the posters and speak to participants about their research. The judges will evaluate the posters based on the quality of the oral and visual presentation, significance of the contribution, research methods, and your broader knowledge of your research area. Following that evaluation, the judges will select students to advance to the second round of the competition.

Second Round: Research Talk

If you are selected for this stage, you will give a 10-minute talk about your research before a panel of judges in a special session at the SPLASH 2023 conference.

You should prepare in advance a presentation and a talk describing your work. The talks will be evaluated by a panel of judges according to the same criteria as posters: the quality of the oral and visual presentation, significance of the contribution, research methods, and your broader knowledge of your research area.

More information about the competition and selection criteria can be found here: https://src.acm.org/about .

Prizes and SRC Grand Finals

The top three winners in each category – undergraduate and graduate – will be recognized during the conference. First-place undergraduate and graduate student winners from all SRCs held during the year (including SPLASH) advance to the SRC Grand Finals.

A separate panel of judges will evaluate all SRC Grand Final participants via the Web. Three undergraduate and three graduate students will be chosen as the SRC Grand Finals winners.

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Jiasi Shen

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Xujie Si

University of Toronto

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University of texas at austin, united states.

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Jürgen Cito

Hamilton college.

Ruyi Ji

Peking University

Anders Miltner

Anders Miltner

Simon fraser university.

Max S. New

University of Michigan

Mukund Raghothaman

Mukund Raghothaman

University of southern california.

Amir Shaikhha

Amir Shaikhha

University of edinburgh, united kingdom, thomas bourgeat.

Tej Chajed

Xinyun Chen

Yanju Chen

University of California at Santa Barbara

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Joshua Gancher

Carnegie mellon university, mirai ikebuchi, kyoto university, jeevana priya inala, microsoft research.

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Switzerland

Mae Milano

University of California at Berkeley

Pardis Pashakhanloo

Pardis Pashakhanloo

University of pennsylvania.

Clément Pit-Claudel

Clément Pit-Claudel

Caleb Stanford

Caleb Stanford

University of california, davis.

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McGill University

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Zhejing University

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Student Research Competition ESEC/FSE 2023

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ESEC/FSE 2023 will host an ACM Student Research Competition (SRC). The SRC is a unique forum reserved for undergraduate and graduate students who want to experience the world of software engineering research, present their results to the community.

The ACM Student Research Competition at ESEC/FSE 2023 consists of three parts:

  • Research Abstract Submission
  • Poster Presentation during the conference
  • Research Talk during the conference

The first-place winners are invited to participate in the ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals (that includes all fields of computer science). Here is how you can participate.

Submit a Research Abstract

To participate, submit an extended research abstract of no more than 800 words (within a 2-page limit) related to the main themes of ESEC/FSE 2023 (see the Research Track for a list of conference topics). The submission should include the following elements: the research problem and motivation, background and related work, approach and novelty, results, and contributions. Your submission must present original research contributions that have not been published elsewhere. Papers will be judged based on how well they cover the above aspects of the work.

All research abstracts must conform to the ESEC/FSE 2023 Format and Submission Guidelines , and must not exceed 800 words (within 2 pages), including all text, appendices, and figures. However, please note that references do not count against the word and page limit: the list of references may expand into a third page but no content (text, figures) is allowed on the third page (i.e., the third page, if any, should contain nothing else except all or part of your references). All submissions must be in English. Submissions must be in PDF format. Papers must be submitted electronically through the ESEC/FSE SRC HotCRP submission site ( http://esecfse2023-src.hotcrp.com ) by 15th June 2023. A panel of experts will review the submissions and select the students to participate in the Student Research Competition, which will be held during ESEC/FSE 2023. Accepted submissions will be published in the conference electronic proceedings and made available in the ACM Digital Library.

The review process is single-blind. There is no need to anonymize the submission. The submission will be handled using HotCRP.

First Round: Poster Presentation

The first round of the competition will take place during the ESEC/FSE 2023 conference and will be a poster session. You will get to present your research to the conference attendees and leading experts in software engineering research, including the SRC committee.

The committee members will review the posters and talk to participants about their research. Subsequently, they will evaluate the research (in terms of quality, novelty, and significance) as well as the presentation of the research (poster and discussion), and choose the participants to advance to the second round of the competition.

Second Round: Give a Presentation

Selected participants will be invited to give a short presentation of their research before the SRC committee members in a special session during the ESEC/FSE 2023. Each presentation will be followed by a short Q&A session. Evaluations of presentations will be based on the presenter’s knowledge of their research area, contribution of the research, and the quality of the oral and visual presentation. At most three winners will be chosen in undergraduate and graduate category, and receive prizes.

The SRC Grand Finals

The first-place winner in each category (undergraduate and graduate) from the SRC held at ESEC/FSE 2023 will advance to the ACM SRC Grand Finals. A different panel of judges evaluates the winners of all SRCs held during the calendar year against each other via the web. Three undergraduates and three graduates will be chosen as the SRC Grand Finals winners.

The top three winners in each category (undergraduate and graduate) will be recognized during the conference and will receive prizes. The first-place winners of the ESEC/FSE SRC are also invited to compete with winners from other conferences in the ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals.

Requirements

Participants must be undergraduate or graduate students pursuing an academic degree at the time of initial submission. Participants must be current student members of the ACM, and must provide their ACM member number. Supervisors of the work may not be listed as co-authors; you must submit a single-authored version of your work for the competition.

Important Dates

All dates are 23:59:59 AoE (UTC-12h).

  • Paper Submission: Fri, 30 June 2023
  • Notification: Fri, 11 August 2023
  • Camera-ready Version: Thu, 24 August, 2023

NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

For additional information, visit the official ACM Student Research Competition website. For questions, please contact the SRC chairs, Caroline Lemieux and Chakkrit (Kla) Tantithamthavorn .

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need to travel to San Francisco if my abstract gets accepted?

Yes, you will need to travel to ESEC/FSE 2023 to participate in the SRC. We will not offer a virtual/hybrid option for the Poster and Presentation rounds of the competition. Should exceptional circumstances (e.g., visa issues) prevent you from travelling to San Francisco in time, contact the SRC chairs.

Q: Does the SRC offer a travel stipend?

Unfortunately the ESEC/FSE 2023 SRC is unable to provide a travel stipend to participants. Should your advisor or institution be unable to cover the travel cost, we encourage you to apply SIGSOFT CAPS .

Q: I am a PhD student. Am I eligible to participate in the SRC?

Yes. As a PhD student, you will compete in the Graduate category of the competition.

Q: What should I write in my research abstract?

A submission to the competition should describe recently completed or ongoing student research related to the topics covered by ESEC/FSE. It is important that your research abstract discusses (1) research problem and motivation, (2) background and related work, (3) approach and uniqueness, and (4) results and contributions. The committee will assess your research abstract along these dimensions.

Q: What criteria will be used to evaluate the poster and conference presentations?

The judges will assess the poster presentations using the following criteria: Oral presentation, Visual presentation, Research methods, and Significance of contribution. For the conference presentation, the evaluation criteria are Knowledge of research area, Contribution of the research, and Presentation.

Q: My research is not related to software engineering or any of the main themes of the ESEC/FSE conference. Can I still participate in the Student Research Competition?

Yes, but not at ESEC/FSE. To participate in the competition at ESEC/FSE, your research needs to be related to the main themes of the ESEC/FSE conference (see the topics for the main conference track). If your research is not among the topics relevant for ESEC/FSE, please check the list of current SRC calls to find a conference that is better related. If you don’t find a conference that covers your research, you can participate in the SRC at the SIGCSE conference.

Q: Can I submit research that is already published elsewhere?

No, the submission needs to be original. In particular, you cannot participate with a short version of a paper that is accepted in the main track. We will ask you to retract work that has already been published elsewhere.

Q: Can I get my paper published if I cannot attend?

No, the student will need to attend/present their poster or your paper will not be published.

Q: Can I participate without an ACM student membership?

No, you need to have an ACM student membership to participate.

Q: Do figures count towards the word limit?

No, they do not.

Caroline Lemieux

Caroline Lemieux Co-chair

University of british columbia.

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Kla Tantithamthavorn Co-chair

Monash university.

Daniel Alencar Da Costa

Daniel Alencar Da Costa

University of otago, new zealand.

Timofey Bryksin

Timofey Bryksin

Jetbrains research.

Jieshan Chen

Jieshan Chen

Csiro's data61.

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Diego Costa

Concordia university, canada.

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Zhipeng Gao

Shanghai institute for advanced study of zhejiang university.

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Gregory Gay

Chalmers | university of gothenburg.

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Vincent J. Hellendoorn

Carnegie mellon university, united states.

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Singapore management university, singapore.

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Martin Kellogg

New jersey institute of technology.

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Owolabi Legunsen

Cornell university.

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Polytechnique Montréal

Xiao Liu

School of Information Technology, Deakin University

Chao Ni

School of Software Technology, Zhejiang University

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Masud Rahman

Dalhousie university.

Peter Rigby

Peter Rigby

Concordia university; meta.

Bonita Sharif

Bonita Sharif

University of nebraska-lincoln, usa.

Lin Shi

Beihang University, China

Yutian Tang

Yutian Tang

University of glasgow, united kingdom.

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Leopoldo Teixeira

Federal university of pernambuco.

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Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

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Zhiyuan Wan

Zhejiang university.

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Kyushu University, Japan

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York University

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Xiaofei Xie

Singapore management university.

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Jinqiu Yang

Concordia university.

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Mansooreh Zahedi

The univeristy of melbourne.

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ACM SIGMETRICS Student Research Competition (SRC)

The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) offers a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research at well-known ACM sponsored and co-sponsored conferences before a panel of judges and attendees. The SRC consists of two rounds of competition, held at conferences, and a grand finals competition.

To participate in the competition, a student must submit an 800-word abstract of their original research project. Each submitted abstract will be evaluated by a minimum of three faculty members, none of whom are affiliated with the student's university. Each student whose abstract is selected is invited to attend the SRC competition at SIGMETRICS and participate in the SRC poster session. Posters will be evaluated based on the research methods, the significance of contribution and the oral and visual presentation. A group of semi-finalists (top five in each category) will be chosen to give a short presentation in the second round of the competition, on the last day of the conference. Evaluations are based on the presenter’s knowledge of his/her research area, contribution of the research, and the presentation. Three winners will be chosen in each category, undergraduate and graduate (Masters or PhD program), receiving $500, $300, and $200, respectively. First place undergraduate and graduate (Masters or PhD program) student winners can participate in the SRC Grand Finals.

Submit your work and take part of the ACM Student Research Competition at SIGMETRICS 2023!

SRC Winners

Undergraduate category:

  • 1st place: Tianhao Huang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) - An End-to-End Benchmarking Tool for Analyzing the Hardware-Software Implications of Multi-modal DNNs
  • 2nd place: Xiangan He (Boston College) - Zephyr: An Economically Feasible, Zero-Knowledge Light Client for Enhanced Blockchain
  • 3rd place: Nishat Ahmed (The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art) - Best Practices for Exoskeleton Evaluation Using DeepLabCut

Graduate category:

  • 1st place: Isaac Grosof (Carnegie Mellon University) - The RESET Technique for Multiserver-Job Analysis
  • 2nd place: Yuanyuan Li (Northeastern University) - Distributed Experimental Design Networks
  • 3rd place: Zifeng Niu (Imperial College London) - Graph Learning based Performance Analysis for Queueing Networks

Accepted Posters

  • Xiangan He (Boston College) - Zephyr: An Economically Feasible, Zero-Knowledge Light Client for Enhanced Blockchain
  • Beatriz Souza, Marcio Miranda (advisor), Luiz Maltar (advisor) (Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro) - An Energy-efficient Wireless Sensor Network Applied to Greenhouse Cultivation
  • Nishat Ahmed, Amaan Rahman, Lucia Rhode (The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art) - Best Practices for Exoskeleton Evaluation Using DeepLabCut
  • Tianhao Huang, Mo Niu, Xiaozhi Zhu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) - An End-to-End Benchmarking Tool for Analyzing the Hardware-Software Implications of Multi-modal DNNs
  • Amanda Camacho Novaes de Oliveira (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)) - Learning the Optimal Representation Dimension for Restricted Boltzmann Machines
  • Zifeng Niu (Imperial College London) - Graph Learning based Performance Analysis for Queueing Networks
  • Isaac Grosof (Carnegie Mellon University) - The RESET Technique for Multiserver-Job Analysis
  • Md Rajib Hossen (The University of Texas at Arlington) - PEMA+: A Comprehensive Resource Manager for Microservices
  • Yuanyuan Li (Northeastern University) - Distributed Experimental Design Networks

Call for Contributions

How to participate: submit a research abstract.

To enroll in the Student Research Competition (SRC), you must be an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing an academic degree at the time of initial submission. You must submit a research abstract (at most 800 words) related to any of the main SIGMETRICS themes. A submission should describe the motivation of the research, background work, the approach, the actual results and your contribution. Supervisors of the work may not be listed as co-authors (see the Frequently Asked Questions section). As with any publication, the content of the submission must be at least 30% different than any other publication.

The SRC committee members will review the submissions and select students to participate in the competition. Submissions that are accepted to the competition will be published in ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review.

SRC Participation Requirements

Participants must register for SIGMETRICS 2023 as well as be currently enrolled in a university or college and have an active ACM student membership. Qualifying research areas are those covered by the conference; they are specified in the conference’s call for papers. Students may only participate in one SRC per program year (April 1-March 31). Students that have applied to an SRC, but whose research abstract has not been selected, may respond to other SRC calls for contributions during the program year.

Only individual research is accepted from Graduate (Masters or PhD program) students; group research projects will not be considered. If an individual is part of a group research project and wants to participate in an SRC, they can only present their part of the research. Team projects will be accepted from Undergraduate students. One person should be designated by the team to attend the conference and make the oral presentation. Should the designated presenter win first, second or third place in competition only they will receive the medal and monetary award.

Submission Guidelines

A submission to SRC must not exceed 800 words, and not exceed 2 pages including all text, references, appendices, and figures. The submission must be written in English and must be submitted as a PDF file. All submissions must conform to the Alternate ACM SIG Proceedings Paper Formatting Guidelines (LaTEX users must use the class file ). Please note that upon acceptance, authors will be required to complete the ACM rights form, fill in the copyright information in their document, and submit their final version within 48 hours of its being requested.

The SRC research abstract is to be submitted electronically using the HotCRP submission page: https://sigmetrics23src.hotcrp.com/ and the ACM membership number be provided in the submission form.

Important Dates

  • SRC Submissions Deadline: March 1st, 2023 at 11:59:59 pm (midnight) ET – Eastern Time
  • SRC Acceptance Notification: March 25th, 2023
  • SRC Poster Session (First round): June 20, 2023
  • SRC Presentation (Second round): June 22, 2023
  • SRC Camera Ready: June 30, 2023

Additional Information

  • Sara Alouf, Inria, France
  • Y.C. Tay, National University of Singapore, Singapore

SRC committee

  • Benny Van Houdt, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Daniel Figueiredo, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Giulia Fanti, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Jussara Almeida, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Luoyi Fu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Martin Arlitt, Micro Focus, Canada
  • Matthieu Jonckheere, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

At the Conference

First round competition: poster presentation on june 20, 2023.

If you are selected to participate in the competition, you will be invited to the first round, which will take place at SIGMETRICS 2023. You will present a poster describing your work to conference attendees and leading experts in the field, including the SRC committee. Judges will review the posters and discuss the research with participants. The scale for evaluating the visual presentation of the research is as follows: (1) oral presentation: 10 points, (2) visual presentation: 10 points, (3) research methods: 15 points, (4) significance of contribution: 10 points. The top five students in each category will advance to the second round of the competition.

Second Round Competition: Research Talk (likely on June 22)

If you are selected for the second round, you will give a short presentation of your research before a panel of a minimum of five judges in a special session at the SIGMETRICS 2023 conference. You should prepare in advance a presentation and a talk describing your work. After each presentation, there will be a brief question-and-answer session. The scale for evaluating the conference presentation of the research is as follows: (1) knowledge of research area: 15 points, (2) contribution of research: 10 points, (3) presentation: 10 points. Based on their scores, the top three undergraduate and three graduate (Masters or PhD program) students will be chosen as winners. They will be recognized during the conference and will receive prizes.

SRC Grand Finals (after the conference)

The first place winners of the SIGMETRICS 2023 SRC will be invited to participate in the ACM SRC Grand Finals, where they will compete with winners from other conferences held during the program year. A different panel of judges evaluates these winners against each other via the web. Three undergraduates and three graduates will be chosen as the SRC Grand Finals winners.

The top three undergraduate and graduate winners at each SRC receive prizes of $500, $300, and $200, respectively (USD). All SRC participants receive a certificate of participation. 

The top three undergraduate and graduate winners at each SRC receive an award medal and a one-year complimentary ACM student membership with a subscription to ACM’s Digital Library.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can i list my advisor as a co-author on my poster/talk/paper.

People who have overseen a project but are too senior to compete in the SRC (e.g., faculty or post-doc advisors for the graduate category, faculty or graduate student advisors for the undergraduate) may be listed as co-authors, but their role should be clearly identified as advisory; it's clearest to list these people in an "acknowledgements" section and not as co-authors if possible. Even if listed as co-authors, such people should have no more than an advisory or editorial role in writing the submission and may not have any role in presenting it.

What should be part of the research abstract?

A submission to the competition should describe recently completed or ongoing student research related to the topics covered by SIGMETRICS. It is important that your research abstract discusses (1) research problem and motivation, (2) background and related work, (3) approach and uniqueness, and (4) results and contributions. The committee will assess your research abstract along these dimensions.

Based on what criteria will judges evaluate the abstract/research?

The judges will assess research abstracts based on four criteria: Problem and motivation, Background and related work, Approach and uniqueness, and Results and contribution. For the poster presentation, the criteria are Oral presentation, Visual presentation, Research methods, and Significance of contribution. For the conference presentation, the criteria are Knowledge of research area, Contribution of research, and Presentation.

My research is not related to any of the main themes of the SIGMETRICS conference. Can I still participate in the Student Research Competition?

Yes, but not at SIGMETRICS. Participate in a SRC at conference that is related to your research. To participate in the competition at SIGMETRICS, your research needs to be related to the main themes of the SIGMETRICS conference (see the topics for the Technical Research Track). If your research is not among the topics relevant for SIGMETRICS, please check http://src.acm.org/ to find a conference that is better related.

I submitted a paper to SIGMETRICS 2023. May I also submit an abstract on the same topic to the Student Research Competition?

No. The purpose of the SRC is to give feedback on ongoing or incomplete research. If the work is complete enough to be submitted as a full paper to SIGMETRICS 2023, then it is not eligible for the SRC. (see below)

Can already published works be submitted to an SRC?

Standard self-plagiarism rules are in effect for the SRC. If the research results have already appeared in a publication, prior to the SRC submission date, then they are not permitted to be submitted to an SRC for consideration. Furthermore, the same work may not be presented at an SRC and in another session in the same conference in the same year.

Student Grant Program

Sigmetrics 2023 is pleased to offer student grants to subsidize travel and registration costs for attending the conference. The number and amount of the awards will depend on the number of applications received and the available funds.

Eligibility

Only students may apply to the Registration Grant Program, where “students” here refers to undergraduate or graduate levels, but not postdocs.

How to apply

All student applicants should fill out the application form here .

These grants are generously sponsored by the National Science Foundation for students at US universities or students who are US citizens, and by our industry sponsors for students who are neither studying in the US nor US citizens.

The deadline for submitting the application form is May 20th . We may extend the deadline depending on the number of applications. We will process applications on a rolling basis, but expect to communicate all decisions to applicants by May 30th .

The instructions for reimbursement will be conveyed to the awardees once selected. Applicants should wait to hear back before registering, as the award will be made in the form of a coupon code. We are not able to reimburse students who register prior to hearing back about the grant results . If you have any questions about the application process, please email the student awards chairs Avhishek Chatterjee and Zhenhua Liu .

Applicants with financial need and those that are presenting at the conference or an associated workshop, especially in-person attendees, will be given preference. We also strongly encourage students from traditionally underrepresented groups and students in India to apply; a subset of the funds is specifically designated to support those students.

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The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) offers a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research before a panel of judges and attendees at CGO. Participants must be undergraduates or graduate students pursuing an academic degree at the time of initial submission. Participants must be current student members of the ACM.

To participate in the competition, a student must submit an extended abstract (500 words).

The abstracts will be reviewed by a selection committee and selected abstracts will be invited to present as posters at the conference. SRC poster submissions are, in addition, evaluated by a jury during the poster session at the conference. The best three posters are then invited to give a short presentation (10 minutes + 5 minutes questions) on the next day. Based on the submitted abstract, the poster, and the presentation, the winner of CGO’s Student Research Competition will be selected, who will receive an award. In addition, the winner will be invited to participate in the grand 2023 ACM SRC competition. Further information on the ACM SRC is available at: https://src.acm.org .

Submissions in the form of an extended abstract are solicited in any topics relevant to the main conference, including:

  • Code Generation, Translation, Transformation, and Optimization for performance, energy, virtualization, portability, security, or reliability concerns, and architectural support
  • Efficient execution of dynamically typed and higher-level languages Optimization and code generation for emerging programming models, platforms, domain-specific languages
  • Dynamic/static, profile-guided, feedback-directed, and machine learning-based optimization
  • Static, Dynamic, and Hybrid Analysis for performance, energy, memory locality, throughput or latency, security, reliability, or functional debugging
  • Program characterization methods
  • Efficient profiling and instrumentation techniques; architectural support
  • Novel and efficient tools
  • Compiler design, practice, and experience
  • Compiler abstraction and intermediate representations
  • Vertical integration of language features, representations, optimizations, and runtime support for parallelism
  • Solutions that involve cross-layer (HW/OS/VM/SW) design and integration
  • Deployed dynamic/static compiler and runtime systems for general-purpose, embedded system and Cloud/HPC platforms
  • Parallelism, heterogeneity, and reconfigurable architectures
  • Optimizations for heterogeneous or specialized targets, GPUs, SoCs, CGRA
  • Compiler-support for vectorization, thread extraction, task scheduling, speculation, transaction, memory management, data distribution, and synchronization

Travel grant application

Please note that there is no travel grant dedicated to the Student Research Competition, however qualified students can apply for the CGO Travel Grant. Please find more information regarding the travel grants at this page.

Submission Information

Submission must be about unpublished work that is not under review anywhere.

Extended abstracts of up to 500 words should be submitted by email with CGO SRC in the subject to [email protected] on or before December 15, 2022.

All submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee. Notifications will be sent out by January 10th, 2023.

Please format your submission using the SIGPLAN format found here . Use one 8.5″x11″ single spaced, double-column page, with 10pt or larger font. Figures are accepted. Include your name and the name of your advisor(s). Optionally, send a pdf of the poster you plan to present (this does not have to be the final version of the poster).

  • Submission: December 15th, 2022 (AoE)
  • Notification: Jan 10th, 2023

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Selection Committee Members

  • Albert Cohen
  • Delphine Demange
  • Sebastian Hack
  • Pavlos Petoumenos
  • Jeremy Singer
  • Zhijia Zhao

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