Student EMC Hardware Design Competition
The Education Committee (EdCom) of the IEEE EMC Society would like to invite students currently enrolled in a college or university at either the graduate or under graduate level to submit a short video (max 10 minutes) that demonstrates a fundamental concept of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Signal Power Integrity (SIPI) or related topic. Submitted videos should be both entertaining and educational. They should be hardware demonstrations, not software simulations. The contest is designed to provide an opportunity for student competitors to showcase their creative skills while informing other students or the general public about a topic relevant to EMC or SIPI. Videos should be designed and produced by a student or a small group of students working together. Advisors should limit their help to answering basic EMC questions from the student once the project has begun.
SCHEDULE - Student EMC Hardware Design Contest Schedule
STUDENT HARDWARE DESIGN COMPETITION GENERAL RULES
- The Team should include a mentor (i.e academic advisor, industry professional, etc Entries are limited to one team per mentor.
- Student groups are expected to complete the work on their own.
- The student(s) should use the corresponding institutional email address rather than their personal emails for all correspondence.
- All submittals will be judged by a team comprised of several EMC Society Education Committee members based on technical design, creativity and educational merit/value.
- The winning team will receive a first prize of $1,000 USD plus a travel grant of a maximum of $2,000 USD to cover the cost for one member or more members to attend the conference. The best runner up will receive a prize of $500 USD. Award recipients will need to complete the appropriate US Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service forms as required by the IEEE. Travel stipend recipients will need to complete an expense account report for reimbursement.
- The winning team will be asked to submit a brief article to IEEE EMC Magazine in order to share their design experience with the greater EMC Community.
STUDENT HARDWARE DESIGN COMPETITION INSTRUCTIONS
Submit the video or a link where the video can be viewed to:
Student Design Competition Coordinator
Submissions should include the names of all team members and their institutional email addresses along with the mentor’s name, title and email address Submissions will be accepted anytime between January 3 and April 29 2022. Prepare the video as instructed ( team members, mentor name and institution name in the beginning with institutional background) and have the mentor prepare a letter stating that the video is the original work of the students. This letter is mandatory. The submitter will receive an email confirming reception of the contest entry.
Evaluation Criteria: Entries will be judged on technical design (35%), creativity (35%) and educational merit (30%).
The IEEE EMC Society’s Technical and Special Committees encompass most but not all of the possible topics of interest. These Committees are responsible for sponsoring Symposium content and reviewing papers within their scope. The Committees, their scopes, and their primary topics of interest are listed below: