Technical Paper


Saturday April 6, 2013 from 8:00 am to Noon (tentative)

Room: Ground Floor, Bristlecone @ Hyatt Regency DTC, Denver, Colorado

The Student Papers competition encourages the development of technical communication skills.  The competition includes an oral presentation and written paper related to technical, engineering, management, or societal aspects of subjects relevant to the IEEE.The Student Papers Competition is open to IEEE student members who are undergraduates (only) at the time of the local competition.  IEEE membership is required.  Papers may be prepared by a single author or by a team of up to three authors (all must be undergraduates).   Competitions occur at the Local, Area, and Region levels.  Winners may revise their submission between levels.  At most, the top three winners of each Area-level competition compete at the Region Competition.  See the rules for complete details on eligibility, judging, etc.


Local Competitions: check with your Branch Counselor

Area Competitions:  for submission process please review the paper competition rules.

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2013

Area Chairs:

North Area (KS, MO, OK, & southern IL): George R Dean
East Area (AR, LA, & east TX): Francis B Grosz
South Area (TX except east and west TX): Robert C Shapiro
West Area (CO, southern WY, southwestern NE, west TX, & southeastern NM): James R Look


Region Paper Submission Deadline Friday March 22, 2013 (Required – late submissions will be disqualified)

A written paper must be electronically submitted (in PDF format) to the Region Competition Chair, Dr. Jason W. Rupe. The paper submission must be accompanied by the Area Winners Form.

Results are based on both oral presentation and the written paper.

Attendance and registration for the conference is required.


Region contest winners shall be announced at the Saturday Conference Banquet.  The decisions of the judges are final.  Certificates are awarded to the winning papers. Cash prizes will be given for the Area and Region Competitions as shown. Prizes are per winning entry, not per author.

Area Winners: First-placed team: $ 250; Second-placed Team: $ 150; and Third-placed Team $ 75.

Region: First-placed team: $ 800; Second-placed Team: $ 500; and Third-placed Team $ 200.

Reimbursement: For travel and accommodation reimbursements please read the Reimbursement Procedure document below and visit the “Student Competitions: Eligibility and Reimbursement Policy.” Reasonable expenses for the Area winning papers (three attendees per Area maximum) will be reimbursed for their attendance at the Region Competition. Reimbursement is subject to R5 guidelines and must be requested through a Regional Expense Form; contact the competition chair for full details.

Region 5 Student Paper Reimbursement Procedure


Click to access the paper competition rules.  For other questions concerning the R5 Student Papers Competition, please contact the Student Papers Chair, Dr. Jason W. Rupe.


The Region Student Papers Competition is jointly sponsored by IEEE Region 5 and the IEEE Life Members Fund.